Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-09-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Saluda, SC
Posts: 12
Need advice! Looking at a 150g tank

I am looking at a tank right now that is 150 gal. The craigslist advertisment is below. I would love to have some feedback from those who have gone the route of buying a somewhat established tank, and adding to it.

Link to the tank for sale:

150 Gallon Acrylic Aquarium complete w/rock, fish corals

Our closest LFS is in Columbia, SC. (Fishy Business) They have a very good reputation and the only thing left for me to do is to take them a sample of my water.......well water. We live about 55 miles from Fishy Business, and I intend to make up my on water if at all possible. (Would love advice from those who have well water on this subject.)


Spoke with the guy tonight and the tank is 150g custom acrylic. Tank was made in 2000 and ran for one year, put into storage from 2001 to 2008, and has been up and running since.

Tank is stable....skimmer is a AETech ETSS 80R that was bought new in 2008. The skimmer has the large waste add on feature. The chiller was serviced in 2008.

It has a good many soft corals a some live stock. The rock was originally purchased from Tampa Bay Rock if that means anything. It has probably around a 40g sump with no refugium.

I plan on looking at the tank in person this Friday. Please look at the ad......and any advice is greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
scboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Saluda, SC
Posts: 12
Well I went and looked at the tank last night..... Not exactly what the pictures looked like. Oh well.... :-(

I did get some more knowledge while I was there though......

I think that I want a 180g tank now. Looking for something that has the dimensions of 72x24x24. The 24" width looks like it really helps with reefing. Are there any glass tanks out there with these dimensions, or should I just stick with the acrylic tanks?

Feeling more ignorant by the hour.....
__________________

__________________
scboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 02:16 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
reefdiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: LittleRock
Posts: 1,033
there shure are its just finding them. Its best just to keep looking inti different sites.
__________________
reefdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
you are right. the footprint is very important. a standard glass 150 is only 18" front to back. it's a bit of a pain to aqua scape. a glass 180 is a much better choice with a 24" front to back measurement.
lately(or maybe i should say finally!) tank manufacturers have been listening to their customers and building tanks with excellent footprints for reef keeping. i was at our major LFS last week and saw a few 5 and 6 foot tanks that were 36" front to back, and somewhat shallow top to bottom (24"). these were from major manufacturers too, so i'm betting your LFS can order them in.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Saluda, SC
Posts: 12
Man...... A tank 6'x3'x2' = 270g! Now that will get you to thinking!?!?!

By the way are there any other sites to look at other than keeping my eyes peeled out on Craigslist?
__________________
scboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 12:06 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
yeah..i'm just giving a few examples...but i've seen some equally awesome footprints in smaller tanks too.
backpage.com maybe....plus all the F/s threads on aquaria forums.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need sump help for 150g tank OscarGal DIY Projects 7 04-03-2009 11:05 PM
New 150g Tank Ziggy953 New Acquisitions 12 08-05-2008 02:21 AM
Need help with 150g tank. Obmanta DIY Projects 6 11-17-2004 12:09 AM
Advice on setting up a 150g tank Mothi Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 10-14-2004 03:33 AM
150g New Tank FireGirl Cichlid Discussion 14 03-01-2004 04:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.