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Old 02-05-2014, 12:06 PM   #21
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New tank can't decide on size???

I just came across a 8' x 3' x 20" high (300gallon) with 3 overflows on Kijiji .

Very tempted to get it, also found a 150 gallon, 48"x 30" x 24"

I don't know if I'll even be able to get the bigger tank into my basement,lol
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:53 PM   #22
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Here's a place that I bought my big tanks from. They are pretty affordable, and make decent tanks. People complain about them, but these guys are half to two thirds cheaper than the competition. View the sizes and get even more confused...lol.
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Ha...the sizes are nuts. I wish they listed by nominal gallons or something that made sense. They seem to be listed randomly.

Anyhow, you're (sort of) in my neck of the woods. Did you do pick up at a show, or freight to your door. If the latter, do you recall what it ran you? A 120 from them can't be beat for $300 and change, but since pickup for me is too far (Baltimore and Allentown are both ~2hrs from me), I'm wondering if freight will send the price over the top.
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I picked up the 3 tanks at a show in Allentown Pa. It's about an hour north of me. Yes, I believe that an outside carrier would be expensive.
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Thanks Did you use your own/existing stands or buy theirs? If theirs, how is the quality?

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I saw them on the truck. They seemed pretty nice, but I didn't inspect them closely. I put all of the tanks I bought from them in wall, or in a cabinet (I bought an oddly shaped acrylic sump also).
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:47 PM   #26
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So I have narrowed it down to two tanks .

1. A 48"x24"x30"-150gallon

2. A rimless 36"x24"x24"-100g I think.
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The 2nd tank is a peninsula type with starphire 3 sides
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If you are doing a reef, make sure it's shallow. I promise you'll thank me. A 30" tall tank is a PITA....trust me.
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I would agree 30" would be a pain to keep clean unless you're tall and have long arms. It takes quite some time to clean just 24". When I was looking to buy my current tank, there were a lot of them for sale that had 30" or more height. I checked one out, and the first thing the guy said was he was tired of climbing on a step ladder and getting his arm soaked every time he cleaned the glass.
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it's not a matter of keeping it clean...it's a matter of touching the bottom. How often are your hands in the tank now? Mine are in it almost daily...and i hate getting my armpits in it.
they are in it to kill aptasia, or straighten a knocked over frag, or to knock the sand off of something. I suggest something 21" or less.
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