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Old 11-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Oceanic 90 gallon reef ready

Does anyone have an opinion on Oceanic tanks? I am going to see one tomorrow, a 90 gallon w/corner flo, stand and canopy for $400. I was wondering if this is a good deal. Any tips on how to properly inspect used equipment (aside of filling it with water)?

I was going to go with a new smaller 65 gallon tank and a cheaper stand for about as much or a little more. But this opportunity came up and now I am undecided.

I plan to start with salt water fish and live rocks but slowly move into getting corals.

Next I need lighting and a skimmer. Any suggestions for the 90 gallon setup?

I am soooo anxious to get started...
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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What were the dimensions of the 65?
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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There is a 120 gal rr fs in Levittown Pa dont know how close that is to you as well for 400 with stand and hood
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The 65 gal is a Marineland 36 x 18 x 24 from that fish place for 197$. A glass canopy is another 33$.

Levittown is about 2 hours away, closer to philly. I will be going to philly wednesday to pickup my son, so it is a maybe. The problem with a 120 gal is transporting it. We have a station wagon and I don't think it would fit.
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Where did you find the listing for the 120?
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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The central NJ craigslist haha

Here is a link. Look up dimensions of the tank and your staion wagon. It might fit.

120 gallon Reef Ready Fish Tank it will say its 800$ but go to the second link, it was lowered to 400$

central NJ all for sale / wanted classifieds "saltwater" - craigslist

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Saltwater tank 120 gallon complete

This was interestng as well...
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #8
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That last one in Jersey City looks real nice. But I think 120 is a bit too big for us.
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Here in atlanta I could get a tank that size with nice stand and hood for around $300. Not sure what prices up there are but if I were you, I would join a local reef club forum and keep an eye out. I bet you could find a better deal.
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I agree with that. Dont know many reef clubs though.

It may be worth the drive to go into ny or nj for a deal so check the other craigslists as well. Possibly other forums too.

I think I may get mine custom built, and it can be costly.
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