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Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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purchase question

I am about to purchase a 75 gal reef ready with stand and canopy. He sold off the lighting. But this is what he has left. Aqua c remora protein skimmer+pump.Phosban 150 reactor+mj1200 pump. Koralia 4 powerhead. 150w heater. Rio 17 return pump. Small net, large net, and magfloat cleaner. All for $300. And he has 75 lbs of sand for $50
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I am about to purchase a 75 gal reef ready with stand and canopy. He sold off the lighting. But this is what he has left. Aqua c remora protein skimmer+pump.Phosban 150 reactor+mj1200 pump. Koralia 4 powerhead. 150w heater. Rio 17 return pump. Small net, large net, and magfloat cleaner. All for $300. And he has 75 lbs of sand for $50
Why would he not include the sand? The rock I could see him trying to sell off, especially if corals were attached to it, but unless he has a buyer for the sand it doesn't make sense, at least to me. Your prolly gonna wind up investing another 300 in lighting so be prepared as most will tell you this is a fantastic and EXPENSIVE hobby. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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Have my lights picked out. Taotronics al09's. Two of them. I've read tons of threads with great reviews for them
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I thought he should be including the sand also. But he says he has someone 'interested'
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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It is a good deal either way IMO. I'd pick that up in a minute. In all reality, I would pass on the sand. You will need to rinse the sand no matter what to remove the junk that built up when he had it up and running, so why not start out with fresh. Just how I see it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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Appreciate the responses everyone. I ditched the freshwater idea I was going with. And all his stuff is only 2 years old
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Get the tank, but I hate the protein skimmer that he has, sell it and get a better one
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #8
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Wound up buying the tank and stand, and everything but his sand. Pics of it at his place. Dismantled here, sanding and painting the stand, cleaning the tank, etc.
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