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Old 05-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #11
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Carey, you will be fine. I have had a yellow in my tank for a year now.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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ps.... if this is going to be your last tank, why not just go for the gusto and get a 225+????
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:13 AM   #13
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i thought about that but a tank that size would be WAY too much to build the 180 i had i sunk almost 8000 into it
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:01 AM   #14
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theres alot of DIY stuff you can do for that. you can build a DIY skimmer out of a 5 gallon water jug. since a skimmer is mainly the pump and the contact time for the bubbles. the jug is plenty big and has a smooth funnaled end for the bubles to enter the cup smoothly. that alone will save you a few hundred bucks.
buy a used tank and stand or diy your stand. another huge sum.

use dry rock or DIY rock and seed it with 30lbs of live. prob $50 bucks total for 200 pounds of diy rock

if you go with T5 lighting you can DIY those
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #15
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ps.... if this is going to be your last tank, why not just go for the gusto and get a 225+????
Lol kinda what I was thinking. I can go six feet long and two feet wide. The depth is where I have issues I have little t rex arms hehe
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Did you get the tank Carey???
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Nope. I have restrained myself for once. I think I will wait for the 6 foot tank. I wanted at least 2 tangs so I'll need the swim room. Plus it's crazy expensive and hard to find lighting for a five footer. And I couldnt run a sump wiht the included stand, no door access....weird lol
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Well, if you want a 6ft tank then good to stick with the plan.. That is weird, no doors on the stand?? Never thought of the lighting, would probably have to do a MH setup for that eh..

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Well, if you want a 6ft tank then good to stick with the plan.. That is weird, no doors on the stand?? Never thought of the lighting, would probably have to do a MH setup for that eh..

Shane.
The stand was a hideous wood color too. Just don't trust it to hold all that weight as well since it looks homemade lol. Tank looked brand new tho and was black. I just gotta keep looking I guess. I just get so excited for a good deal
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Well, if you want a 6ft tank then good to stick with the plan.. That is weird, no doors on the stand?? Never thought of the lighting, would probably have to do a MH setup for that eh..

Shane.

for the 60" tanks or 72" wither way you could always use a 24" and 36" T5 fixtures or go with a 60" T5 fixture. i believe that make a 5' bulb

carey you should get a standard 180 72x24x24 not to tall and a wicked aquascape, its basicaly the same as a 125 only you have 2 extra inches on top and an extra 6 inches to the back
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