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Old 10-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #211
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How long has the tank been running? The longer its been running the worse the spike will be when it gets stirred up in most cases. I'm kinda confused though lol Are you buying a running tank and bringing it home? Thought you were moving lol. Are you dead set on keeping the livestock? Could you possibly buy it all, take the livestock to your lfs for store credit, and just keep the equipment. Then you could set it up with out all the headaches and maybe have a healthy credit amount waiting for you at the store.
Yep, buying someone's running tank. Lol. I have a serious problem with collecting tanks haha. And I'm still moving so ill be moving it again. No I am not attached to anything really, I'm not even sure what it all is... I would like to attempt to keep the system alive tho. I might be able to work out something with the place that buys my fry. It's 2.5 hours away tho and I probably won't be able to breakdown the tank, set it up and then drive there. I have more free time next week. The only things making this so difficult is the fact that I have to work everyday @ 4 pm everyday till Tuesday and everything needs to be accomplished by then while still allowing me time to get ready for work... And this person says it needs to be gone by Saturday. I'm buying this for $90.

I have no idea how long it's been running, I know for sure at least 4 months because they contacted me 4 months ago about buying it when they wanted $450 for it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #212
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Yep, buying someone's running tank. Lol. I have a serious problem with collecting tanks haha. And I'm still moving so ill be moving it again. No I am not attached to anything really, I'm not even sure what it all is... I would like to attempt to keep the system alive tho. I might be able to work out something with the place that buys my fry. It's 2.5 hours away tho and I probably won't be able to breakdown the tank, set it up and then drive there. I have more free time next week. The only things making this so difficult is the fact that I have to work everyday @ 4 pm everyday till Tuesday and everything needs to be accomplished by then while still allowing me time to get ready for work... And this person says it needs to be gone by Saturday. I'm buying this for $90.

I have no idea how long it's been running, I know for sure at least 4 months because they contacted me 4 months ago about buying it when they wanted $450 for it.
For $90 just do it! The tank all by itself is worth that basically lol
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #213
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For $90 just do it! The tank all by itself is worth that basically lol
That's what I'm thinkin lol. Incredible deal that I can't pass up! I just want to be prepared... I'm praying that it comes with a test kit and salt.... And that I can haul all the water so I can get it runnin when I get it back here! Gotta figure out this ro machine and get a drum to make water in.... This is going fast haha.
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Do you think it's within my best interest to go to the lfs and pick up some premixed water before work tomorrow since I don't have any made up.... Just in case??
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Couldn't you call and ask if they have some salt first with the tank? Lol
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Couldn't you call and ask if they have some salt first with the tank? Lol
Don't ya gotta mix it and wait some hours? Lol. I thought I read that somewhere?! In afraid ill lose too much water to get it running. In a paranoid person haha.
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Well when I moved I siphoned out like 20 gallons of tank water before disturbing the tank. Then when I pulled my rock out I put that into buckets of water. The livestock when into a Styrofoam box and when I got to the new home I put everything into a Rubbermaid with a heater and powerhead while I finish setting up the tank. To give you an idea I had a coral out of water for 4-5 hours and its still alive, the rest of my corals in Tupperware containers for 4-5 hours and my rock fish and inverts in the Rubbermaid for 4-5 hours and had no losses except for my mandarin but that was a not enough pod problem ..dont forget that a lot of this stuff has already made it thru atleast one 2 day mailing in a dark box so they are much hardier then many people believe
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Well when I moved I siphoned out like 20 gallons of tank water before disturbing the tank. Then when I pulled my rock out I put that into buckets of water. The livestock when into a Styrofoam box and when I got to the new home I put everything into a Rubbermaid with a heater and powerhead while I finish setting up the tank. To give you an idea I had a coral out of water for 4-5 hours and its still alive, the rest of my corals in Tupperware containers for 4-5 hours and my rock fish and inverts in the Rubbermaid for 4-5 hours and had no losses except for my mandarin but that was a not enough pod problem ..dot forget that a lot of this stuff has already made it thru atleast one 2 day mailing in a dark box so they are much hardier then many people believe
That's a great idea! I wish I had a syphon with a sock on the end to catch debris... I rigged a garden hose to make a DIY wc'er for my cichlids... Wonder if I can put a filter sock kn the end to catch all the fish poop while breaking it down so my trAtes don't explode when I get it all set up again.
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That's a great idea! I wish I had a syphon with a sock on the end to catch debris... I rigged a garden hose to make a DIY wc'er for my cichlids... Wonder if I can put a filter sock kn the end to catch all the fish poop while breaking it down so my trAtes don't explode when I get it all set up again.
I use cheap panty hose and have them on all of my return lines.
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I use cheap panty hose and have them on all of my return lines.
That's freaking genius! Thank u!
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