I just bought a tank off of Mat Latos (Cincinnati Reds Pitcher)
. Technically it's on layaway. The guy who owns the shop and selling the tanks for him is letting me make payments. So I will have it by the end of this month. I just wanted to make sure the tank was not going to be sold!
I only got two pictures of the tank. There is stuff around it and on it so I couldn't get really good pictures of it.
I guess the fish tank was set up as a reef tank. Latos had two 5 foot tanks (He is also selling a 150 gallon tank there), and he wanted to upgrade to two six foot tanks.
The tank needs to be cleaned up and the black paint needs to be scraped off the sides. I like the paint on the back so that is not going to be an issue. Any idea's on how to get that stuff off? It chipped off easily when I ran my finger nail on it. So I know a razor will make it easy, but any sprays that could help?
I am excited for sure! It's a 120 gallon LONG tank! So it's 5 foot long and 18in wide, 24in deep.
The lighting system it has allows for corals, but to me it looks crappy and he is throwing in a new LED
double Bright light in so I am going to replace it with that. It really looks crappy, it was a DYI set up. I might fix it up for a different tank when I do corals. I just don't want to do corals yet.
The tank does come with a Sump and I am going to replace the Bio-Balls.
It's a wet-dry filter sump set up, that is used, but I am getting a new HOB
overflow. I am getting a good return pump (Used). It's the sump that he had with the tank.
The Only issue I am going to have is I will need a new Skimmer. My Hang on the Back is only good for 75 gallons (Rated for 100). I don't have the money for that and I am going to have to use what I have, and than upgrade it down the road.
Do you think there is anyway I can put my HOB
skimmer in the wet-dry sump? The water line does not go that high up, could I use a longer PVP piping or would that not work?
I am also thinking of running the filters I have. My HOB
C4 and my Fluval 206. Just because I have them and it does keep my water clear. I clean them out once a week and never had nitrate problems.
So yeah, I am excited for sure! I will be upgrading in about a month now! I will have the tank by the middle of October! I am grateful the store owner is allowing me to make payments! Otherwise this tank might have gotten away from me!
The tank was $500, but he is knocking the price down because I am buying the light and the sump with it. So all together it's $650.