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Old 10-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 72 gal. oceanic bow front cheap!

You all probably know I was looking for a 100 gal tank to set up as a reef. I have a line on a used Oceanic 72 gal bow front with skimmer, stand, power heads, light canopy, the whole works salt ready. 75.00!!! Will I be disappointed with the 72? It is in great shape and the stand is brushed metal. I am suppose to look at it tomorrow. She has timers for the lights the whole bit. Just wants it moved. No stock or rocks. been empty a year. Is this too cheap to pass up?
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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I think that is a great deal! Even if you don't want to keep it you could always sell it again and make a few dollars. What fish did you want to add?
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I think that is a great deal! Even if you don't want to keep it you could always sell it again and make a few dollars. What fish did you want to add?

Well I know most say a tang in that size of tank is a problem. What would be the limitations?
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Well some smaller Tangs like the Kole and Tomini have a minimum aquarium size of a 75 gallon, but since that tank isn't shaped the same way as a normal 75g, I am not sure if it would work or not. I would add some Wrasses, there are so many beautiful kinds!
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I have about talked myself into the 72. The cost differnce from what I was planning is a ton. I was looking at new 100s and stands at 400.00 minimum and not the quality of a Oceanic tank I think. Hmmmm
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:24 PM   #6
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I really do think it is a great deal! Does it come with reef lighting?
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I really do think it is a great deal! Does it come with reef lighting?
She says it has the lighting but I do not know what and how much yet. I am suppose to look at it today.
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She says it has the lighting but I do not know what and how much yet. I am suppose to look at it today.
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Even without reef lighting, that is a steal!
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I saw a a 155g Oceanic bow front with stand, hood and T5 lights for $900 on a showroom floor.
It had a few scuffs but seems priced well compared to what I can find elsewhere, including the Internet.
Of course, buying used on Craig's List or elsewhere is the cheapest way to go.
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I spoke with her this morning and she said the tank, sump and stand all in excellent condition just dust from her parents garage and they want it gone. I am going in a few and will probably buy it if it is as stated.
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