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Old 11-03-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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good deal on this 280/300 gal?

I can get my hands on a 1/2" acrylic 280 gal. She claims it's 300 gallons but the dimensions are 6' x 30" x 30" (280, or less with the 1/2" thick walls), but maybe her measuerments weren't precise.

She said a few minor scratches on the bottom from moving it around. Comes with tank long overflow box on the back (not sure how it drains yet).

Comes with protein skimmer (not sure what kind).

$800 obo

I know these things cost a lot brand new, but if I did get it I would do an in wall build.

Think it's a good deal or bad deal? I really have no idea.

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Not a bad price for a reef ready acrylic tank that size, but for just a tank and skimmer I'd offer $600 to start.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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Yeah I think I'm going to pass it up. I mean, I would need to reinforce my floor and buy a whole bunch of new stuff and it would be a really big job/experience that I might not be qualified for yet.

If she doesn't sell it and I can get it for like $400, I would snatch it up in a heartbeat though.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:01 AM   #4
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Wow, I got it for $400. Going to look at it tomorrow.
It will be a while before I'd attempt to set this up. If I get it, I'm planning on cleaning it up and storing it for a while. What's the best way to store it? I figured wrap it up in plastic wrap?
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Wow, I got it for $400. Going to look at it tomorrow.
It will be a while before I'd attempt to set this up. If I get it, I'm planning on cleaning it up and storing it for a while. What's the best way to store it? I figured wrap it up in plastic wrap?
Awesome.... Lucky bastard.

Yeah, I would clean it up, wrap it, and store it in a climate controlled environment (basement, if you have one). You don't want the sealant going through freeze/thaw cyles out in the garage.... it will get brittle & seperate from the acrylic over time (may also do this if you leave it dry for too long).
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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OK, well I had never seen one this big before.
I just picked it up.

Absolutely massive. Like, breathtakingly massive.



... I'm in love.
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Super congratulations! Nice pickup and great price!
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:23 AM   #8
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Thanks.

I don't know the point of the overflow box as of yet. There's no holes drilled in it. So it looks like I would need to still have an HOB overflow box =/

How hard is it to drill acrylic? Easier than glass? I didn't have any luck with glass.

Luckily I'll have a long time to figure it out. Seriously going to resist the temptation and store this one until I am ready.
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Seriously going to resist the temptation and store this one until I am ready.

Really?? Do you think you're kidding anyone around here.....
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It can be done. lol I have an empty 90g setup waiting to go up that has been in my garage for like 3 months. Scott will take this one slow, I just know it will be a good build when he starts.
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