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Old 04-20-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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Used tank came with lots of stuff for salt water set up

I got a great deal on a 72 gal bow front tank. I plan to use it for fresh water fish, but the previous owner used it as a salt water tank. It came with lots of stuff I can't identify (and don't think I can use). According to the add I have:
2 standard power heads
1 rotational power head
Overflow box, wet/dry filter with drainage hose, bio-balls, prefilter, sump screen, and dispersion box.
There is also something that looks like an electronic thermostat. Think it may connect to some sort of heater, (not sure).

I have no experience with salt water. If I can't use any of this stuff I'd like to sell it on ebay or craigslist. How would I find out what it's worth?
I was thinking of taking it to the local pet store to ask someone but we only have Petco and PetSmart....doubt they would have any idea.

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Sounds like you can use all of it if you want. While I like canisters over wet/dry filters or sumps, they work very well. Some people like to run powerheads with their africans. I think its just all up to you whether you want to keep it or sell it.


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Old 04-20-2011, 08:26 AM   #3
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I've been thinking about it and It all sounds much more complicated than my HOB filter. I'm not sure what a powerhead even does, but my tank seems fine without it. Besides, I don't know how safe it would be after all that salt water.
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