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Old 06-02-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Wanted to get some feedback from you guys:

I have the opportunity to purchase a 125g Perfecto tank with pine stand, glass tops, light strip and 20-30 lbs of rock for $400. Haven't seen it in person yet, but this is a brand new tank (cardboard still around tank, etc.) that was purchased about three years ago that never got setup. Has been sitting unused in a couple's house since then. They are trying to get rid of it to make space. This sounds like a great deal to me. What do you think?

I have a 75g and 29g freshwater community tank right now and would love to make this one a cichlid tank and hopefully put an Eheim filter on it so I can learn more about those.

Any comments/concerns welcome!
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Sounds like a great deal. It would be hard to do better than that.
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Sounds to good to be true!! If you go to see it and it is in brand new shape I say grab while it you can!! It cost me about $400 for my 75 gallon.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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Go for it! Set it up outside filled with water first to make sure that the seals have not dried out.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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Considering I spent around 500 for a 72 gallon bowfront with stand that 125 is a smoking deal if like you said everything is new and just had been sitting around.
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I think so too, sounds like a great deal to me. Can you give any advice on what model of Eheim would be good? From the research I have done, it looks as though a 2260 would do the trick...would you think I'd need any more filtration than this?

Would probably do a 300w heater in each corner.
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I'd jump on it for that price. Very hard to beat especially brand new.
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:06 PM   #8
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Sorry davidtcb1 I can't help on the canister filter. Still researching those things for my own aquarium. I do know the fluval I had awhile back was pretty good, but I made the switch to wetdrys for the rest of my aquariums that just had fish. I do know that Ehiem and Fluval have a big daddy version of there canister filters that might be worth checking into.
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The tank sounds like a great deal! I have a 125 gal cichlid tank and I run 2 cannisters on it, a fluval FX5 and a 404. For a cichlid tank you should have 10-15x turnover IMO.
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Thanks. The Eheim 2028 cycles 198 gallons per hour, so you think two of those would be necessary?

Since you are a cichlid person, and I am just getting into them, I'll ask you another couple questions. I'm interested in Malawis but would like to have a Frontosa...any chance of them getting along well enough to keep? Any combos of cichlids I should NEVER put together? I like the peacocks and Mbunas. Do you have a lot of plants in your 125 or mainly rock formations?

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