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Old 08-21-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Is this a deal or not

I've got a chance to buy this setup for 300.00. Please let me know what you think of this. Its a 45gal setup, was used for saltwater. Attached is a picture of everthing I can get. I dont know anything about saltwater stuff. Can this be converted to freshwater?

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Old 08-21-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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Wow, if you have all the stuff that it looks like, why not go for a SW setup? Looks like you have a refugium off to the left (not cheap, but awesome). A protein skimmer straight ahead, probably cost the person who bought it atleast $80, but it depends on the brand. Lost of books off to the right, estimated at around $20 a piece, at least. Pumps, airlind tubing, nice stand. Do you know what kind of light is on it?

I would say that for a FW setup, this is not a good deal. You cannot use most of the stuff there in a FW setup. If you are looking to get bitten by the SW bug however, it's a good deal, IMO.
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Also, if you do ponder the SW setup...do keep into account the extra cost you will encounter during set up. Sand, Liverock, the fish, salt, etc. is not cheap. A few hundred dollars more, at the least.
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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oooOOOooo 8O that is a lot of stuff! If it is all the stuff for saltwater and you are interested in that, I'd say go for it! Make sure it wasn't treated with copper though.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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It could be converted to FW if that is what you were wanting to do.. but it does have a wet/dry unit that is way oversized for a 45 gallon FW tank.. Id say it looks big enough to do a 125-150 gallon FW tank actually.. Im not sure what DT is seeing as a fuge.. maybe its one of the HOB boxes in the back center.. It wouldnt be very usefull in a FW tank accept to maybe put some floating plants like archius(sp?).. The funniest thing is it looks like the books are FW..
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u could start a sw aquarium.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:34 AM   #7
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If you deside to start a SW aquarium.. I would invest in a good skimmer.. I dont see one in the picture.. :P
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:43 AM   #8
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OK Group I've got him down to 250.00 the tank is in excellent condition no scratches on the tank or stand. The tank brand is Clarity Plus what ever that is??

I'm more than likely going to by this setup and start it out as a freshwater first. I'm not real sure how to setup the wet/dry unit or for that matter how to setup this tank for FW at all. Help.....

I currently just have a basic 55 gal tank. Someday I would like to do SW so I think that if I get this I would have most of the equipment I need to get started that way.
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