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Old 04-24-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal?

I was searching craigslist last night and I came across a 30 gallon saltwater aquarium. It's pre drilled, has a 10 gal sump with plunmbing and pumps, live rock and sand(25lbs each), testing equipment, metal halide/ pc light fixture, io reef salt, 6 gal bucket, and a salinity guage/ other equipment. It's for 150$! I really think this a great deal and wanted your feedback before I buy. It already has a clown a cuc a goby and zoos and mushrooms too. I would probably frag and sell the corals and sell the fish.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal. I would buy it.
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180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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I just emailed him asking if it has ever been dosed with copper or has had any Mesa put in it. I have saved up half the money and my parents said they would the other half. I just hope no one buys it before me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:01 AM   #4
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any pics?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:15 AM   #5
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Hopefully I'll be able to save them one sec
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:16 AM   #6
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Maybe here?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:19 AM   #7
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nope no luck yet lol
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180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
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Do you know how to post a link with the app?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:27 AM   #9
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lol not a clue. I'm mostly on the computer...
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180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:32 AM   #10
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K probly be posted tomorrow.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:33 AM   #11
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This is what he posted...

Brand new reef ready 30gal aquarium with bulkhead overflow already installed (never been used) and stand.
Metal Halide light - 24in Coralife Aqualight Pro Series HQI Lighting Fixtures (metal halide 14000K bulb included, compact fluorescent bulbs need to be replaced)
Fiji live rock - around 25lbs and sand
Clownfish
some soft corals and polyps, 2 peppermint shrimp, blue leg hermit crabs and snails.
100watt heater
coralife protein skimmer, hydor koralia pump, rio sump pump (powerhead)
digital timer strip outlet, extra 5, 10 gal tanks for sump/refugium etc. Instant ocean reef salt, complete reef test kit, salinity gauge
6gal water container and lots of extras
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:36 AM   #12
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Wow I'd buy it in a heartbeat, well, as long as it's not beat to crap. Looks like a great find. Reminds me I gotta do my morning CL search. lol
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It has a really nice skimmer and pics of the tank.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:57 AM   #14
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I am soooo excited. My parents are actually letting me buy it! But because i bough it so early they aren't paying for
any of it and are loaning me the money( with interest :/) I am super happy though. I might have it in a week or two.
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the used coralife light fixture alone is worth the 150.
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Same with the skimmer lol. I just wanted it for the live rock because it's 12$ a pound right now.
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Yeah it's a great deal
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:29 PM   #18
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I really hope he answers my email. I want it really bad now
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Man your parents make you pay interest?! What a crock!!!

Btw good deal!!! I just brought 3 peppermint shrimp for £60
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I don't know much about the pound system but yes they are pretty tough on the money thing. I have had no donations come from them whatsoever other than an African cichlid that wasn't the best for my tank.( it's a molly/ platy community). But its all because they want me to manage money I guess. It will be about three months payback anyway if i work my butt off.
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