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Old 10-17-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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Used 160 Gallon deal

I finally got lucky buying online, found a 160 gallon online for a great deal. Came with a stand, ugly but solid and a decent looking sump set up. $200 dollars (CAD) for everything but the fish seems like a great deal to me!



I'll have a little cleaning to do... and some painting, but everything looks to be in good condition. Measurements are 60" long, 28.5" deep and 22.5" high.



Haven't had a sump set up before, so I'll have to do some research on using that. I'm guessing its around a 30 gallon size. Can't wait to get this thing running!

I'm thinking some type of cichlid for it, but haven't decided what type yet so I'm open to suggestions.
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Nice deal..
First thing about sumps is learn about your overflow and how it works , and fails..
Make sure you have tested the sump capacity for volume and the overflows behavior during a power outage [turn it off when you have it filled]...
Ask away on setting up the sump if you need the can be intimidating ,but are no big deal..
Go with a nice peaceful community tank IMO..
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I've got the basic concept down now. Just have to figure my plumbing for the overflow now
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check out the link at the bottom of my post it may be of help
not a bad deal decent price
if your going to stay with a lighter color you may have to prime the stand before paint
otherwise all that marker will bleed through
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Thanks for the tips. The front is actually mdf and the bottom has swelled a bit from moisture. I think I'll end up replacing most of it which will get rid of the marker issue. I'll still have to prime, but should get a nicer finished product. The doors are solid wood and don't need replacing so I'll definitely need to make sure they don't show through.
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