I have a chance to purchase an already up and running setup at a LFS
. This was a setup that a prior customer ordered, then unfortunately got sick and had to pass up. I don't know everything that comes (like the sizes and such) but all for 550:
90 Gallon RR tank
Stand (looks like an old coffee table, but very solid)
Custom 2 part sump to fit in the stand
light in the sump
Skimmer rated for 125 gallons
Sun Dial 4 bulb T5 light with 2 build in timers
Basically everything is currently up and running and the LFS
is using it as a display tank. I would get the sand but no rocks. It has a 2-3" sand bed now. I may not keep the sand, just a couple scoops of it to seed a new sand bed.
I think it is one heck of a deal for 550. The lights alone are in the 400-450 range. The only thing I'm concerned with are T5 lights on a 90 tank that is deep. I do have some other Current USA T5 (2 bulb) lights that I can also add to this tank as there will be plenty of room up top. At some point I will want to add corals to the tank but be fish only to start.
Comments? Run and buy it now? That may happen by 3 PM today anyway because I really don't want to loose it. Also, the store is willing to keep it for me for at least a couple months while I buy a new house. Basically I pay 100% for it now and they keep using it as a display tank until I'm ready. I know the owner of the store pretty well and know they aren't going anywhere (they also used to own a dog park and one of my dogs was in their adds).