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Old 05-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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For those on the fence about zen...


Go for it! Fabulous tank, almost as good as ADA. $25 for the equivalent of a Mini-S. Even has a lid and clips! Came with a garden mat, too. I'm going to use a sponge filter for now, and I think I'll use a Biomaxx to replace it. Or a zoomed 501. Which should I go for? Picture time!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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What brand and where'd you get it? I'm curious.
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I've not heard of Zen. Link?
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http://www.cadlights.com/index.php?m...index&cPath=52
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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Hmm, that's interesting. $25 is dirt cheap for that too! The website doesn't mention the lids or the mats. That's a very tempting deal....
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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I've been eyeing these for some time now. Thank you for the great picture, there is almost no info out there on these. Which is crazy to me, look at that beautiful tank!

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How much was shipping?
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I have the 7 gallon version, and I love it. Even thinking of getting a second... that reminds me that I need to post the build...
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Looks nice, what will you put in it?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:58 AM   #11
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:56 AM   #12
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cadlights is a very good brand alot of sw nano guys use it
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:02 AM   #13
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Shipping is free.

This was high on my list of considerations.. The lack of info and several bad reviews on their larger tanks influenced me to go Aqua Top.

I can tell now that it wouldn't have been a mistake to go with this brand, though. Thanks man.

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How is shipping free?:O when i try, it's $12
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How is shipping free?:O when i try, it's $12
Really? When I last checked it was $30 shipped.... It maybe changed, or I saw it on a deal.
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