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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Smile I just hit the aquarium lottery!!! Smoking hot deal!!!

Well, today I was talking to a co-worker about our tanks and another guy came in the room and heard me talking about my tank. He stated he had a tank for sale that he just bought a couple months ago and he lost interest and his kids aren't crazy about it.

My ears perked right up and asked what he was selling.

He said it a 7 foot tank. Stand lights and filter. Uv sterilizer and other goodies.

According to rough estimated measuremnet it appears its a 180 gallon. His wife took pics and sent them to me. To my surprise it has a coralife T5-HO light that spans the tank.

A eheim pro 3. And so on lol.

Price? $600! That's right. $600 for a new setup. How could I say no??

I looked into coralife lights and couldn't find a 72" light fixture. His wife said it's all one piece. But do they make that size? It's also got the LED moonlights .

Also, what to do with this tank???? I was thinking a open field aquascape with a Stonehenge hard scape but I don't wanna take apart my current 46 gallon with plants and fish (hightech setup). I love my fishies and plants so.....
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Wow - that's a pretty sweet deal. Post some pictures when you get a chance. I'm curious about the lighting fixture.


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Nice snag! A low tech tank of large swords, crypts, and vals with a nice sized school of angelfish could be really cool.

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Or a massive swarm of tetras.

That is one heck of an amazing deal! Yes please take pics I must see. You should do a huge HC carpet.


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awesome deal....so jealous!


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Post the good news after you have the whole setup in your house, or your co-worker will think twice if he is a member/visitor of this forum and see this thread, lol.


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Or a massive swarm of tetras.

That is one heck of an amazing deal! Yes please take pics I must see. You should do a huge HC carpet.
Over 9,000 tetras.
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I just hit the aquarium lottery!!! Smoking hot deal!!!

I can't imagine the tank alone would cost that much, you made out like a bandit! Snag it before he backs out lol


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Over 9,000 tetras.
Your scouter must be broken
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nice find on a bathtub sweet deal


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Happy for you, nice when these things happen in life.

I suggest take you time and really plan a great aquascape.
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I just hit the aquarium lottery!!! Smoking hot deal!!!

Shrimp tank!! Just imagine how it would look crawling with thousands of shrimp!!


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Congrats on the coup. A tank this size lets you dream of all the larger species or groups you wish you could keep in smaller tanks. In my case, this meant a school of angelfish AND a large school of tetras AND sword plants.

You will want to be extra careful about high maintenance items; stem plants with CO2 would become a real burden IMO.

Let us know what you are dreaming of these days!

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I can't wait to see what fish are introduced to an amazing aquascape, that is so much room to work with!! Keep us posted on how things develop and congratulations on the find!!
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Kinda reminds me about the 30g aquarium I'm running right now. I was going to buy a 30g aquarium that I saw on on craigslist for $120 and it had a few goodies but I went to this yardsale a couple days later and found one that had an oak rim, natural gravel, an undergravel filter, three powerheads, 2 filters, and an oak lighting hood. Also included was a bucket full of aquarium care products and all of this was for 20 bucks!!!!!! I'm thinking that the lady I bought it from didn't have time for the fish but besides that, you got a nice deal.
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