Custom 90gal Reef Setup

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by Ace5high, May 29, 2012.

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    Ace5high

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    Guys I really need your help... Im getting out of the hobby after several very awesome years! :sfish:

    I have my custom built tank and need some pointers in selling it. Its a 90gal mixed reef on hand built frame and hood. I also built the lighting with 4 - 48" T5's and 2- 150watt MH's on electronic ballast's with moon lighting...

    I know what it cost me to put together but dont have a clue on the overall value especially since I built the stand, Hood and lighting myself... Can you guys please give me some realistic estimate on what I could expect to get or what ballpark I could ask for? Ive got over 7k into it since I started... Here are a few items and some pics of my system.

    Fish and Coral:

    -Coral Beauty Angel Fish
    - 1 Male and 1 Female Percula clownfish (only sold as a pair)
    - 1 Large Pink Spotted Gobie
    - 1 Yellow Watchmen Gobie
    - 1 Lawnmower Blenny
    - 2 blue chromis
    -1 Beautiful Red Sea Purple Tang
    -Green hammer coral
    - Large Australian Elegance Coral
    -Green Torch Coral
    -6" Deep Blue and Purple Maxima Clam
    -Metallic Green Brain Coral
    -Large ORA Bird of Paradise

    Equipment:
    -90 Gal Glass tank all plumbing
    -Mag Drive 9.5 pump
    -40 Gal Sump
    -Reef Octopus Extreme XS-160 Skimmer.
    -4 - ATI 54watt T-5 bulbs and ballasts.
    -2 -150 watt Ushio Metal Halide 20k bulbs
    -2 -Luma Tek Electronic Ballasts (selectable up to 250+ watts each) and wiring all built into custom wooden hood with side vent fans.
    -300 watt true temp digital heating and remote thermometer .
    -3 koralia powerheads and Wave simulator power strip.
    -55gal spare tank (not being used)
    -4 stage RO-DI Water filtration system 100 Gal Per day - All filters just replaced
    -Water testing kits, Fish food, and many extras
    -moonlighing and super blue panorama 12 LED module
    -75lbs of fully cured live rock


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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Are you wanting to sell everything separately, or parted out? For example, are you looking for prices for individual components and livestock?

    Resale value of used equipment is not great -- generally you can expect to get less than half of what you paid even if it's in great condition. Livestock is a little more flexible -- you can't ask LFS prices, but you can get pretty close.
     
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    Where are you located? Maybe some around will help. And probably parting it out would be your best bet. Of course sell your live stock first but make a list of equipment ppl want to buy. GL
     
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    Thanks guys, I was thinking of parting it out but would need to sell all livestock first... Then Ive had a few interested parties in the whole system and figured that might just be the less hassle way to go...
     
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    Oh, One other important question...

    Since I built the hood, lights and wiring etc... Is there any liability issues with me selling this to someone?

    For example if I sold it, and one of the lights detached, or someone put their hand in the wrong place and got shocked?
     
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