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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    Well, I've been a member for a month now, but it wasn't until now that I actually felt
    like I started. I know some of you guys from my long thread on being new and stuff, where I detailed my failure :frustrat:, but now things have started to work out :bounce:

    This forum has been a great resource to get started, I hope I can help others more from now on!


    Thanks guys!
     
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    Ready, Get Set, Go!!!!!!

    Glad to hear you feeling more confident. :)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hello and welcome (again)!!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    So what your sayin,is you just got addicted:D
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    I guess I am addicted!

    I'm getting a bigger tank this week as a christmas gift! It's a 56 gallon tank and it basically comes with everything!

    I guess I have to start over :shock:
     
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    Welcome my friend and good luck. Is it a column tank?
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    It's not a column, it's actually this one,

    He's selling me the tank, stand, canopy, 250w metal halide, 4x55w cfs, sump, skimmer, plumbing, and 60lbs of live sand for 400.

    Does this sound like a good deal?
     
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    Any live rock come with it?
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    No live rock unfourtunately, I do have like 40 punds in my tank so I won't have too much to buy. Still a good deal?
     
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    Not sure. No light at all. You might be able to get something better for $250.
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    No it has a 250 watt metal halide and two cf's, I thought it might be a good buy because of the lights. How much could these go for new?
     
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    With the lights it costs another $150
    or am I reading it wrong?
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    The full set up including lights is 400. He threw in the sand after the ad.
     
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    I think that is too much unless the lights are in new condition.
    $400 for under 60 gallon set up? I hope some others will chime in here. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    It's cheaper then most of the set-ups I've seen here, it sure is cheaper than new, bit I am not sure if it's still a good deal. There's just not that much stuff for sale here in Pensacola :(
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Welllllll.
    If its got a decent skimmer,Then I'd say to go for it.
     
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    For that price I would just buy new personally.
     
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    sebastio12 Living Reefs Student

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    I was planning on using my own simmer actually. How much could I expect to pay for the lighting for something like the 250 watt metal halide.

    I mean the stand and hood are really expensive though, so lights and sump and tank and hood/stand seperate will come out for under 600?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    If you buy a 250 watt metal halide pendant with the ballast and bulb,your looking right 270 bucks new.Depending on where you buy from.
    400 bucks for everything you listed,is about the going price for that size tank around here.So I'd probably buy it.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I agree with Yote. I don't think that's a bad price for all that it comes with.
     
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