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Mercutio
10/25/2007, 01:51 PM
I've been "out" of active reefkeeping for about a year. I've had a 55 that I kept alive, but never really cared for. I've always wanted a 120 or 150 and I've about completed my office, so I'm ready to start up again.

Where should I be looking to buy a tank (and stand)? LFS all seem to be exorbitant, and I've never been able to find a used 120 or 150 in good condition for a reasonable sale price.

I live smack in the middle of the country, and my assumption is that the LFSs and big chain stores are my only real option. Are there ever any good deals? What brands should I look at and which should I avoid? I don't care about starfire or anything like that, I just want built in overflows.

Mercutio
10/25/2007, 08:48 PM
Any suggestions?

ledford1
10/25/2007, 09:41 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11050790#post11050790 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Mercutio
I live smack in the middle of the country
In the center of the Lower 48 (Lebanon, Kan.) or center of all 50 states (Belle Fourche, S.D.)? But really, something more definitive might help.

Are there no reef clubs in your area?

heyfredyourhat
10/25/2007, 09:53 PM
There are some "major" tank makers you can check into. Glass Cages, All Glass Aquarium, Oceanic...there are more but they slip my mind right now...

If you have a local fish store check it out, or peruse the buy/sell forum occasionally. Tanks are probably the cheapest investment when it comes to a reef aquarium, at least in my case it was.

Mercutio
10/25/2007, 10:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11054356#post11054356 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ledford1
In the center of the Lower 48 (Lebanon, Kan.) or center of all 50 states (Belle Fourche, S.D.)? But really, something more definitive might help.

Are there no reef clubs in your area?

Sorry, I'm in Omaha.