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Unread 02/19/2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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WTB 150 gal tank

I'm looking for a 6 ft 150 gal glass tank with overflows.

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Unread 02/20/2008, 09:06 AM   #2
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I have a couple 150's.

One with stand (shown below): $375
One without (can take picture tonight): $250





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Unread 02/20/2008, 09:36 AM   #3
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I'm looking for something with overflows and in black.


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Unread 02/20/2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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Doesn't quite meet your criteria, but I have an extra reef ready 6' 150g (tall) acrylic tank with black stand, sump, canopy and PC lighting. I haven't buffed out scratches yet -- $350

(call it $450 with acrylic buffed, scratches removed)


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Unread 02/20/2008, 12:51 PM   #5
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I'm a little scared of acrylic. I was just looking for a glass tank. I need to do a little more investigating. My thought is the glass is much easier to maintain over the long haul. what has been your experience? I'm building this in the wall so I need to get right the first tiime.


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Unread 02/20/2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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I personnally much prefer acryllic. Scratches can be removed (I don't use the word easily because it does take quite a bit of elbow grease), acrylic tanks are lighter for moving and floor weight, and I can sleep easier knowing that I am not going to have a burst seam. miwoodar just built his cube in acrylic after his little one threw a ball that just missed his current glass tank. I would rather have a little marred visibility and some scratch-buffing following a rock hitting the side or other impact than a shattered tank and cleaning up 150 gallons from the floor.


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Unread 02/20/2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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No problem. I was afraid of acrylic for a long time, too. I sold off a beautiful 180g acrylic tank two years ago (to SKFULLER) because I got acrylic-spooked after buying it (from MARWES).

But when my nearly new 140 Oceanic (glass) started leaking, I completely changed opinions. I rehab'ed a scratched up 75 acrylic last year (as one of several temporary replacements for the 140) and it was amazing. Yeah, acrylic definitely scratches easier, but a scratch in glass is permanent whereas it is easily removed from the acrylic.

The opposite is true of the corners, though...as I learned dramatically with the 140, glass seams can eventually leak; properly built, an acrylic tank's seams are stronger than the acrylic sheet itself.

Plus, two people can move an acrylic tank that would require at least six for glass. For my placement in the basement, that was a key consideration.

The reason that I'm selling off this 150 (without ever setting it up) is because I recently bought a 240g (acrylic) to fit in the same space.


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Current Tank Info: 140g RR Oceanic "Ultimate" mixed reef, 37g softies, 40g RBTA tank, 65g FOWLR, 40g breeder frag, and (of course) a 29g QT! ...next up is a 240g! (Gotta go to K-Mart and buy a life...)

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Unread 02/20/2008, 03:04 PM   #8
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Can you send me a picture of the tank?


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Unread 02/20/2008, 06:13 PM   #9
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I can on Friday when I get back to Denver. :-{


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Unread 02/25/2008, 10:10 PM   #10
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any idea on an eta for that picture?

Are there any local companys that build aquriums around here?


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Unread 02/26/2008, 08:17 AM   #11
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150g acrylic


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Unread 02/26/2008, 08:36 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Are there any local companys that build aquriums around here?
You can go through AquaMart Online (formerly Premier Fish and Reef), as they are closely linked with Aquatic Design Habitats Inc. which is the place to go if you are looking for a new acrylic tank locally.

http://www.aquamartonline.com/1557.html


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Unread 02/26/2008, 09:52 AM   #13
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wow nice tank artful dodger! Wish I had the room


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Unread 02/26/2008, 10:27 PM   #14
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What are the dimensions?

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Unread 02/27/2008, 12:29 AM   #15
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I'll re-measure when I'm back home. Here's what I recall:

Length is 72", front-to-back 18" and height 28"

The stand is shorter than most (for optimal viewing while seated) probably about 24 inches.

This was going to be my fish-only tank.


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Unread 02/29/2008, 12:22 AM   #16
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It's a nice looking tank. I'm still scared of acrylic. Is there a time I could look at it? Where is it located?

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Unread 03/04/2008, 11:33 AM   #17
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Lance, I'm located in Highlands Ranch. I'm available Fri through Sun of this weekend if you would like to see it.

Gary


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Unread 03/04/2008, 07:50 PM   #18
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Hello Gary

Unfortananly I have fall victim to "tank creep" in the last few days and am now looking at a 210. Same size as yours just a little wider. I was still pondering yours as a fowlr tank but my wife looked at me like I was crazy. I'll keep it in mind if you happen to still have if when I'm ready for my next tank.

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