Considering selling my tank

Discussion in 'Livestock For Sale/Swap' started by Mtroboer, 2 Apr 2008.

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  1. Mtroboer

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    Hi Guys, I'm getting married early next year and due to higer living cost is considering selling my tank and going back to tropical(Discus). Wich will be best selling my hardware & Lifestock seperately or as a whole? All cost me about R14 000 will R10 000 be a bit optimistic for the complete setup? Here is a list:

    The tank is a 1,2 m 280L tank with a 60L sump/refugium. I have about 40kg's of Liferock, mostly Malaysian, some Kenian and a fine crushed coral substrate about 7cm's deep. In the sump I have a 20 w Full Spectrum light,2 Jebo Skimmers, a DSB, some Caulerpa and a return pump. In the hood I have 2x 54w T5's, One full spectrum the other actinic, a NO 40w actinic and 2x Fans.

    And lifestock is as follow:

    Fish:

    1 False Percula
    1 Watchman Goby
    1 Foxface
    1 Coral beauty
    1 Algae Blenny
    1 Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
    2 Payama Cardinals

    Invertabrates:

    2x Cleaner shrimp
    2x Hermits (Bought as Blue-Legged Hermits, not so sure)
    1x Anemone Crab
    1x Debelius Reef Lobster(No problems yet!)
    Couple of unknown snails

    Corals:

    Anemone(Not sure of species think its a H. Crispa)
    1x Euphelia
    1x Sinularia
    Brown Button Polyps
    Green Button Polyps (Frag)
    2Blue Shrooms
    Orange polyps living on a tube worm
     
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  3. Mtroboer

    Mtroboer Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys will post a pic of the tank tomorrow.
     
  4. gaboon

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    Tell the wife to deal with it:)

    Go large, upgrade your skimmers:peroni:
     
  5. lanzo

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    that sucks dude!!
    you will eventually start one again in a couple of years!
    Good luck man and please stay on the forum;)
     
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    Awvince Here fishie fishie

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    Why you selling, you need the money or are the maintenance costs too high? The reason I'm asking is because, you gonna sell all your stuff and then have the cost of setting up a new discus tank and buying the fish, where as now you have everything, except a good skimmer. Sell the coral and just keep marine fish. Maintenance shouldn't cost than R300 a month(I think). DAMMIT KEEP THE TANK, WHY YOU SELLING?

    Most people will want things seperately. Very difficult to sell the tank as a whole.
     
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    Agree!
     
  8. shan

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    a fish only tank is much cheaper to run - no need for many things (higher CA, good lights, ...) and later on when money comes ok, you can keep corals again.

    i so agree with Awvince - keep a FOWLR tank - you got it and honestly you not going to get your money back. sell the coral and put the money to fish food.
     
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    Well put!!
     
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    awaitin pics
    thanks
     
  11. Mtroboer

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    Hi guys, Not selling anymore!!! My fiance got a raise last month and due for another next month! Sorry for not replying sooner, but I was moving so I will soon post pics of my newly aquascaped tank. Luckilly she is just as much into reefing as me(I'm affraid she knows more than I do!!) so she does'nt have a problem keeping the tank!
     
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    Very good news, don't forget to invite us for the wedding :) :lol:
     
  13. crispin

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    thats great news, its crap seeing so many system going down so its better to see one saved.....i had my eye on those shrimps though;)
     
  14. Mtroboer

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    How about U Shaka or Two Oceans for a venue?:biggrin:

    I had many sleepness nights over selling the tank... can't imagine not spotting something new that was'nt there yesterday!! LOL
     
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    Hi Crispin, glad I'm not going to be a part of the statstics anymore, now I get to see it grow even more!
     
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    Two Oceans, I've been to Ushaka already. :p .

    I'm glad you keeping it. You wouldv'e been miserable without it.
     
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    glad you keeping the tank dude
     
  18. Mtroboer

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    Thanks Shan to think that I almost got to actually use the tv for the first time in a while...:p
     
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