is this worth it?

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  1. Tremayn

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    Hi guys, I saw this guy selling a marine tank but Im new to the marine world and read that a 4ft tank with a 3ft sump is a really nice beginner set up. Recently my mate told me this guy was selling a tank. I want to know if its worth it, as the sump does look small. Please give me some advice :wave2: ...This is what he said and I'll load some pics. he wants R3500

    AQUA H2O 3foot marine tank, in dark wood cabinate with plastic hood,
    tank has bent corners (no joints in front)
    overflow with inclosed sump so moisture is kept away from wooden cabinet. the tank is in very good condition and the sump is brand new. excludes plumbing and
    accessories.
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    bit steep IMO, does it include lights/skimmer/pumps etc?
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if i am not mistaken those tanks have a very BAD rep for bursting .....

    i personally dont like those sumps one bit either, fine for fish only but you will need a fair few add on's to make it coral friendly in the long run !
     
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    AQUA H2O :1no: Unless you want to mop up floors in a couple of months, rather have a tank built. Search on the forum about these tanks and you'll see. Like this one for example.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    For that money i am sure someone will be able to build you a nice custom tank and sump.
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Stay away from Aqua H2O tanks. There where a couple of guys that had tank bursts and cracks on the corners. Rather look at something else.
     
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    nope it comes with nothing.. I went to another shop and the guy said he can give me a 4ft tank with a metal stand and plastic hood for R2500! i didnt go back there. He said he can give me a 4ft tank with overflow, 3ft sump with return pump, all plumbing, crushed coral, jebo skimmer, some live rock and 2 power heads for around R5500.. that seems not to bad but i read that jebo's are quite crap and Im sure i can get a better deal on a 4ft
     
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    yo damn i just read the thread about the h2o's breaking! damn and i have 1!! crap.. gotta think about selling mine..
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Go look in the for sale forums, someone is selling a complete 4ft setup for R3000, TS1 skimmer the works. I think it mnd123, can't remember :p
     
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    it is indeed young Mod from Emalahleni, thanks for selling on my behalf :)
     
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    I agree with all the others !
    A girlfriend of mine's 2m tank cracked at the round corner !
    Not a nice sight ! :(
    Rather shop around and take your time to decide !;)
     
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    Not so young anymore :(

    ...and emalasomething will still be Witbank to me, can't even pronounce it :whistling:

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