My accidental 2nd tank

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  1. HenkHugo

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    Hey guys,

    I have to share this story with all of you. I am sure you have been there before but maybe not on this scale.

    I went to my LFS to go grab 3 cans of RO water. While waiting for RO drums to be filled up I noticed some nice softies that I have been looking for. So now the RO trip has turning into a rather expensive RO trip.

    While they bag up the corals I spot a really nice looking 2nd hand 1.6m tank in the shop. I ask the manager about it and he says the owner is selling his tank. He continues to tell me about everything that comes with the tank. AquaMedic 1.5m 2x 150watt MH + T5 light unit, Hailia chiller, all the pumps, timers, power heads, skimmer, sump etc etc etc.

    So the 3 cans of RO water turns into 3 cans of RO water, 3 corals and a 2nd system! Oops :whistling::whistling:
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Awesome! Very costly RO trip that was :lol:
     
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    is this one finally going to be the cold water setup?
     
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    HenkHugo

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    i think so - its got a chiller after all :D
     
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    At least you got the RO for free :)
     
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    Dont worry henk most of us have dont this :p.

    I'll take some omega fish food.... oh and anouther tank :razz:
     
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    Cool! Pics?
     
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    bugger.. :) but nice
     
  11. gecco

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    Sounds like my "quick" trip for a std 3ft tank @ ±R250, turned into a R4300 trip :thumbup:
     
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    Lol Henk you better check if the tank has no leaks this time:whistling:
     
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    Should have bought a camera as well :whistling: :D
     
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    Wha ha ha :p
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: i can sell you one henk :whistling:
     
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    geez man! some of us work during the day :D

    It's being delivered tomorrow morning - will post photos :D
     
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    congrats henkie, a small suggstion, perhaps having TWO salt water tanks, its time to get your own RO unit?? :)
     
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    oh yea - getting my own RO as well as a 1000L drum to mix MicrobeLift Reef Salt in :D

    I'm also going to get a 5000L drum for the RO waste and the koipond back wash. I'll then use a borehole pump with a 1micron filter (due to koi waste blockingh the irigation heads) and do the irigation with it :D

    the tank will be delivered today :D yayness! bday pressie from me to me :D
     
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    and i was just about to ask why is it that u dont hav ur own RO unit
     
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    So the tank got delivered and its chipped very badly.... sigh :(
     
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    not cool
     
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