Newbie!

shaggsbud

New member
Hello all,

I am an aquarist along with my wife. We currently have 4 fresh tanks and 1 brackish tank running in our apartment and by way of a very kind soul have come into possession of a 125 gallon glass saltwater tank bottom drilled. Its missing quite a few items as the man I got it from tried to get rid of it earlier but the person who came to get it only took a bunch of the accessories and never got the right equipment to get the tank and stand.

I need to make up a list of things I will need to get the tank up and running. So, I turned to this site for the best possible answers.

It did come with some crushed coral, but I am not sure if this will be acceptable in the long run for what I want to do with the tank.

We will not be making a reef tank right away as we are in an apartment and plan to move into a house once our lease is up if we can...

I will post pictures in a few minutes. The tank is 15 or so years old, but sturdy as hell, 1/2" glass all around.

So, start throwing things my way and I can tape a list to the front of the tank to get it in my mind of what I'll need.

And thanks for your time!
 

khaosinc

The cyborg reefer
Welcome...

Best option might be to pick a specific direction for the tank as you want to set it up, and perhaps post a few pics of the equipment you have.

If not going w/ corals, lighting becomes far less of an issue.... A good skimmer is always high on my list, sand vs crushed coral is a discussion that could go on all night. Etc....
 

shaggsbud

New member
They aren't the greatest pics, but maybe I'll post more later. I think we are going to set this one up as a freshwater for now, and a reef/community tank later when we get into a house.

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