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Old 04/30/2016, 01:08 AM   #1
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Hey all, I am a disabled veteran. Long story short, I was medically discharged 2 months ago when a tumor was found in my spine! It was an instant show stopper to my 8 years of service, 4 being an Officer. I am having a lot of difficulty adjusting to civilian life and am looking at getting back into saltwater fish again. Do any of you have any advice on brands of tanks or where I could find a decent deal? I rather take some advice than get ripped off or buy a poorly put together aquarium. I think I would like to stay between a 90gal-125gal.
Thanks for the advice and thank you all for your service!



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Old 04/30/2016, 11:42 AM   #2
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I personally like Aqueon aquariums idk if they come that big though i have a 55 gallon myself along with a 10 gallon that im starting as my quarantine tank. I picked mine up at petco but im sure you could probably order bigger ones online. Thank you for your service

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Old 05/09/2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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Thank You, I will check it out.


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Old 05/10/2016, 12:34 PM   #4
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Old 05/10/2016, 12:56 PM   #5
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Ive always had my tanks built by advanced acrylics. They will customize about everything known in the hobby. John is probable one of the easiest guys to work with and his customer service is superb. Really depends on what your willing to spend. freighting might be expensive in this case.I started with a cadlights from the lfs. They were built to rock with everything need and made everything pretty easy for me. A little on the pricey side but you get everything you need like a package deal. You will also find very good deals here on reef central with local pick up. This might be worth the wait. there's several options I suggest you explore and take your time read up here and really plan your build. patients here is the key from what I've learned. We appreciate you service!


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Old 05/10/2016, 02:56 PM   #6
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Where are you located? You might find some good local resources. I'm in Northeast PA.

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Old 05/11/2016, 05:14 PM   #7
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Welcome to RC!
I would second checking what is available local you you. Check in with your LFS, quality is easy to see but hard to fake. I also recommend checking craigslist and your local club thread.


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Old 05/14/2016, 11:25 PM   #8
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Thank you all for responding back! I have been debating on anything from 100gal to 150gal. I did check my LFC, but they didn't have anything that really stuck out to me. I was looking at the Red Sea Reefer 525 XL or the SCA 150gal. These are very expensive, I can afford it. Is it really worth dropping that much cash. I am not too sure. I did check craigslist, unfortunately there is nothing on there that really sticks out. Most of the tanks and stands look beat up, or are too small or too large. Right now I am in Alabama, not too far from Benning.


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Old 06/02/2016, 08:29 PM   #9
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For that sizes you will pay a pretty penny. The Aqueon tanks are sometimes on sale for a dollar a gallon at petco. Cheap way to do quality is great but they arent as big as youd like. I personally think my tank is worth every dime i have spent. They are expensive though and more so if they arent takin care of 100% as fish are expensive as well.

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