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Help on a 210

Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by susantroy1, May 1, 2008.

  1. susantroy1

    susantroy1 Junior Poster

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    Hey Tom, and all

    Hope you can help me decide on this used fresh H2o 210G. I have a chance at picking this up in the next few days and need to know if you all could sway my decision one way or another. I'll link to it for you to look at. Its near my home so I could pick it up. My questions to you all are: How are planted tanks with wet/dry, filtration? it does come with everything you see. I'm wondering if I do decide to pick this up could I use the existing bio balls or should I start a new bio filtration from scratch? I would be using press C02 so I assume that degassing may be an issue. and I believe that the lighting is T5 VHO? I'm new to that type as well as the wet/dry sump but believe that is my next step in the hobby. any thoughts or input would be greatly helpful. anybody have any comments on the pump? seems from my searches that most of the equipment is high end stuff, but thats just my view:eek:
    Thanks here is the link 210 GALLON GLASS AQUARIUM STAND & CANOPY COMPLETE SETUP - eBay (item 190217211888 end time May-03-08 17:35:04 PDT)

    Troy
     
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    Sumps do fine, I have two tanks running them. You will need to seal up the sump and control the amount of drop in the overflow. Can't tell in the photo if the overflows are built in the corners or is the tank drilled?

    If the tanks looks OK (clean), I would definitely keep the bio balls. This will benefit the tank when reset.


    Yes, you will degas more with the sump, but optimum levels of CO2 are obtainable.

    BTW, very nice "BIG" tank.
     
  3. susantroy1

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    Thanks for the info Chris,
    I'm running out of time on this decision, Yea it does have twin overflows built in so that is really what makes this 210 so attractive, other than the 210 in itself... I could pick up a new one for 600-700 but after you add drilling/stand/lights filtration etc..., your looking at close to 2k, who knows this might be bid up to that, one can never tell with ebay.... I was pricing this NEW! 150 GALLON ACRYLIC AQUARIUM / REEF READY FISH TANK - eBay (item 180237895718 end time May-04-08 07:14:50 PDT)

    would love to pull the trigger on that as well , then all the extras start to pile up $$$ man, it really bugs me to have to go back and forth on this but momma might not understand:(

    Troy
     
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    Troy,

    You might have to address the overflows due to the large drop. Do a search on Stockman style overflows.

    Good luck!
     

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