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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Wayne23uk, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Wayne23uk

    Wayne23uk Registered

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    Hi all after being away for a few years I'm looking at buying a new tank can anyone recommend the best shops to go, I live in Bury and have noticed Cockfields farm has now closed the aquatic side leaving me cascade in Bury, Oasis in Manchester, had a look over at abyss last week any other places good for tanks?

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    Wayne
     
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    Burscough aquatics is the best of the bunch imo mate. I like oasis too. Abyss is not for me personally.

    What size tank you after? I have a Red Sea reefer 350 and can't speak highly enough of them. The evolution aqua range is a similar product so prob worth a look too.


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    Corals direct in Warrington is a great shop too but doesn't stock tanks as far as I'm aware. Certainly none on display.


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    I loved my red sea max 130 just been looking at the red sea S series I've got about 130cm length and 140cm height to play within
     
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    The reefer 350 is 120cm in length...

    Few options in Addition to 350 too


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    Looks good will have to have a good look at it what are the Aqua reefs like?
     
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    Very similar tbh. They can be taller and deeper I think and have adjustable sumps. Similar in price I believe. Go have a look though. Steve has both out at burscough. I'm slightly biased as I own a Red Sea but for me they just seemed a bit more refined in build quality. Every edge met perfectly etc.


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    I had a tropical aqua one tank about 18 mouths ago but wasn't the same quality as red sea
     
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    Had a look at the red sea tanks today was between the reefer 350 and the Max E 260 shop advised me to get the 350 as it's cheaper once you add the additional sump, pumps and skimmer to the 260
     
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    I'm with [MENTION=21336]merser[/MENTION] on this red sea reefer 350 , build quality a+++++
     
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    Been quoted £1812 for everything with the tank from my lfs
     
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    What is everything pal?


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    Which tank and what over goodies
     
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    Red sea reefer 350 in black £1049
    TMC return pump £100
    Bubble curve 5 skimmer £125
    Heater £18
    PO4 reactor £50
    Jebao wavemaker £70
    V2 900 iluminair £400
     
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    I would look at...
    [MENTION=20423]fishstreet[/MENTION] advertiser on here
    jecod6000lph dc return pump... approx 60
    2x rw8 wavemakers again youll save money using fishstreet
    Skimmer you could find second hand for £50 ish or coralbox skimmers are almost carbon copy for cheaper
    Po4 reactor again cheaper on fishstreet.

    What i would do is ask oasis for a decent discount if your buying everything in one go if not you can reduce that bill by at least £200 using fishstreet.

    If you also want lps zoa and softies have a look at shark a80 x 2 great lights for lps and zoas

    I would say have a look on anothUR forum first.... theres someone selling a full reefer 425xl setup with everything
     
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    I wouldn't buy one of those shark lights if I were you!!!


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    ANOTHER SHOP do the tmc tanks aswell as others too. Ive just picked up a aquaone mininreef 180 used. That came from cascade and originally cost a grand

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    to be honest there's nothing wrong with mine I just think it's better suited for a 60cm tank rather then 80cm. it's growing my zoas mini maxi nem green bubble tip nem fine. and keeping the colour on a green digi not much growth though

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    HVe you considered buying a reefer 350 from someone closing down their system, can get some cracking bargains.

    Also something like radions or a NYOS skimmer from a fellow reefer can be 50% of new and will do the job.

    Just a thought


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    I agree. I got two radion gen3 pros for £500 last week so bargains are there to be had.


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