View Full Version : 1000G Setup For Sale
04-16-2009, 12:41 AM
So you got that tax return, and want to spend it on something awesome? I think this might qualify.
1000 Gallons. Yup, 1000 gallons. Does anyone remember the reef tank at Fernbank Museum? Well, it's mine now, the whole shebang - but I'm pretty sure my wife is going to leave me if I try to set it up here. I'm going to put everything at half of what it retails for. Everything was working when disconnected a few hours ago. Here's what I've got:
Aqua Ultraviolet Twist 40W UV Sterilizer: $160 (strangely, the only thing underpowered out of this whole setup)
Really big protien skimmer: I don't know what brand it is, but it's a comercial skimmer they said they costs around $3500. It's as tall as me (5'10") and has two "foam towers". $900 http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv177/buzzbombkirk/Apr16_0002.jpg?t=1239856344
Pacific Coast Imports 1 HP GenX C-1000 Aquarium Chiller: In great shape, works flawlessly, and has two remotes with it, and a digital display. $800
900+ gallon Aquarium: The aquarium they had on display - I'm sure plenty of you have seen it. In great shape, and has nice fake corals, rock and sand in it, also water diverters. $1800
There's a ton of other stuff - ocean sand (a few hundred pounds, about 60 still in the bag), three large pumps (one Jacuzzi brand, one Sea Horse Brand, and another really big pool pump) $600.
120 Gallon sump (Glass Aquarium) $150
Large Tower Bio-Ball filter thing: I'm showing how much I know, right? It's about 5 feet tall, clear acrylic (surprisingly not super heavy) and filled pretty much all the way with bio balls. $250
100 Gallon Plastic RO Tank: Big. Really big. $100
Want the entire thing? $3000 and you'll have the biggest aquarium of anyone you know - one you can literally go snorkeling in with your aquatic life. This is the COMPLETE setup you need for everything, minus the lights - they are already spoken for.
Email me at email@example.com if interested. First come, first serve. I reserve the right to not sell the parts individually if I sell the entire thing before 3:00 PM today. If I don't sell it all as one package, then it's first come first serve on who emailed for which components.
04-16-2009, 1:13 AM
holey crap..even If i had the money..that thing would need a SOLLLIIIDD foundation to plop down on...Great deal tho!
04-16-2009, 1:15 AM
we want pics!
04-16-2009, 1:19 AM
You can't plus 2 without a plus 1!!!!!!
04-16-2009, 1:35 AM
04-16-2009, 1:46 AM
What are the dimensions on the 900+ gallon tank and where are the overflows located?
04-16-2009, 7:54 AM
This is the best I can do as far as a picture for you right now:
Yes, a crappy camera phone pic, and in that picture the aquarium is located behind my friend, and has a black cover over it. It's built into the wall, which is coming out shortly. It was built to be viewed from both sides, and both sides are roughly the same viewing dimensions as the black rectangle you see behind him. Also it's about 3 or 4 feet from one viewing side to the other - you could set it up as is, but if you wanted to do it like they had it set up (it was really cool!) you could set it up in-wall with the overflow/maintnence/feeding access over to the left side of the picture.
I can get better pictures later this evening.
I may not have mentioned it, but this thing is in awesome shape, and they really took care of it - I mean, it's in a museum, so it's a pretty sweet setup. I don't doubt they spent between 20k and 30k on having this built and buying all the accesories.
It comes with a REALLY solid wooden stand with all the power outlets on it, and so if you added lights and about $50 worth of PVC, you'd could have this up and running. For a few hundred extra you could basically "build it into a wall" and have the most awesome aquarium ever. This is what I wanted to do, but I really like not being divorced :D
04-16-2009, 3:13 PM
Well, it's after three, and I've had enough offers for the peices that I am selling it in peices. Right now there are two folks *kind of* interested in the tank (one pending a measurement, the other has to ask his wife - ha!). The sterilizer, one of the Sea Horse pumps, and the sump are sold and paid for. I have an offer of $350 for the skimmer (seems a little lowball), and an offer of $250 for the bio-ball tower. Some other kind-of offers on the other stuff but for the most part it's up for grabs. No questions about the chiller yet - am I asking too much? This thing is really nice, has two remotes, and is just all around slick as hell. Make an offer, someone.
04-16-2009, 9:45 PM
It would take me 18 days just create enough RO water for this thing!!! :eek:
for what its worth, the chiller seems like an extremely fair price. gotta find the right person that needs a chiller of that size though. probably 1500-2000$ new though.
to be honest, whoever buys the tank better buy the chiller if they plan on a full reef :p they'll need it. and once you get that far lol, few hundred more for the whole bit seems too good to pass up.
04-17-2009, 8:49 AM
Both guys that are gunning for the big daddy tank both already have chillers, skimmers, etc.
Right now it looks like almost everything is spoken for besides the chiller and the bio-ball tower. Pumps, sumps, tank, skimmer, random accessories... I have an offer on the chiller for $400 - and if I don't get any other bites today, I'll probably go ahead and take it.
Not a single question about the bio-ball tower. Are these just not that usefull? Honestly I have about zero experience with systems this large. Just to keep things moving, I'm going to put a "OBO" on the filter tower, and the best offer by the end of the day gets it, even if it's $1. Since I do have a set price on it, hopefully the admins will show mercy on me and let this post stay up.
04-17-2009, 9:06 AM
Here ya go $1 for the bio ball tower
04-17-2009, 9:51 AM
You've already been outbid. But thank you. :D
Right now I have a $60 bid, and a lot of requests for photos. I am going to take a camera phone pic today at lunch and take some measurements.
04-17-2009, 1:42 PM
Would you be interested in any trades for the chiller?
04-17-2009, 2:44 PM
To clarify - here's what's still available:
900 Gallon tank: May be spoken for, but it's not 100% yet. Pretty close, though.
Bio-Ball tower - Had some requests for a pic, see below. It is 1/4" plexiglass, roughly four feet tall by 2 feet square. Has some valves and stuff on it. http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv177/buzzbombkirk/Apr17_0003.jpg
100 Gallon RO tank: Lots of questions, no definite purchase agreements yet, though.
Chiller: The only solid offer I have right now is for $400. If no one tops $500 by the end of the day, I'll accept the $400.
Protein skimmer: Have an offer for $350 I will be accepting by the end of the day if no one beats it.
Sea Horse Pump: $150 offer
Jacuzzi Brand Pump: No offers yet, asking $200
Everything else is already sold and gone.
04-17-2009, 5:00 PM
Pic of the RO water tank?
what are the dimensions on the tank? if you have them handy.
04-17-2009, 7:15 PM
I just checked it out today. And had to pass due to its configuration. It is a good bargan the the size of the tank. It is shaped like a trapazoid. Overall length is about 10 feet x 37" wide x 57" tall. At one end of the tank there is a "L" shaped cut out. The stand is very heavy duty, made out of 2"x2" squar tubing. I was able to find this pic online:
The pic does not give you a true understanding of the dimensions though.
04-18-2009, 1:04 AM
I'm guessing it will make someone a killer FOWLR... Awsome looking tank good luck.
04-18-2009, 8:31 AM
Sent e-mails about chiller
Buzz... make sure you get a deposit from whomever is bidding on the big tank... I had a guy string me along for a while on my 1000g (not a member here)... finally I put the sucker on eBay. Deposit was paid, and pickup pending (May 9)...
It can be hard to "rehome" a big one.
Best of luck!
04-18-2009, 2:26 PM
Anyone heard from this gentleman since yesterday?