Second hand tank (Good deal?)

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Hi all,

I found a Red Sea Reefer 250 with most of the equipment included on ebay. I was just wondering if people could let me know if the equipment included is good quality and I am not being fobbed off.  Would appreciate any thoughts you have on it.

Red Sea reefer 250, Marine/Reef Tank, set up | eBay

He said he is expecting 800-850 for the whole system. However the livestock has already been sold and are not part of the deal. I have seen a couple of mixed reviews on some of the equipment but would like to get your opinions.

Cheers

Asco1104

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Reply #1

I don't think I would pay that much for, maybe £700, offer him that and if he turns you down just give him your number for when he's desperate.
Equipment all sounds good and the pump called congrisher is just a mixing pump.

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Reply #2

My thoughts,

does the tank have scratches or any damage (as with the cabinet) ?

other wise test kits there and all the food / Nopox dosing chemicals if full are worth over £150.
RODI unit worth £70 with TDS meter (not pumped so check your water pressure)
Jacob DCT4000 is the same pump i have on my tanks and its excellent. only £50 new though.
the pump to mix salt, never heard of it but to mix salt and move water its a bonus. plus al them drums if you needed to buy would cost you over £50.

Not familiar with the light although maxspect are a very good brand !!

for £800 i think thats a fair deal. especially if you get the rock (aquaroche or whatever it is) and don't have anything yet.

if you had alot of the kit already (RO unit chemicals etc it may not be worth it. all comes down to tank condition for me :)

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Reply #3

He says it is in immaculate condition, and it is only 2 months old. I will of course have to get more images and check it personally to be 100% sure.

I currently have none of the equipment at all which is why it caught my eye.

Thanks for the opinions lads.

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Reply #4

I recently bought something advertised as new let's just say I'm £400 out of pocket !!!! Until I get them mended I've mended one.....

Sad really as I'm a trusting person never again !!

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Reply #5

Just be very aware that you can't always see scratches until you get it home and fill it with water. So if it's empty pay particular attention to it from all angles.

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Reply #6

The bloke started messing about so I just gave up on that unfortunately... Back to the drawing board.

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try gumtree

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