I Bought It Because. . ..

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What Made You Buy Your Last Major Reef Tank Purchase?

Poll closed Oct 6, 2009.
  1. Word Of Mouth (Read threads, posts, or assessments made by peers on the internet)

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
  2. Opinions expressed by professionals like Randy Holmes-Farley, Julian Sprung, Anthony Calfo, etc.

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  3. Item reviews by purchasers on vendors' sites.

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Personal Experience

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Advice By One Particular Forum Poster

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  6. Many, Or All Of The Above

    16 vote(s)
    31.4%
  7. Other--Please list separately in your response!

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What Most Influenced Your Decision On The Last Major Purchase You Made For Your Reef Tank?

    Pick the choice that most applies from those above, or comment if you'd like, or both!
     
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  3. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    The wifey wasnt with me so i knew that at that time it was the right time to buy corals and fish :)
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Reef Sparky

    the last major purchase I made was a 1/4hp Chiller
    ambient temperature was the reason, without it, tank could reach 90 if the home AC was off ( which it will be, if Im not the last person to leave our home on any given day)
    having a FOWLR for 15 months before going reef, had prepared me for the potential highs
    thus I knew I would need the chiller if I was going to be able to keep most corals for long periods

    Steve
     
  5. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    Last major purchase was an Eheim 1262 pump for my return. I mostly looked at the reviews foe various pumps on the Marine Depot site and reviewed the specs for different pumps.
     
  6. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    Just bought the Apex... I used peoples opinions here on neptune systems and marine depot reviews. I'm going to have to send mine back though.. I think I got a dud.
     
  7. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    My last major purchase was an ecotech MP10 which nobody had reviewed at the time. The basis for my purchase was the feature set and reputation the company had through there earlier models.
     
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  9. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Geoff

    Geoff Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Last major purchase was an octo extreme 300. It was based on the reputation octopus has,reviews off retailers site and reviews on forums. My next major purchase is 2 vortech mp40 gen2 because of reviews and its versitility with its variable,controllable mega flow and I hear the customer service is pretty top notch.
     
  11. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    last major purchase was my metal halide pendant
    so much better than pc lights, thats for sure
     
  12. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    My last major purchase was a geo 612 calcium reactor. What influenced me to buy this reactor was what other people was saying about it and reviews I've read on this and other forums, by the way it's a great reactor.