I Bought It Because. . ..

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by ReefSparky, Sep 6, 2009.

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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. Geoff

    Geoff Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I also been very happy with the corals I've bought from Morgan.
     
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  3. Reefnjunkie

    Reefnjunkie Feather Duster

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    Im guilty of this as well, since I sell on Ebay I spend alot of time at the site.

    Last major purchase was a new light fixture- went from 2-150DE MH w/ 2-54 watt actinincs to 2-250DE MH w/4-65 wat PC Actinics-
    I thought my corals would like the upgrade (and they DO!)-plus I wanted more SPS-

    I got what I wanted and would recommend that fixture and go head to head with the 1000.00 dollar units I looked at!!!
     
  4. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    my last piece of expensive equipment was my skimmer, reef ocotpus bh 800s, $250, and had great reviews
     
  5. GoToSleep

    GoToSleep Torch Coral

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    Sparky,

    I'm suprised that you didn't include "advice of LFS" as one of the options.

    My list of recent major purchases is longer than my arm and a lot of things have come into play for my decisions. For most of my choices it has been research on forums; in books by Calfo, and Delbeck & Sprung; and by talking with online vendors and my LFS owner. For alot of it, I did my background research and then talked to the OnLine guys (Preium Aquatics, Bulk Reef Supply) or my LFS (Fish World, Richmond, VA). It their recommnedation was basically in line with the research I'd done (and it usually was) I went with it.

    I first learned about the manufacturer of my protein skimmer here on 3reef when a member answer one of my posts. I also learned about the manufacturer of my calcium reactor here on 3reef.

    My specific lighting set-up was recommended to me by my LFS but it was well in-line with what I had researched and also heard from Premium Aquatics.
     
  6. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a great suggestion, GoToSleep. That's an excellent answer too, thanks! :)
     
  7. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    my last purchase was my octo nw200 that I purchased from a friend. Price was a major motivator in that decision.