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Hi all! I actually live in Arizona but my brother is in Portland. He would like to set up a tank; 29gal-60gal. Where is the best place to purchase? Does this forum have a buy/sell section? Is there another site/forum for the area where there is a buy/sell section?

 

I am fortunate to have a reef club on reefcentral.com. Unfortunately, there is not a club listed for the Portland area. Any suggestions would be helpful; such as good saltwater stores, etc.

 

Thank you for your time in reading this!

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Upscales has tanks, Nuvos, all the way to custom built tanks. I'm not sure for 100 percent but I'm pretty sure other stores have tanks and have the ability to get them. I'm selling a nuvo Fusion 20 nearly compete setup minus light and heater if he'd be interested in that. It's used but I good shape

There is also a for sale/trade subforum here as well.

 

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Hi all! I actually live in Arizona but my brother is in Portland. He would like to set up a tank; 29gal-60gal. Where is the best place to purchase? Does this forum have a buy/sell section? Is there another site/forum for the area where there is a buy/sell section?

 

I am fortunate to have a reef club on reefcentral.com. Unfortunately, there is not a club listed for the Portland area. Any suggestions would be helpful; such as good saltwater stores, etc.

 

Thank you for your time in reading this!

I was born and raised in Arizona so its very nice to meet a fellow Arizonian and to solute you in your ability to live in an oven  :laugh:. I was up until very recently in the same boat as your brother. I made the mistake of ordering my tank and equipment online and I quickly regretted that decision. I had issues with multiple products (heater, ATO, AUQA media basket) and resolving the issues became more of a hassle than I ever care to deal with again. In most cases it became cheaper and less headache to just take the loss. 

 

I really wish I would have shopped locally. Locally, my personal experience has taken me to "cuttle fish and corals" and "upscales", and both shops have been more than willing to help me obtain whatever my aquarium needs may be. In some cases they cost a little more than what you find online but to me it is insignificant and a small price to pay for a piece of mind. I will gladly pay a few extra bucks to be able to walk into a shop with a problem and find accountability and integrity. 

 

 

If used is not an issue, there is excellent deals on tanks and equipment on the forums in the "classified threads." I have dealt with quite a few members on the forums and have found honesty, fairness, integrity and a passion for helping fellow aquarists thrive in the hobby. 

 

In summary, you have landed in the right place. Between the local sponsors and the members here on the forums, all of your brothers aquarium needs can be met. I really wish your brother success in his pursuit of the hobby and happy reefing to the both of you. 

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I just recently moved here from Phoenix myself, and although the group on this site is nowhere near the size of the group in Phoenix on RC, there's still quite a bit of stuff for sale here. Craigslist here is fairly good. And don't quote me, but I think petco is running their $1 per gallon deal right now, so that could be an inexpensive way to get started (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

 

 

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I just recently moved here from Phoenix myself, and although the group on this site is nowhere near the size of the group in Phoenix on RC, there's still quite a bit of stuff for sale here. Craigslist here is fairly good. And don't quote me, but I think petco is running their $1 per gallon deal right now, so that could be an inexpensive way to get started (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

 

 

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The $1/gal sale is until November 7th; one day left.

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I have always dealt with Shane at Caye's Aquarium on about 137th and se division when I lived in Portland Or. He is very knowledgeable and will help along the way to get you started.

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