I know it is highly fashionable to blast Petsmart at all times, but I want to give them props.
I bought a Craig's list tank, bought a hood from Petsmart, for $89, filled the tank and it bowed considerably. Made the decision to drain and empty tank, and get a new one.
Went to local Petsmart, told the guy I was looking for a 55 without hood, since I had just bought a hood. All they had were tanks with hoods.
The guy suggested I bring the hood back for credit toward the new combo. I explained I had used the hood and had even cut holes in back for pipes and wires, etc. And I probably did not have reciept.
Went to manager, and the dude said bring it back, we will give you credit on the new tank and hood. He said, people bring back half eaten bags of dog food so of course I will take the hood back.
So, combined with the after Christmas tank sale, I got a new tank and hood for about 40 additional bucks.
I will go back for more stuff.
I know this is not fish, and I admit most of the fish folks are learning and often don't have good answers, but they sure did not have to help me out like they did.
I am appreciative and felt compelled to spread the word.