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130g tank with everything for $250, should I get it?
Old 08-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #11
 
Hi everyone i am new and i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to create a new post to ask a question? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:18 PM   #12
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Go to the forum section you want to post in, then click the "New Thread" button on the top left of the page just above the list of posts.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #13
 
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@Jakiebabie: Moving it and placing it would be no problem, I have all that under control. ^^

@bigehugedome: Thank you for the tips, I'll take them to heart.


I suppose I'll go a step forward and e-mail the guy for pictures of everything, whilst addressing that I'm just interested. I'll get back to you guys in the coming weeks how things went, and for others that have seen my other threads, news of how my 40 gallon is getting along. (For those who read my thread in the ancient fish section, I found that the person who traded me their tank gave an incorrect estimate of 55 gallons and is actually 40 gallons, and that's the tank I have now and is in the process of getting set up.)

I will also be posting pictures of my current aquariums in the nifty "My Aquariums" feature of the forums, and perhaps in my own picture thread~
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #14
 
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Maybe you could just help me. I have a little 29 gal tank that i am getting started with. I put 3 mollies and 1 platy in to cycle it. I have had it for three weeks and after two weeks i had zero ammonia zero nitrites and maybe 5-10 ppm nitrate. Doing good so i thought. My local pet store has a guy who works in the aquatic dept who seems to know what he is talking about and he said that i should be cycled with the water specs i described above. Just to be sure the next fish i added were some more mollies and platys and three guppies for a total of ten fish. The next two days i completed another water change. The next day i checked my water and my ammonia was at maybe three to four!!!! I immediately did another water change and added some ammonia reducer. 24 hours later i checked and my ammonia was still high again. I noticed some white algae looking stuff on the bottom and soon realized it was the pellets i was feeding them and they werent eating any. Today i did a 45% water change and netted most of the food out added some more ammonia reducer "Cycle" and did the 5X the dose recommended for emergencies. 1hr later ammonia is still at two. Help me please......
While I'm sure most of us understand your plight, your issue would probably be more noticed in its own thread. Doing so would generate interest to your problem, instead of my thread which is going to die down now, and help people get back to you with a solution. I personally do not have enough experience to help you with your ammonia problem, though I wish you good luck.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #15
 
If you can get dimensions you can go to AQadvisor.com and punch them in and it will tell you how big it is. This has saved me some wasted time. Although I wish I had asked for dimensions when I went to look at a 55 and 40. Were advertised for $100 together wasn't a bad deal depending on condition and what they came with.. I got there and it was a 29 and a 20. /facepalm

As others have mentioned it's a great deal. I'm getting a 65 next weekend for 300. The "stand" is a simple fold up table with some plywood screwed on top.


As to the craiglist thing. There have been incidents of people getting attacked when responding to an ad, however with how many ads are posted on craigslist daily the incidents are very rare... they just get alot of publicity. You're far more likely to get into a car accident on the way to the place. If that makes you feel any better :P

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:57 PM   #16
 
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If you can get dimensions you can go to AQadvisor.com and punch them in and it will tell you how big it is. This has saved me some wasted time. Although I wish I had asked for dimensions when I went to look at a 55 and 40. Were advertised for $100 together wasn't a bad deal depending on condition and what they came with.. I got there and it was a 29 and a 20. /facepalm

As others have mentioned it's a great deal. I'm getting a 65 next weekend for 300. The "stand" is a simple fold up table with some plywood screwed on top.
Thanks, I'll be sure to use the site. And good luck with your soon-to-be-yours 65 gal. :D
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:12 AM   #17
 
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Hi Oddball, I just wanted to share my Craiglist experiences. I have bought 3 tanks off Craigslist (one of them being my 135 gallon with stand for $150) as well as other some items such as lights and fish and never had any problems. I think the scammers are pretty rare but just get the publicity. But it's important to be safe. The other posters have given some great tips...always bring a friend (or friends) along, inspect all equipment, ask questions about what you're buying, etc. If you feel uncomfortable with the person you're dealing with, don't go.

A 130 gallon for $200 which includes everything is a great deal! Let us know what you decide and be sure to post pics if you do pick it up. Good luck!
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:50 PM   #18
 
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Thanks jeaninel for sharing, I appreciate everyone giving out tips!

I e-mailed the person selling the aquarium last night and asked for pics of everything and am now waiting for a reply.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:09 PM   #19
 
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Oddball, I find Craigslist and Kijiji get us all excited and wound up, and impulse-y with our money, panicked almost to get something. Chillax... it will be if it is meant to be... right!? Take your time, and it will all work out if it is supposed to.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:41 PM   #20
 
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Oddball, I find Craigslist and Kijiji get us all excited and wound up, and impulse-y with our money, panicked almost to get something. Chillax... it will be if it is meant to be... right!? Take your time, and it will all work out if it is supposed to.
Lol, I suppose you're right, Jakie.

Whether or not I get it, I suppose there will be more awesome deals like this one in the future. And besides... I've gotta save up for my $1,500 computer, and for the Playstation Vita for when it comes out. I'm a hobbyist for other things, too.
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