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130g tank with everything for $250, should I get it?
Old 08-23-2011, 07:41 AM   #21
 
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"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. "

I' ve seen members in here get all excited about a free tank they got, and then they mourn the $1000 SO FAR that they have spent on decorations, more gravel, changed gravel, new filter, plants, fish, fish and more fish...did I mention fish?.... it's endless you know.
Aren't I a downer... can you tell I'm a mom. lol (your mom did not pay me to say these things lol)
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #22
 
Well, it sounds like a good deal assuming everything checks out in good to excellent condition.
Since you don't have the money, selling mom may be tough - mom may be looking a things on sale to make ends meet and Jr wants a big fish tank!
Since you're looking for a job, maybe ask mom for a loan and tell her that once you get a job, you'll pay her back xx$ per week?

Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #23
 
Is this tank in Pontiac, Michigan? If so you better hurry, looks like a great deal. I already have my eye on it. Just kidding, but don't stress out too much I am always watching Craigslist, and great deals come around frequently.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:00 PM   #24
 
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Is this tank in Pontiac, Michigan? If so you better hurry, looks like a great deal. I already have my eye on it. Just kidding, but don't stress out too much I am always watching Craigslist, and great deals come around frequently.
Nope, the tank is in Cleveland, Ohio near North Olmsted.

So far the owner has yet to e-mail me, but I'm thinking even if he/she does I may let this one slide. My time is going to be taken up by my last year of high school, setting up my new 40 gallon, getting scholarships/grants for college, as well as sending out college apps. (And not to mention again, getting a job!)

I'll be taking online courses so I don't leave my poor mom with the fishes.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:11 PM   #25
 
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Sounds like a great plan! What would you like to "be" when you finish college?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:42 AM   #26
 
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Sounds like a great plan! What would you like to "be" when you finish college?
I'm hoping to get into some sort of job involving video game development, such as programming, 3D rendering and design, and upper concept development for story planning and overall game progression. But, if that doesn't work out I may open up my own aquarium store. :D
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #27
 
Welcome!

On the craigs list purchase/ experience I can say I've had nothing but great luck buying and selling. But I take my time and talk to whomever is selling and take my 6' 250lb husbend with me. I got my 55g from there. Same deal as the one you mentioned with stand and everything. The advice posted is great. Take at least one person with you. Call the person and talk with them. It's worth it just to get a feel for who is selling.
Always ask why someone is selling when its one of those AWSOME deals. That may explain why its so cheap. The guys I bought mine from where done with college and traveling cross country and had 4 or 5 tanks from 30 to 150 gallons to get rid of in two days. I took all the "extra" stuff since it was the end of the day. They were extatic to get rid of it.
As for the leaks... Thats not a hard fix if you have the patience. Only $6 and a razer. That being said to be careful in evaluating it for leaks. Tank must be filled ALL the way up (learned this the hard way) and let it sit.

Food for thought. If you haven't had a really big tank its not a bad idea to just wait and work your way up to it. The 40g you have now will be a great step in that direction. Yes you can count on there being another good deal down the road whenever you are ready. I've been watching the fish tanks for 3 or more years now and there is always a good deal at one point or another.
Besides if you are going away to college you might be able to get away with having a 40g in the dorm. Doubt you would get away with 130g.
Good Luck! Post some pictures of your 40g when you get it up. :)
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