03-21-2009, 05:21 PM
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Yes, it does take some Careful considerations when purchasing used tanks and such. People sell off tanks for a variety of reasons. Loss of interest, loss of job, higher utilities, changes going on in their lives and more. There are alot of nice setups to be had for pennies on the dollar this way. There is nothing lost in looking at them. If they have fish in them yet, look them over for any notable problems such as diseases, thinness, frayed fins. Take a CLOSE look at the tank to see if any repairs have been made (new silicon spots) , any chips on the corners of the tank from rough handling, and cleanliness. If you are afraid of livestock involved, then maybe go for an empty setup, but be sure they let you fill it to see if it leaks. Always let common sense prevail.