04-30-2010, 01:13 PM
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Buying used Aquarium tips, advice appreciated
So I am thinking about buying a bigger aquarium (currently I only have a 10G one) and have been looking a bit on craigslist. There seems to be some decent deals on there occasionally when I price out exactly what it would of cost me to get everything new vs what they are selling it for used.
As I am still a newbie to the fish aquarium hobby, I was hoping to see if anyone had any tips on what to look for or be worrisome about when buying a used a aquarium. I obviously asked for all the details on the equipment (what type of heater, filter etc), and how old the equipment is and ensured it was used as a fish tank previously (as opposed to turtles, lizards etc). Are there any other like red flag type questions I should ask? Just want to make sure I don't miss something obvious that should make me avoid buying one I think is a good deal.
Any tips would be appreciated and thanks in advance