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Old 01-01-2013, 06:04 AM   #11
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The condition of the tank is top priority.

Scratches remove from the aesthetic value but as long as it holds water, that's all that matters in the beginning.

The appearance of the rest of the equipment is not as important if it's functional.

Everyone has to start somewhere in this hobby.

$100 is perfectly reasonable for 2 complete setups with filter/heater/light.

For a cichlid breeder, he SHOULD know the size of his tanks. I don't think they were 100% honest with you.

I had to endure with looking at fully setup & scratched acrylic tank for well over a year before I had enough & broke it down.

There's so many different grades of equipment, but it's harder to discern the difference when you're new.

I refuse to pay much for BASIC equipment, but for HIGHER end stuff, I have no problem paying 75% of retail depending on it's condition.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #12
 
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Scratches remove from the aesthetic value but as long as it holds water, that's all that matters in the beginning.

The appearance of the rest of the equipment is not as important if it's functional.

Everyone has to start somewhere in this hobby.

$100 is perfectly reasonable for 2 complete setups with filter/heater/light.

For a cichlid breeder, he SHOULD know the size of his tanks. I don't think they were 100% honest with you.

I had to endure with looking at fully setup & scratched acrylic tank for well over a year before I had enough & broke it down.

There's so many different grades of equipment, but it's harder to discern the difference when you're new.

I refuse to pay much for BASIC equipment, but for HIGHER end stuff, I have no problem paying 75% of retail depending on it's condition.
Yeah, I loved his set ups and every thing. I just was not to happy about the heater issue. The new one isnt heating up my tank, but, I want a new heater anyway I just prefer newer heaters I cannot seem to trust an older one that wasnt owned by me from the beginning. So, I may test this heater out in my 2.5 or 5.5 gallon aquarium to use for my other tropical set up or my betta and see how it handles it. Will just throw the money into a new heater. What type of heater do you suggest? I dont mind paying $30-$40 for a new heater

ETA- Wow, its 7am no wonder I didnt think of this (running on 42 hours no sleep). I could swap out the heater in the 20 gal and put that into my 30 gal or whatever it is and use the heater he gave me for the 30 gal in the 20 gal. See if that does anything....

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 AM   #13
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Not sure what to recommend since you're in Canada. The other members in your country can recommend some brands & possibly local retailers.

Why buy 1 heater when you could possibly get 2 @ the same price?

I personally don't know the prices up there, just know they're HIGHER.

I have to go finish shoveling, didn't get much done yesterday before I took off for the NYE party & almost started a fire in the kitchen from responding to your posts
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:31 AM   #14
 
Please realize the market value for used tanks is very variable depending on location. Its really impossible to say if the deal was bad or not IMO. For my location I would say it was a fair deal at $110 for what you got. Typically cheapest you can get used tanks in non-show quality(scratched and what not) is $1 a gallon around here. I agree that it is a 20 and 29 gallon tank. Everyone is different. Scratched tanks do not bother me in the slightest. Most scratches are hard to see when filled with water anyway. I could really careless about the quality of the tank, its what you do with it that counts. Some ppl like higher end stuff, others enjoy working with and even seeking out the antique metaframe and slate bottom tanks and fixing them up.
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