Hey guys, some of you may remember the 300 gallon plan, but that person disappeared, so unfortunately I'm guessing it was all a hoax, but my weeks of browsing craigslist and bartering finally paid off.
Just got a 55 gallon tank for 30 dollars with a bunch of goodies, best deal I've seen by far.
It has a wooden stand, not the best structure I've seen, but it didn't budge when i laid down on it and flailed all around(I think that's the proper testing method lol) so I'm assuming that's a good 400 pounds of pressure with all the movement, and since they were using it before I'm sure it'll be fine.
Has a light fixture with 2 fluorescent bulbs, the wire is frayed about halfway, but thats a quick fix with the handy dandy soldering kit and some electrical tape, it also has what appears to be all the parts for a really large filter, looks like the emperor or penguin filters I've seen for like, 80 or 100 gallons, I'm hoping I can get that working, and it also has a submersible heater that seems to be okay, as well as a whole bucket of goodies.
Have a picture of just the tank and stand, but it's just a 55 gallon tank on a stand, so I don't think it's really worth posting up here, but I'll post some pics once I have the stuff cleaned and set up.
Planning on getting a few hundred pounds more of the playsand I got, and then I'll be cleaning that really good, and looking for some good rock and slate deals, and maybe some deals on decorations, but I think I'll probably be ending up with a natural(a.k.a. cheap) sand and rock formation theme, as well as some plants that can do good with the lighting I end up with and the room temperature water.
Hopefully this time since I got as far as having the tank, I'll be posting some pretty active progress pics in here.
And any suggestions or input is always welcome as usual!!