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post #1 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
125 good or bad deal.

ok so today i surfed the good ol craigslist for fun but ended up giving a guy a call about a 225 gallon tank for 300 bucks.so we made the deal and i got to pick up and pay for the tank/ look at it and it turned out it was a 125 gallon tank.so that kinda pissed me off but the tank was drilled /reef ready so i ended up talking the guy down to 125.the tank was not leaking when i got there and no water stains anywhere.so i pack it up and bring it home well set it up and not even 20mins after filling it starts to leak out the bulk heads! so i had to drain the tank and fix the damn thing.on top of all this my hydometer broke.eaither way was this still a good deal?

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 01:14 AM
125g for $125, and you just had to silicone the bulk heads? Sounds like a good deal from where I'm sittin.
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post #3 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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125g for $125, and you just had to silicone the bulk heads? Sounds like a good deal from where I'm sittin.
and im hopeing thats all i have to silicone......
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post #4 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
well it took me almost 3 hrs to get the bulks off.i had to cut one off cause it was pvc glued together......the other was a super pia cause it was drilled so low on the tank that the bulk sits under the bracing........so i cut one and siliconed a piece of glass i cut to it.i hope thats all that was leaking and i hope that everything holds.
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post #5 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 10:21 AM
Hopefully that gets you buy then. Little bit of work, for a nice tank.
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post #6 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully that gets you buy then. Little bit of work, for a nice tank.
i mean yeah i got a good deal but i still had to put money into it to get it buy so i pretty much payed 170-180 for it all said and done...
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post #7 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 04:45 PM
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That's the thing with buying used tanks. Always ask if they hold water. But you never know if that person knows or not, or is even telling the truth. And a lot of people don't even want to spend the time to fill it and see if it holds water, even tho they could prolly get a better price for it. And there's no return policy. I always ask people the dimensions of the tank also, because so many people guess the size.

$125 for 125g tank is a good used price.
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post #8 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 07:12 PM
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i mean yeah i got a good deal but i still had to put money into it to get it buy so i pretty much payed 170-180 for it all said and done...
Still not bad all around. Stand come with it? I hope.?
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post #9 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Still not bad all around. Stand come with it? I hope.?
its just a steel work bench as a stand but it works just doesn't look pretty lol.well i fixed it.it was just the bulks leaking into the lower brace and making it seam like the hole bottom was leaking.she all fixed and up/running now.ill get a pic up soon its just a tank with no back drop and one clown fish not really much to see imo...
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post #10 of 31 Old 08-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Ah, but your on your way now. =)
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