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post #1 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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To ask, or not to ask...

Sorry if this thread doesn't fit in to this subforum category, but I had no clue where I should put it, so...

So anyway, this guy like 6 houses up from me has a 55G tank just sitting in his carport(right at the front of his house) collecting dust, with dirt and rubbish in it. So i'm thinking, it's been there for over 1.5 years now, should I ask him if I can have it, or pull a shifty on him .would ask him if i could buy it but im too low on cash atm to try that out.

Help me decide please haha

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post #2 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 11:43 AM
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Heck, just ask him if you could take it off his hands for him. Couldn't hurt! A free 55 would be sweet.

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post #3 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 02:52 PM
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Go for it! A free 55g tank is the best kind of 55g tank.

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post #4 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 02:56 PM
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gosh,too good to let go.
you never know until you ask. :)
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post #5 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm yeah I think today i'll go ask him, I was going to get a 55G anyway in bout a months time, but if it's free, i can just start paying for the filter/heater etc.

Thanks for the support guys

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post #6 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 06:33 PM
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Let us know if he lets you have it or not! Offer him like 10 bucks for it, if its been in his front yard for a year and a half then I'm sure he wouldn't mind someone taking it off his hands.

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post #7 of 32 Old 10-03-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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So I just passed by his house bout 20 minutes ago and knocked on the door. Sure enough 1 minute later someone answered.

Kritas says: Hi sorry to disturb you, but umm, everyday for the past year I walk past your house on the way to school, and couldnt help but notice that you have a massive tank on the side of the house collecting rubbish and dirt.
Lady says: *Laughs*
Kritas says: *Laughs with her*. I was just wondering if you would be interested in getting rid of it, maybe I could bribe you with a bit of cash?
Lady says: *she laughs some more*. Umm actually it's my sons'tank, so if you want I can go ask him now for you.
Kritas says: yeah that'd be great! thanks alot!
4 minutes later....
Lady says: Hi again, sorry to keep you waiting, actually my son said he's been looking to get rid of it, so just leave your name and number with me and i'll hand it over to him when he gets time to call you ok?
Kritas says: ok sweet, thankyou very much... bye.

So now my plan:
Watch;
Wait;
Anticipate

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post #8 of 32 Old 10-04-2008, 04:20 AM
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if i was you now,i would have no finger nails left. lol
i hate waiting.lets keep our fingers crossed for you
that he will be glad to let the tank go.
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post #9 of 32 Old 10-06-2008, 03:20 PM
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Oh my gosh, I hope he lets you have it. That would be awesome!
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post #10 of 32 Old 10-12-2008, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hey again guys update!

The guy let me have the tank...... Upon further inspection, it is not a 55G, but an 80G tank!
Only $20!!! He had a stand too, but it was a metal one, and it was rusted, big time. So I told him to keep his stand and i'll buy one myself... I was thinking of buying a massive drawer for my room for the tank to sit on, but I can't remember which types of wood are good for holding so much weight, and also that don't puff up when they come in contact which water... If someone knows what type of wood they use for the stands, and the wood doesn't puff up, can you please post back?

Thanks for the nudge i needed hehe....

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