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92smokeaccord 08-09-2012 01:02 AM

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?

Reefing Madness 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.

92smokeaccord 08-09-2012 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1191224)
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......

92smokeaccord 08-09-2012 01:51 AM

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.

Reefing Madness 08-09-2012 10:21 AM

:thumbsup: Hopefully that gets you buy then. Little bit of work, for a nice tank.

92smokeaccord 08-09-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1191442)
:thumbsup: 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...

jayla2251 08-09-2012 04:45 PM

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.

Reefing Madness 08-09-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by 92smokeaccord (Post 1191722)
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.?

92smokeaccord 08-09-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1192187)
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...

Reefing Madness 08-09-2012 08:55 PM

Ah, but your on your way now. =)


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