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bayhay69 01-10-2013 07:30 AM

I just cant believe it !!!!!
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I am a Craigslist troll, I admit it.If I'm ever bored, I'm on craigslist just lookin at what people are sellin. :-D Yesterday, I found a 75 gallon tank & a very well built stand & canopy, with everything you could possibly need. Except substrate & fish. It has 2 huge filters, heater, meds, and decorations. All this for $200 !!!! The people were moving to California. She told me several people called her and tried to talk her down on the price, some goofy fella asked her if she would take $50 :-? !! The tank & everything is worth a lot more than the 200 that I paid.!!
Anyway, I just had to tell someone of my good fortune !!
I did have a few questions. When I go to clean it, should I use just regular soap & water ?
Here's a few pics, the canopy is not on it yet.

Geomancer 01-10-2013 08:46 AM

Congrats on the find!

As for people talking her down in price ... well, after all, things are only worth what someone is willing to pay for it ;)

For example I'll see people selling sub 55 gallon setups for $100+ which is silly for me, as you can walk into Petco during some of their sales at get tanks for $1/gallon (up to 55 gallons) so why would I spend more, when I could get new for less ;)

Craigslist can have some good finds, but in my area at least people just ask too much for things.

Freshcatch 01-10-2013 11:19 AM

I like the old liquid dish soap to clean one out that is used. Just be sure to rinse well, even after you have rinsed well. Nice find. I also troll Craigslist in my area to see what people are selling.

Romad 01-10-2013 12:09 PM

Congrats on the excellent score :thumbsup:

As for cleaning, I'd use white vinegar and if that doesn't work, diluted bleach and hot water.

I might be overly cautious but I'd go with the bleach solution to sterelize it since you don't know what might have been lurking in there before.

Rinse a bazillion times and then give it a final rinse with conditioned water (dechlorinator added - Seachem Prime is a good one).

Good luck and happy stocking.

FranksTanks 01-10-2013 01:00 PM

Nice score!!!

I have come across one I would love to have, but just cant afford right now. It is a 125g, with hoods/lights and stand, for $275... :( That is the kind and size I want for my living room.. who knows.. maybe I can get it in the next few days...

Looks like your going to have a LOT of fun with that one!

thekoimaiden 01-10-2013 02:38 PM

Congrats on the find!! I've strolled around Craigslist a few times but never found anything that good!

As for cleaning, vinegar and hot water has already been said, but another favorite of mine is baking soda. It has a slightly abrasive texture to it when you mix a paste and can be great for cleaning off crud.

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