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MiamiLeos 09-12-2011 06:20 PM

Does this look like a good deal?
Sorry, but I've never purchased a used tank before and never had a tank this big. What does everyone think about this one?


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ThePlatypusKing 09-12-2011 08:13 PM

a new 40 gallon ussually cost (where I live) 65-80 dollars without a stand or light fixture. Seems like a huge steal to me.

Strand 09-12-2011 08:29 PM

Not really a "steal"

I browse craig's list often and see 55's go for that all the time will all the equipment.

I would keep shopping. It doesn't have a filter or anything else.

zof 09-12-2011 08:36 PM

Not to bad with the stand but if you wait it out you can find better deals.

MiamiLeos 09-12-2011 08:37 PM

I wasnt sure it was the best I could get either. But what about this one?

55 Gallon Aquarium with stand with pump & filter system- $150

About 200 pounds of live rock- make offer

Strand 09-12-2011 08:39 PM

If you are wanting to do SW then the live rock is worth that much.

Wondering if it comes with a skimmer, heater, etc.

MiamiLeos 09-12-2011 08:44 PM

Idk if it comes with a skimmer but the same poster has other tanks with skimmers so maybe I can buy one of those? Not sure. And Idk the price on the live rock, but if I did get this tank, I would likely be getting at least some rock from this person. So no skimmer and as far as I can see, no lights, but has filter and stand.

Strand 09-12-2011 08:46 PM

So you are doing SW?

Keep checking for lights. Those things are $$$

If you have the patients you can piece together a nice set up.

MiamiLeos 09-12-2011 08:49 PM

Yes, doing SW and I'm in no rush, I want to do it right, but I also am on a tight budget.

Strand 09-12-2011 08:55 PM

Sounds like piecing it together is a good option for you.

But SW aquarium and budget are 2 words that do not go together.

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