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Old 01-30-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Acrylic Tank - How Much is it Worth?

I have a 60 gallon TruVu Aquasystem acrylic with built in wet/dry that I am probably going to part ways with. This tank is pretty scratched up. It does not leak. It would make a great sump for a larger tank or even a large QT tank. I don't think you would want to use it as a main tank unless you are desparate or are willing to take the time to buff out all the scratches. None of the scratches appear to be very deep but there are quite a lot of them.

If I am going to sell it, how much should I ask for it? I have no idea what it is worth.

For more info about TruVu aquariums see: http://truvuaquariums.com
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Old 01-31-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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I am a little disappointed at no replies.
I was hoping someone here would know.
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Old 02-01-2005, 12:02 PM   #4
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Depending on what acrylic tanks of that size go for, I'd mark it down to about half because it can't be used as a display tank (well... it could), but it is still in pretty good condition as you say.
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I say buff out those scratches yourselves. Then you'll get half of what it costs brand new.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. This tank has been sitting empty in my garage for a while now. I have been meaning to buff out the scratches but I never seem to be able to find the time. With all the projects around the house that I have going on and everything else that is on my "honey-do" list, I don't think that I will be able to find any time for it any time soon. I was just thinking it would be easier to get rid of this tank since it is taking up space. I could always use whatever I could get for it for my other tanks.
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Then you'd be lucky to get 1/3 of the price of a brand new tank, IMHO. But go for the gold if you can!
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80 lbs. LR
40 lbs. LS
1 Pink Tree Coral
1 Copperband Butterfly
1 Yellow Tang
1 Mandarin Goby
3 Peppermint Shrimp
20 Red-Legged Hermit Crabs
30 assorted Snails

6G Nano-Reef Tank (Eclipse Six)
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10 lbs. LR
15 lbs. LS
1 Sebae Anemone
Several Purple Mushrooms
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1 Sebae Clownfish
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:15 AM   #8
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Asking $50 OBO on this if anyone here is interested. I will not ship so it would have to be someone local.
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Hah. I live in CA, but the gas to get up near SF would more than triple the cost for the tank. I'd love to buy it... but would have to be shipped. Bummer.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:22 AM   #10
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It is just too big to ship sorry.

I'm posting it now in the classified section. I probably shouldn't use this thread to sell it . Sorry.
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