Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3
How much is this tank worth? 220g saltwater

It's a 220 gallon saltwater reef tank that my dad gave me because he doesn't want it anymore. I would want to sell everything. The coral, the ph reading supplies, the pumps, the glass tank, lights, etc... Roughly, how much do you think it would all be worth if I sold it all at once vs. separately? I really have no idea. It could be worth 100$ or 10,000$ for all I know. I live in Maryland if that makes any difference at all. I know next to nothing about fish tanks, but clearly my dad was pretty into it for a while.

link with pictures attached.

Fish Tank Photos by william0410 | Photobucket
__________________

__________________
william0410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
SmSeelingerII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Are you sure he was just "into it".. Lol seems a lil more than that.. Very nice tank.. Although... The electrical work is asking for a problem to happen.. Everything could be better organized... Keep this in mind.. "You won't get anything near what your dad has put into it" it's the belly of the beast.. I think a fair asking price for the entire set up is 2000.00.... I KNOW it's worth way more, but resale on an entire setup is not profitable at all. Unless by chance you can talk a LFS into buying it... Good luck..
__________________

__________________
SmSeelingerII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
Just a thought, but why not have your dad teach you about keeping a reef tank? It would be a great chance to spend time with eachother and you in turn get to inherit prob 8-10g worth of reef tank
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: loxahatchee fl
Posts: 407
Not for nothing but getting rid of this masterpiece would be a huge mistake. Take the advice given above and spend some time with paps. This beautiful collection would be a loss. Cost would be priceless. Clean up the wiring and plumbing. Maybe put together a new stand that matches you and your tastes. Sit back an reap the benefits off your fathers labor of love
__________________
ms705jk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3
Yeah, I think I'll just put it in my house. A friend of his that owns a fish store said that he'd give me 30$ a piece in trade for the blue mushrooms that are in it and there's easily 100 of those in the tank, so I'll just take that money and put it into fixing up some electrical and plumbing things, maybe buy a few fish or something. Just out of curiosity, how much is it all worth roughly? I.e. not how much could I get out of it but what is the value of the tank? This could be a fun new hobby...
__________________
william0410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: loxahatchee fl
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by william0410 View Post
Yeah, I think I'll just put it in my house. A friend of his that owns a fish store said that he'd give me 30$ a piece in trade for the blue mushrooms that are in it and there's easily 100 of those in the tank, so I'll just take that money and put it into fixing up some electrical and plumbing things, maybe buy a few fish or something. Just out of curiosity, how much is it all worth roughly? I.e. not how much could I get out of it but what is the value of the tank? This could be a fun new hobby...
That would be a question for huma or Mr X. I would put it in the thousands
__________________
ms705jk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
Id say in the neighborhood of 8-10g. Its easy to see theres a TON of time, effort and money in that tank
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by william0410 View Post
Yeah, I think I'll just put it in my house. A friend of his that owns a fish store said that he'd give me 30$ a piece in trade for the blue mushrooms that are in it and there's easily 100 of those in the tank, so I'll just take that money and put it into fixing up some electrical and plumbing things, maybe buy a few fish or something. Just out of curiosity, how much is it all worth roughly? I.e. not how much could I get out of it but what is the value of the tank? This could be a fun new hobby...
Wow I'm in md too, I need to get some blue shrooms and grow them out! What fish store is it?
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
I mean if you really dont want it, ill gladly trade you my 125 setup. Its a bit more manageable than a 220 of a beast
__________________
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: loxahatchee fl
Posts: 407
I'd definitely take your dads friend up on the trade. But I would fix the wiring and plumbing with your own money. Use the trade money to offset the maintenance cost as you learn to care for your reef. Im new to this hobby and there is a learning curve I didn't anticipate. My tank is healthy but my wallet has felt the sting from lack of knowledge. Your father is your most valuable asset
__________________

__________________
ms705jk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, salt, saltwater, tan, tank, water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.