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Old 04-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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Deal didin't go through. He wouldn't go down from 100$ for a bare 1 year old tank. Stand (120$) and Top (55) would basically cost me almost 300$, and at that point, i'd rather go with a safer bet and purchase a brand new tank for an extra 50$.
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Check petsmart, that's where I got mine.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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Petsmart had a whole set for 350$, which I might purchase in a few weeks. But i'm still trying to Bargain hunt.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #13
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Petsmart had a whole set for 350$, which I might purchase in a few weeks. But i'm still trying to Bargain hunt.
The 46 gallon? That's the one I have! If you sign up for the petsmart card you get it for $280, that's not bad at all, so I jumped on it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #14
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You made a good call. I would have done the same. Don't give up on finding a gem though!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #15
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Ya that wasn't a good deal I've bought 2 46BF now one saltwater setup including sump/refugium skimmer Uv with pump return pump tank stand lid light powerstrip refuge light sand and the tank was drilled for $110 and my freshwater setup which was a 30-60 HOB 200w heater light lid decor stand and a mountain of extras including a full 10 setup for $50!...point is, patience is key when it comes to CL

Edit* also keep in mind I search within 75 miles of my home daily even if I have nothing I "need" lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #16
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In my area there are a bunch of 90-150 gallon tank for about $1/gallon. Most don't come with much besides the tank itself, but I think spending an additional $100 for filters, etc. on a 100 gallon tank you bought for $100 wouldn't be such a bad deal. Make your own stand and canopy
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #17
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That wasn't such a hot deal anyway. I would have passed on it too. HN1 and I got a used 46 bowfront with stand included for 50 bucks. All it needed was a little bit of cleaning up. I wouldn't pay Petsmart's price for a new one either but that's just me being cheap. Try checking out some locally owned shops if you have any in your area. You might be surprised at some of their prices, especially if you can catch a good sale. I assumed for a long time that the big box stores would have the best prices because they buy product in such huge quantities, but I have come to find out that their prices on tanks and equipment (with the exception of the Petco $1/gal sale) are usually pretty awful. JMO
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #18
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I'll probably try and call several LFS to see what they have. Craigslist looks pretty bad, since most offers are pretty high, and the low ones are a 4+ hour drive away. Are there any websites besides Craigslist where I Could get good deals?
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Oh, I see that you are in the Miami area (finally just noticed, lol). I did a quick search, see if these links help you at all. A local club can be a great resource for reasons other than cheap tanks, too.
Local Fish Stores - University of Miami Aquarium Club
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #20
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that LFS list actually does help! I've been to several of the stores they have listed. My Search continues!
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