I wanted a 46G Bowfront with or with out a stand as I had been given a new stand from a guy on CL
, iron new never used but a few years old, and he gave me a UV
sterilizer for $10, total.
BUT that wasn't what I was noting as my good deal.
So, looking for a 46G. All of them seemed to be around $200. Even though I could get a new tank and hood/light only from Petsmart for $160.
For 6 months I was looking for the blasted deal, for around $100. If there was one for sale it was gone before I could get it. Decided I would do around $150, for lots of extras and stand too if available...NO GO!
Decided I could maybe do around 175-200 if LOTS of extras, lol.
So while checking for bowfronts, this tank popped up, 72G, wow dreamy..., but appx $400, not even a consideration!
Then a month or two later on the "check it out scan for new items", there it was again, $200. Same tank, HALF PRICE! Emailed and offer accepted, this is what I got...
Amazing in near perfect CLEAN condition, like a demo from the showroom floor, but a little bit of light dust, no water scale!
I put most of the the stuff in it.
Oceanic tank and matching stand, Black sand, Giant real looking 2 foot long fake driftwood (not using) and the big red rock to the left, lots of smaller rocks and misc fake plants and other DW decos, and other decos.
A perfectly clean, Fluval FX-5 with media, A python or Aqueon water changer, numerous chemicals and other not expired foods and conditioners. 5- 7 lbs different aquarium salt. A 3.5 foot plastic container with fish stuff, buckets, medicine droppers, scoops, teaspoons, nets, scrubbers, mag cleaners, heater and pails, and a total of 4 light bulbs for different effects.
And did I mention it was all SOOOO clean! For $200.00, happy anniversary to me!!! Even my hubby loved the tank!