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Old 05-02-2012, 03:00 AM   #21
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Lol people are funny. But you never know! I mean if that tank comes with full on LEDS awesome protein skimmer, sump, and livestock i think i would take that deal..... haha
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #22
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Here's another tale of CL insanity. In the free section someone posted that they were placing a 125 gallon tank that holds water on the curb. Shame I couldn't get it car is too small for it.
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These posts are pretty funny. I never buy from craigslist. most posts are radiculous. My LFS is really good. they have 2 huge tables in the back where people bring in used equip and tanks. They sell at a great price. I got a 24 inch T5 4 bulb light fixture with bulbs, 2 actinic 2 10k, for 75 bucks. works great has independant switches and cooling fan built in. 300 retail for this. I wish this place was closer for everyone to use. If ur ever in MO, its in Chesterfield on Manchester rs, called, Saltwater Island.
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These posts are pretty funny. I never buy from craigslist. most posts are radiculous. My LFS is really good. they have 2 huge tables in the back where people bring in used equip and tanks. They sell at a great price. I got a 24 inch T5 4 bulb light fixture with bulbs, 2 actinic 2 10k, for 75 bucks. works great has independant switches and cooling fan built in. 300 retail for this. I wish this place was closer for everyone to use. If ur ever in MO, its in Chesterfield on Manchester rs, called, Saltwater Island.
I almost bought from craigslist once, I had posted on there looking for a bigger fish tank and some guy emailed me saying that he had a 55 gallon for 100, turns out it was just the tank nothing included. Glad I didn't buy it because that would have been a total waste, especially since I can wait for Petco to have the dollar a gallon sale and buy a brand new one for half that price
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I got lucky a few years ago when I was looking for something to start a BW tank.

I found an 80g, w/ a Fluval 405, oak stand, Coralife twin bulb CFL lighting, CO2 set-up (tank included), python, and 3 boxes of stuff for $250.00.

I parted out what I wanted, sold off what I didn't in a yard sale.
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Well,

I found the hobbyist that are serious about Fish keeping have a clue on value.
I got a 35 gallon Hex Tank, with hood, Stand and an AquaClear 70 filter for 60 bucks.
The Tank was is great shape, but I needed to recondition the stand. I thought that was fair.

what kills me the people who spend 150 bucks on a 10 gallon set up and looking to recoup it all back.
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I've gotten several great deals on Cl, just takes some persistence. But yeah, there's tons of overpriced junk because some people think that the tank's value is comparable to the crazy lfs prices.
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I've gotten several great deals on Cl, just takes some persistence. But yeah, there's tons of overpriced junk because some people think that the tank's value is comparable to the crazy lfs prices.
+1 to that...I got lucky that time. Now I just stick to my contacts within the hobby and try to Barter or get a decent price.
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Just wanted to mention that I have posted an article up that spends a good bit of time talking about buying tanks on CL. Here it is:
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Just wanted to mention that I have posted an article up that spends a good bit of time talking about buying tanks on CL. Here it is:
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Great article jeta! super helpful!
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