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Old 07-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #161
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I know right? I've seen hexagon tanks online for like 1000 dollars! (No exaggeration) I've also seen regular 50 or 60 gals for somewhere between $500 and $800! I mean, I know that aquariums are supposed to be waterproof (duh!) and all that but why so expensive?
I was wondering the same thing until I checked how much it would cost me to make my own tank. After I saw that then I understood.
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I know right? I've seen hexagon tanks online for like 1000 dollars! (No exaggeration) I've also seen regular 50 or 60 gals for somewhere between $500 and $800! I mean, I know that aquariums are supposed to be waterproof (duh!) and all that but why so expensive?
Craigslist is probably my best option when i get a bigger sized tank..I've seen tanks as big as 75 for $200 with filter and everything

Just never resort to a bowl (like the lps employee told my cousin) and I think you should be good, if you have the right tank size.
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I know right? I've seen hexagon tanks online for like 1000 dollars! (No exaggeration) I've also seen regular 50 or 60 gals for somewhere between $500 and $800! I mean, I know that aquariums are supposed to be waterproof (duh!) and all that but why so expensive?
That's pretty much the norm over here. My LFS has a 350ltr corner tank- $1700!!!
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"Oh you have a ten gallon? Why don't you try getting some koi! They only grow three feet each or so. You could get 3 or 4!"



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"Oh you have a ten gallon? Why don't you try getting some koi! They only grow three feet each or so. You could get 3 or 4!"

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So it's ok to keep a THREE FOOT koi in a two foot aquarium? I swear...
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Going out LFS shopping today! I'll make sure to post any dumb advice I get! I'll be out for literally HOURS shopping, so hopefully something good comes up
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That's pretty much the norm over here. My LFS has a 350ltr corner tank- $1700!!!
Holy shrimp! That's a lot of money.
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That's pretty much the norm over here. My LFS has a 350ltr corner tank- $1700!!!
This is the reason why I'm sticking to only double digit sized tanks for now. On top of that, my parents aren't soo thrilled about a fish tank (except my mom who wants to participate in decorating it)...

And not just tanks, just a couple days ago I spent $200+ (basically all my allowance money) just for the BASIC items needed..and that didn't even include a heater which is $30. I can only imagine the price when I start buying lighting and plants this week..

Dumb aquarium advice of the day: "Oscars are only a few inches bigger than gouramis"...yeah, sounds legit.
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