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Old 01-02-2006, 04:44 AM   #1
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This listing for a used 50G tank had me laughing so hard..(MSRP $249?):

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Mid-size-aquarium...QQcmdZViewItem

Ummm...yeah, sure:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/A-plasma-look-fla...QQcmdZViewItem

I am so scared of cleaning my tank and damaging my fish.... :

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Patented-Revoluti...QQcmdZViewItem

Because you really can't pay too much for tacky:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-AQUARIUM-FISH...QQcmdZViewItem

Even if these things were bigger than a coffee cup, they would be a crime:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/SpongeBob-SquareP...QQcmdZViewItem

I'd buy this just for the funky little heater:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Betta-Breeding-Ki...QQcmdZViewItem

Or get these two....small heaters amuse me:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2-SMALL-AQUARIUM-...QQcmdZViewItem

A fish tank that really never needs maintenance:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2-BREAM-IN-BOW-FR...QQcmdZViewItem

OK, it looks cool, but I dare you to take some holiday snaps of the White House with this:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Zenit-w-photossna...QQcmdZViewItem
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Nice! Some amusing items. Thanks for sharing them. Worth the look.
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I can't believe they are still trying to sell the "Plasma" tank. Wonder who actually buys them.

I kind of like the self cleaning tank, but who does damange to their fish while doing maintenance?

Who would want a Sponge Bob fish tank? I'm suprised the pic doesn't show a goldfish or two in the pineapple. Just isn't right....

Love the link Toirtis!
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Please let me know who wins the "stuffed" fish tank. 8O That one is just too creepy.
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All of that is just plain scary. To think that some people will no doubt get suckered in by these items.
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I doubt too many will get suckered if any... I seriously doubt anyone would buy that ratty fish tank... Of course someone might pay $1 for it, and then realize they got pounded with the $65 S&H and $19 insurance. $85 for a used tank I could nuy new for about $99.

The Spongebob betta tank is just plain wrong.

I'd be worried about springing a leak in the canister on that champagne glass.

The little heaters amuse me too... Look to me like plastic medical specimen sample containers with a heating element jammed into them.
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I've seen those 7.5 watt heaters at Wal-mart. There is truly no end to the junk you can find on Ebay or at Wally-world.
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I'd be worried about springing a leak in the canister on that champagne glass.
Geez...can you imagine? Even an O-ring leak could have every drop in that tank on your floor in an hour....if I was crazy enough to build something like that, I sure as heck wouldn't be putting a Fluval 400 series on it....mebbe a FX5, but more likely a high-end pressurised system.
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Geez...can you imagine? Even an O-ring leak could have every drop in that tank on your floor in an hour....if I was crazy enough to build something like that, I sure as heck wouldn't be putting a Fluval 400 series on it....mebbe a FX5, but more likely a high-end pressurised system.
Obviously not designed by someone who knows squat about aquariums... Someone should tell whoever designed it that there's a reason water is routed to the filter either over the top or through an overflow.

Sad thing is that someone will buy that sooner or later, and that will happen. Whatever fish are in there will meet their end, and the unsuspecting owner will probably get electrocuted.
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Okay, okay, yes, I did buy that heater at wally-world. It was perfect for my five gallon betta tank. What?...should I have gotten my betta the sponge bob tank instead?

Actually, the heater still works quite well for the small size tank it's in, but the stuffed fish tank is just plain freaky! I'm having daymares about those fish!
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