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Old 07-23-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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What would be a good deal for a used 75g with stand? I believe has filters. It's on craigslist and what is the cheapest I can get lighting for?? I'm trying to work a deal but I'm not sure... I know PetSmart has a new tank/hood combo for around 220 something but no stand and filters... I do have an old dresser I could use but then I would need to buy filtration... Any ideas??
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I bought used 75g last fall off craigslist - tank, stand, shop light and double filter for $140 after they wanted $150 - but I had to empty the durn thing myself! Even got a python with it and some decorations!
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:59 AM   #3
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I bought used 75g last fall off craigslist - tank, stand, shop light and double filter for $140 after they wanted $150 - but I had to empty the durn thing myself! Even got a python with it and some decorations!
Wow that's a pretty good deal. They are asking for an offer... What u think it's worth without the light??
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With no lights and just a dinky HOB filter I'd offer 75-100. You are pretty much just paying for the tank, that stand doesn't really add much to the value IMO.
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With no lights and just a dinky HOB filter I'd offer 75-100. You are pretty much just paying for the tank, that stand doesn't really add much to the value IMO.
I was thinking bout a 100 as well
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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I would try for less, just tell them you're going to have to sink a $100 into the tank just for lighting(which btw I recommend LED lights, I've really fallen in love with these.) rule of thumb on tanks is $1 a gallon the rest just talk him down on, d offer $85 and battle for no higher than $90.
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Depends where your from new bare 80 gallons here go for 500 for glass and canopy I have never seen a used on in my area under 200 just browse the site for comparables if its close it's probably good but always try to bargain and I agree the only extras that add value are good lighting, fluval 405/fx5 ect, and a professional build wooden cabinet IMO
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Ok sounds good guys!! Thanks...
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Depends where your from new bare 80 gallons here go for 500 for glass and canopy I have never seen a used on in my area under 200 just browse the site for comparables if its close it's probably good but always try to bargain and I agree the only extras that add value are good lighting, fluval 405/fx5 ect, and a professional build wooden cabinet IMO
A 75 tank/ hood combo goes for around 220 something new at PetSmart
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That's the rule of thumb on used tanks that I was always taught.
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