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Old 12-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal????

This is an add on Craigslist close to my area. Trying to see if its a good deal. Let me know what you think!!

Got a 75 gal fish tank with glass hoods and 5 gal wet dry filter system. And Rena hanging filter that has heater attachment. And stand. fish are no longer in it. Everything you need to set up. Open to any trades let me know. I do not want any fish tanks or car audio equipment. Call or text don at 330-310-

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Seems good, what's the price?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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Sorry forgot the price. $250.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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I would probably offer $200 considering you will probably need a new light fixture. Also, the stand looks like particle board, just keep that in mind.
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I think $150-$200 would be a fair price, depending on the condition of the equipment and stand.
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Are the 5 gal wet/dry filter and the Rena filter good? He said he paid 200 alone for the wet dry filter.
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What he paid and what it is worth are two very different things

Used aquarium equipment does not hold value... if he is firm at $250, I'd wait if you have the time and you are on a budget - a better deal will come along.

Renas can be good, it depends on exactly what filter it is.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice. I'll ask him about the stand and get the make and model of everything and maybe get all of your inputs even further. I'm just looking to get a great deal on a bigger tank so I can build a cichlid tank. Any suggestion on getting a good deal on tanks and equipment??
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Craigslist is usually the best place. For a great deal on a tank with decent equipment you don't really want to pay more than $2/gallon. The only exception would be for high end gear like reef capable lighting, chillers, controllers, and the like - none of the gear he listed on this ad is high end. Unfortunately folks selling equipment they bought as new are usually in for a bit of a shock when they understand the going rate.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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If I had the money and I wanted to start a 55 to 75 gallon tank with cichlids what would be considered high end stuff and where from? I wanna do the tank right and make it extremely nice so it lasts a long time and I will be able to enjoy it for a long time.
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