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Old 07-26-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hello! Northern California here!

Hi everyone,

My little daughters (5 and 3 year old) want a fish tank after winning some goldfish at the fair. Some of them died off and my oldest got really upset, so I want to get them a "real" tank.

My father has a 55 fresh water and 125 gallon salt water tank, so I've been around tanks from a young age, and they are so calming.

What is the best bang for your buck starter kit? (looking into getting a 20 gallon tank). Looking to spend no more than $150.


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Welcome to the site Ryan . What kind of goldfish is it? Is it a comet or common (which need large tanks if not ponds) or a shubunkin or fancy goldfish (which are smaller)? Also, its usually best to buy equipment separately, since you get better quality items and sometimes its actually cheaper.

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Howdy. Check up on craigslist for the best offers on used systems. You can probably get a very nice one for ~50 dollars.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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hello u could check out ebay i got somegood deals on there.
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