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Old 05-18-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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75 Aqueon tank, new for $99?

Jack's Pets in Columbus is selling them for that.
The stand is $200.
No extra parts which is fine.
Good deal or to good to be true?
Aqueon tanks good quality?
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:12 PM   #2
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That's pretty great!! I'd do it..
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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They had 55g for $75 too.
I went back and looked at it some more.
I am gonna pass on it but only because I want a tall tank/stand.
I want to be able to stand up right and see the fish. Both the 55 and 75 they are selling are about 18" tall but 5-6' wide. Very nice but not what I want.
Still a great deal. I could always build a taller tank stand...
Hmmm
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55 and 75 should be a 4' length. 55 should be 12" width and 75 an 18".
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:40 PM   #5
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U r correct. 48.5 wide. I was trying g to go from memory. I may still do go that route but build an additional 10" pedestal for everything to sit on.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #6
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I've built a couple stands for mine in the past. My most recent for my 55 cost me maybe $40 at most. I made it a foot longer than the tank and about 4" wider. It stands 27" tall. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-18-2014, 08:47 PM   #7
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Sweet. I wasn't sure on how much structure was needed to support a 75g. But if what are building will hold 55, compared to what I saw at the store that is plenty the way you are building it.
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Here it is all set up with the 55 on top of it. I'll try to find the pics of the one I made for my 75. I went so overboard on that one a full grown elephant could plank on it lol 😂😂. The 75 stand didn't cost much more to build either. That one I made 6' long and again another 4" wider than the tank footprint. Click image for larger version

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The 75 stand is in my garage now and new I should've taken some pics when I rearranged it last Friday.
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Nice. Some thin mdf, couple doors and black paint and that is a rock solid cabinet.
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Thanks !! I've actually got a few pieces of veneer cherry that I ordered and will be facing, topping, and sides and doors after I seal it.
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