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Old 05-21-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Are these craigslist deals good?

So... I was browsing craigslist, and apparently I'm picking up a 55 gallon tomorrow for $40. Is that a good deal? I've been told it has no leaks, and I don't really care if the silicon is messed up (I'm pretty handy, a little silicon application is easy peasy).

I also might pick up a 20 gallon long for 10 bucks... good deal? Thanks!

EDIT: Nothing else comes with the tanks...
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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If they're in good shape then id say yeah they're killer deals
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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If they're in good shape then id say yeah they're killer deals
Sweet! I haven't gotten a hold of the 20 gallon long people yet, and the listing is a bit old, but I'll try again tomorrow. I've already scheduled to pick up the 55. I just need a vehicle to do so, I don't think it'll fit in my corrado...

BTW... define "Good Shape".

I tend to invest things that are a little beat up sometimes, thinking I can fix them. I often do, but time is worth money too.
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Glass is not chipped,deeply scratched or cracked in any way. If you are going to reseal it then the silicone doesn't matter but I would inspect the bracing and make sure its not cracked or broken too. Other than that its nothing vinegar a razorblade and elbow grease can't take care of
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I think you can find some pretty good deals on craigslist. I usually keep my eye out for as much as I can get for as little but still in decent shape . Usually if you watch for a while you can get some pretty good deals. I would def buy a 55 for 40$, they are waaaay more than that in the store!
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:22 PM   #6
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"I don't think it'll fit in my corrado..." Haha, just put in on the roof. LOL 40 is a good deal and your time with the hobby is relaxation time anyway.
Have fun, that's what it's all about anyway.
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"I don't think it'll fit in my corrado..."
You'd be surprised what you can fit in such a small car. I actually measured it, and IF I can get it IN the car, it will fit. If it doesn't fit... I'll just bring my sister's jetta or her father in law's element.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:35 PM   #8
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I dont know the corrado, but most cars on the market will fit a 4' wide 55 gallon easily. At least I can in my 3 series.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:29 AM   #10
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Well.. I'M ALIVE! I SURVIVED A CRAIGSLIST ENCOUNTER!!!!! Har har I kid. I did get the tank though. I picked it up in a toyota corolla. It fit fine. It's dirty, and the rim needs to be repainted, but it looks good. For 40 bucks I didn't expect anything perfect. It's dirty as all heck though, and I don't intend to set it up any time soon, but I'll have it for the future.

I'll have to build a stand first. My friend said "Why don't you just put it on that table over there?", as they pointed to a table with four legs about an inch in diameter. I laughed and said "Do you know how much water weighs?"

Pics will be up tomorrow, as I just got back from watching Ironman 2. I agree with the critics, it's not as good as the first, but still a must see. I loved it.
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