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Old 08-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Buying tanks- pricing questions

Whats a good price for a 55 gal tank?
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Whats a good price for a 55 gal tank?
Used on Craigslist, garage sale, etc.- around a dollar per gallon (or hopefully less).

New- generally retail for $99.99-129.99 for tank alone.
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Used on Craigslist, garage sale, etc.- around a dollar per gallon (or hopefully less).

New- generally retail for $99.99-129.99 for tank alone.
Like on Craigslist for a 55 gal with filters, lights, and a heater? Thanks for answering
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Yes, sometimes you get lucky and find equipment with the tank. If it is nice equipment (like good canister filter, upgraded lights, stuff like that), nice wooden stand, etc. you can expect to pay more, and IMO that is reasonable.
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My 55 on Craigslist was 180 but it came with everything you could think you need. Also came with upgraded lights and over $200 in large rocks.
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Okay thanks! I'll save up and try to get one before my fish outgrow the tank I have now!
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We've gotten some really great deals on Craigslist and through the local club. We've bought 55 gal tanks from club members for like 50 bucks. We've gotten a 4' 120 gal and a 5' 120 gal both with stands for $150 and $175, respectively. The stands are handmade and much stronger than anything they sell at a pet store. You could park a mid sized sedan on these things. LOL.
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We've gotten some really great deals on Craigslist and through the local club. We've bought 55 gal tanks from club members for like 50 bucks. We've gotten a 4' 120 gal and a 5' 120 gal both with stands for $150 and $175, respectively. The stands are handmade and much stronger than anything they sell at a pet store. You could park a mid sized sedan on these things. LOL.
I would build my own stand. I may be young but I'm handy with a hammer.
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That's great- you will save a lot of money that way. I am not so handy, so I tend to look for the deals that include stands. Do some searching around on YouTube and I think you can get some pretty good ideas for making your own.
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When I first started I got a 120 gallon fully established salt water aquarium for 500 bucks. On the way home I thought the tank had to much rock so I stopped at the lfs and he gave me 250 bucks for 2 of the larger rocks. I still had like 200 pounds left. Can I get a good deal or what. Lol
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