I have just recently been considering setting up a saltwater tank and have started doing some research. I was checking out Craigslist to see if I saw any really good deals. I came across this listing:
Bow front Saltwater Aquarium and loads of accessories. I bought this earlier in the year with the intentions of building into a wall in my basement. I couldn't find time to even get started let alone keep a saltwater aquarium up to snuff so I am selling it on craigslist. I paid $350 so at $300 I am taking a loss but I want to get it out of my basement soon!
Aquarium measures 36" wide X 12.5" long X 21" Tall.
I think this is 50 gallons and the sump is 25 gallons. I have been told the sump alone is worth $200.
There is a protein skimmer and two power heads as well as loads of accessories. I am not willing to separate anything here so its $250 for the whole thing.
I emailed him and the center width at the bow is 16 3/8". Also, he said he thinks that the tank is glass. I'm pretty sure it's more than 50 gallons.
Being a newb I don't really know if it's really a good deal or not. The size of the tank seems about right for me, and I wanted a glass tank too which is good.
On the other hand I don't know what kind of skimmer that is, can't find any info on it, and looks to me like there may be some parts missing. The sump seems odd to me. It doesn't match any designs I have seen and I can't figure out the logic behind it's setup. I would likely either try to remove the sections if possible and reconfigure it, or just buy a 20 gal
. glass tank cheap and buy some glass pieces and make my own. The, what I assume is a heater, looks used which is a no no from my research. The other accessories could possibly come in handy at some point but it's too soon to tell for sure.
So the bottom line is, if I exclude all of the other items, is it still worth the money and the long drive I would have to make for just the tank or should I just wait for something else to come along.