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Old 07-28-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Glass Aquariums New or Used?

I've bought all my aquariums used because the prices are high for new.

Is it a bad idea to buy aquariums used? Do you buy them used or new? What do you look for when checking out a possible used aquarium?

How much USD would you pay for a used

10G
20G
30G
50G
75G
90G
125G
180G

if NO other accessories are included.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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10g $1
20g $10
30g $15
50g $30-$40
75g $70
90g $90
125g $110
180g $150

Just what I would pay for a used one. I now prefer to buy tanks new because you know that it hasn't been used and copper-based meds haven't been used.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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10G - Walmart new for $10
20G - $15-20
30G - $25
50/55G - $50
75G -$75
90G - $100-110
125G - $125-150
180G - $150+

Thats pretty much the going prices on craigslist around here.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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new 10g's are 10 bucks so about 2-5 bucks for a used one,


basically as long as NO reptile or small mammal was in the tank it should be fine, gotta be water glass though, its a bit thicker then terrarium glass.

make sure it holds water and no cracks, check the sealant corners for nasties and loose sealant.

I paid 200 for a 52g flat back hex with tank top light( nice light cost 140 bucks alont) and 3 filters 1 UGF two aqua clear junk ones, ive since added my own filters.


even a quick smell of the tank will tell you if its ok or not.

to clean a used one just use bleach and a dechlor after the bleach wash. I use straight sodium theosulfate for my bleach cleaning dechlor but even novaqua will work.
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just the tank no stand?
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just the tank no stand?

No stand. Since the stands I've seen range from pieces of junk to very old style with water damage, to cast iron to very nice pieces of furniture, I thought it would be better to just ask what you would pay for just the tank.
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Corner aquarium with stand

OK, I'm looking at one now that is a 45G corner aquarium with a nice looking stand and filter (3 year old Whisper 30-60). No lights, no cover.

He is asking for $175 Canadian. It sounds reasonable to me, but I don't know for sure.

What do you think?
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Heater, lights? If not, I still think the tank and stand are worth it.
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175 canadien about what 150 here maybe more not sure .


thats a good chunk of change for a used tank, see if he will take 150.
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i would go for 100$. thats a rip for a used tank. i got my 30 gallon with stand and lights for 25$.
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