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Old 07-14-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Good deal?

Ok so after buying a tank with a horrible seal and throwing out the tank. It was in pretty bad shape with a lot of scratches and chips. Whatever though i got a fluval 205, stand and a few decorations for 150$. Sucked but lesson learned: Don't let excitement get the best of you.

Ok so after searching i came across and ad. It comes with the tank, hood, neons, table/stand, filter, heater, gravel, automatic feeder(won't use tho), 4 decorations, a BUNCH of products and chemicals, breeding nest, PH kit, siphon, food and 2 nets. ALL FOR 150$

Here a few pictures. I emailed the seller asking for close ups of the silicone since i don't drive YET i try to get them to deliver so i can't really check out the tank first. Luckily the seller is near by so it won't be to bad. This time i won't freak over the goodies it came with and focus more with the tank. Hopefully they'll send me close ups. Anyways here are a few pictures from the ad.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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Sure looks like it is in good shape, how big is it?
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It looks like a 29g but could be wrong, but for that price I'd pass. If your patient enough you'll know when your getting a deal since you will feel like stealing and feel guilty sometime...at least I do.
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She says it a 30G so its likely a 29. I still have to ask for dimensions. Anyways here in canada people ask for outrageous prices and same for petshops. Ask anyone. Just a 30G here is 80$+ for us this would be considered a steal.
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She says it a 30G so its likely a 29. I still have to ask for dimensions. Anyways here in canada people ask for outrageous prices and same for petshops. Ask anyone. Just a 30G here is 80$+ for us this would be considered a steal.
Absolutely right sad but true I sold my 10 gallon split Betta tank and stand for 120$ and it sold in a few hours on Kijiji and I just got 150$ for a 33 gal with canopy nothing else again less then a day my 80 gallon cost me 200$ it was in great shape but from the 100+ 80 gallon tanks on Kijiji it was the best deal

Living in Nova Scotia sucks sometimes lol
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Haha good to know I'm not the only one who suffers from that
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I agree with hukit, that's really expensive for that here. But it may be different where you live. I wouldn't factor in all the 'extras', used stuff like nets, gravel vac, and decor really isn't worth much.
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That stuff is pretty expensive here aswell. The bottle of chemicals in the picture here go for around 20$ each. Thats why I just stick with a water conditioner. Extras are nice. I mean I probably will add the cycle and waste remover as it says I should. Even if I don't need it atleast it won't go to waste.
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She says it a 30G so its likely a 29. I still have to ask for dimensions. Anyways here in canada people ask for outrageous prices and same for petshops. Ask anyone. Just a 30G here is 80$+ for us this would be considered a steal.
God so true, seen a 30gal with some low quality gear and regular hood without a stand, it was 180$, on the south shore on NS it's highway robbery for 55gals and under but at least our big tanks are cheaper lol seen a 150g I believe for $500 and a 55g was $400, there forcing us to buy the beast tanks lol o well I'll take it. If I ever find the dollar a gallon people talk about on here I'm calling u-haul up for a cube van muhahaha
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God so true, seen a 30gal with some low quality gear and regular hood without a stand, it was 180$, on the south shore on NS it's highway robbery for 55gals and under but at least our big tanks are cheaper lol seen a 150g I believe for $500 and a 55g was $400, there forcing us to buy the beast tanks lol o well I'll take it. If I ever find the dollar a gallon people talk about on here I'm calling u-haul up for a cube van muhahaha
Haha yea I'm sticking with a 30G and my 5G Betta tank for atleast a year before I get a 75G for an Oscar. Might purchase another 5G or a nice 8G with a CO2 diffuser I saw at my LFS along the way.
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