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Old 08-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal?

I was on Craigslist and saw a 90 gal fish tank, it's just the tank itself. He is wanting $100 for it, which sounds like a good price to me, but I'm not sure.

He said the tank is in great condition (his exact words beyond good condition).
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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I'd check for cracks and major scratches on it as well as the silicon. I think that it's a pretty good deal.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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I agree, the price is good as long as the tank is in great condition. Don't be scared to walk away though if it's not in the condition he stated.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good deal if it is in the condition stated. I quit looking at CL because I keep finding deals that make my heart go pitter-pat. My hubby won't let me get any more-at least not right now. Do you have a large enough stand to put it on?
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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Well I have been wanting to do a 75gal build (I have a 55gal now) for awhile now. So when I saw this on craigslist I thought, bigger is better .

I will be building a stand and canopy for it (custom).

This will be my 'Display' tank, my little jewel so I will be making everything DIY.. to get more satisfaction out of the build.

Will be housing an eel and a few other larger fish, just haven't picked out the species yet.

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Been designing the stand via SketchUp (drafting software)
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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http://i54.tinypic.com/wrmjr5.jpg

This is what I have drafted up so far.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
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very nice! will it be white?
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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if its in great condition like the seller says i would definitely get it, but offer him 80 see if he takes im sure he would take no point in having a 90 gal sitting around
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:33 PM   #9
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very nice! will it be white?
Well it would appear that the trim is in 'wood' I might sand that down and repaint it. However, I might have it set in so that the bottom trim and top trim is covered by the stand and canopy. I'm just worried about how hard it will be to get it out of the stand again .

Well, I have white walls (not allowed to repaint) and dark wood on everything so I'm not too sure yet. I don't want the stand to look tacky if it's white. I might pick up a few little cans to paint/stain a piece of 2x4 and check it out. I might even do a little vote

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if its in great condition like the seller says i would definitely get it, but offer him 80 see if he takes im sure he would take no point in having a 90 gal sitting around
Yeah, I figured I would try to drop it down. It's been on there since the 15th, so he might go down.
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Good luck all around! Post if you are
Going ahead with it.
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