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Old 10-08-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Reality check on tank prices

I got quotes on a custom built tank 60x24x24 (150g) for about $400-$450.
Hand-built pine stand was $450 (seems pricey)


I also saw an Oceanic 155g bow front tank, with stand, hood, and T5 lights on a dusty LFS showroom floor for $900.

I see all sorts of steals on this forum, mostly used tanks on Craig's List and such.
But if one is interested in a new tank, do you think these prices are reasonable or outrageous?

Thanks for any info!
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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That's not a horrible price... I paid $225 for my 150 with the same dimensions... and stand... and a bunch of other stuff with it. But, it was used. For that tank from glasscages, the tank alone is $638... so doesn't sound real bad.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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I was looking at a reef ready 180 with dual over flows and the price was 848 and 300 for the stand.

Larger tanks especially brand new can be speedy. Anything from 150-220 gallons expect to pay 800-1400 for a tank & stand/canopy.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
I'm heading to look at and hopefully buy a tank tomorrow!
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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I'm looking at a 300g from class cages with sapphire glass, dual overflows, and the stand for $2200. Is that too much? I honestly have no idea where else to look for a tank.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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I'm looking at a 300g from class cages with sapphire glass, dual overflows, and the stand for $2200. Is that too much? I honestly have no idea where else to look for a tank.
Glass cages tends to be a bit on the spendy side.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:33 PM   #7
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180 Gallon Fish Tank - Complete Setup

EDIT: Stand 180/220 GALLON PINE OR METAL FISH TANK STANDS BRAND NEW
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Best I've seen in my neck of the woods was a 125g with everything but the fish, water and decor for $600 (brand new). I believe it was a Marineland tank.
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Glass cages tends to be a bit on the spendy side.
Is the quality good though? They have a lot of nice options.
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Is the quality good though? They have a lot of nice options.
Oh yea great tanks just spendy.
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