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Old 06-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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http://neworleans.craigslist.org/for/3096685144.html

A 47 gallon tank with stand for $75. And it is in Slidell where my mom could pick it up for me. I'm thinking of upgrading my 20 gallon tropical tank, and a 47 sounds wonderful. It's a nice tall tank, too, and it could fit where my 20 is now. I would have to buy new equipment for it but that's not really a big deal, I have some extras lying around that could work in the meantime. Do you think it's a good deal, or should I pass on it?

Edit: plugged the dimensions into a calculator, looks like it is 58 gallons!
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Well, the boyfriend thinks it is a good idea, so at least I'm clear on that front. What do y'all think?
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Its a good deal IMO. In my area, those are worth over $100 on craigslist.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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Its a good deal IMO. In my area, those are worth over $100 on craigslist.
In my area it seems you can't find a 10 gallon on CL for under $100, especially with a stand. Just wanted to put it out there and get some input. But now that the boyfriend agrees that it's a good idea, I'm going to call them tomorrow and try to get it set up for my mom to go pick it up. Good thing she has a SUV. I doubt I could fit that tank in my car.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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Looks like it will only be another $45 or so for the equipment I'll need for it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Going to look at it / pick it up Tuesday!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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There it is! I put a solo cup in it to kind of show scale. I'm really happy with it, although it is pretty deep. Going to have a little trouble reaching the bottom.

What made me even happier was the stop at petsmart after we got it. Same tank, same stand, $300 normally, on sale for $250. I paid $75 for the tank, stand, light and glass top, plus $3 for a nice air pump, $2 for a magfloat, $2 for a 100 watt heater, and I got a mediocre filter for free!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #8
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Spent a few hours going at it with white vinegar and a razor blade. Looks mostly clean now! Now to decide to paint or not to paint.
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Great find! Love the tank.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:13 PM   #10
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Wow I'm jealous!! That tank would cost $500 + where I am!
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