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Old 05-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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What is a fair price for a 55 gallon tank plus stand?

I have an opportunity to buy a tank from someone with whom I am friendly. It's a 55 gallon tank (no hood, no hardware) and a wood stand with cabinets.

Assuming both are in decent condition, what would you consider a fair price for these items? I don't think either of us feels educated enough about the used tank market to set a price, so I've decided to leave it to the fine folks at AA.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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I'd say about 150 seems fair to me. About a dollar per gallon for the tank, and then about 100 for the stand.
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Around the Chicagoland area they well used for $75-150 depending on condition and what else comes with the tank.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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I'd say about 150 seems fair to me. About a dollar per gallon for the tank, and then about 100 for the stand.
That's a different story in australia. Or perth where I'm from anyways! A 100 gallon tank with stand and a [mod edit] built in filter and hood will cost over $1000 easy
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:46 PM   #6
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Just for comparison purposes, I just bought a new 55 gal with stand and hood with lighting a few weeks ago and paid $200.
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i paid 100 for the 55G and stand i have now its really just city dependant and if you can sniff out a good deal! lol
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That's true hack. when I was in the market for my 55, I looked all over Craigslist and was surprised that I couldn't find a deal! I really hadn't planned to buy a new one, but I ended up spending about what I would have on Craigslist.
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You guys are paying way to much! Go to Wichita, KS craigslist and look at those prices! I bought a 55, stand and a Fluval 404, with rocks, heater for 160.00. Unfortunately the guy I bought it from screwed up the Fluval, but he returned 100 to me, and I bought a Eheim 2510, and love it! I can by them all day long. Matter of fact, looking at a 75 and stand for offered 120 right now!
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:07 AM   #10
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Yeah, $150 seems steep for just a tank and stand.

You'll end up spending way more than that for cover, light, filter, heater etc. even if you buy at Wallyworld or whatever, little lone actual quality goods at the lowest possible price.

Two weeks ago, I bought a 55 at a garage sale with stand, cheap but working hoods and lights, heater and extra filters and two boxes of stuff for $50.
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