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Old 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Marineland 75 g opinion?

Found one on craigslist being sold, havent heard the best about marineland tanks though? Leaks? Would it be smarter if i just buy a brand new 55 aqueon instead?
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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I have a 30 gallon marine land and like it. No problems.

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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I have a 75 gallon bow, never had any problems. The plastic at the top cracked in a few spots but I can always replace it later. How much are they asking?
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #4
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Tank thats used is 5-6 years old. Is that a red flag or do you think it will be fine? Tank is still running. Not sure the age life of a tank
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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Just inspect it real good. If the seals look all dried out I would pass on it. It's a gamble whenever you buy off CL. So far both my tanks (both from CL) have had no problems. I'm extremely anal when I inspect them. I passed on several before finding the ones I wanted.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:03 PM   #6
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Ask them to fill it with water before you arrive to check for leaks.

I would much rather have a used 75 than a new 55 personally. 75g is so much more flexible.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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Its currently filled with water in his house. Plus it comes with a good amount of stuff. Wants 150 for all. Is redoing carpetting
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:09 PM   #8
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Seems like a good deal. I bought my 75g for $200. Came with 2 canister filters, large piece of driftwood and fish which I rehomed and made $40 on.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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Im going to get more photos and decide. Wish he didnt live 40 minutes away or id have gone and checked it out already
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:30 PM   #10
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I have tanks that I've owned, used, stored, moved cross country, set up again and again over the course of 20 years with no problems. I don't know what the life span of a tank is either but 6 years wouldn't make me think twice if it's filled when you see it.

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Old 11-20-2014, 07:33 PM   #11
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Its all how it is taken care of. The only thing about a used tank for me is you never know what it has been used for and what chemicals could have been used inside it.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:39 PM   #12
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I have a Marineland 125 that was made in 1991, besides having to reseal the tank it's solid.


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Old 11-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #16
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Was there no stand included? What's with the table cloth thing. As for hard water build up that's easy to clean with some vinegar and a blade. If it's just the tank I wouldn't pay 150.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:34 PM   #17
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Tank, metal stand, accesories etc. 55 set up is on sale for 125$ for filter heater lights lid stand and tank at my lfs, so im leaning toward that. Im thinking another discus tank
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:36 PM   #18
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That's a decent deal for 55 gallon. I just know when I got my 55 I wasn't happy and immediately wanted a bigger tank. Do you have a 55 already?
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:51 PM   #19
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Me and my bf have at his place a 55 and 125. But 55 seems to be more than enough space for the discus we currently have, alone with schooling fish. I dont think im interested in doing another s.a cichlid tank, we have the 125 set up as a mixed tank already. I have a gourami/silverdollar/black tetra set up currently in a sanded tank by me but im feeling a challenge. Aka discus 😏
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:45 AM   #20
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Full size adult discus are only a couple of inches shorter than the width of a 55g. They take a long time to reach that size but a 75 will be a better long term home. Most people think the 6-7" is full size but I have seen them much larger than that. I was honestly surprised the first time I saw a full size one.
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