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Old 07-24-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal??

Lfs moved to a smaller space and is unloading display tanks....

the cost would be 400 -430 with the following
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Is this a good deal?? for a used tank?? or would I be better getting a smaller new tank this is for two anomalchormis(sp?) thomasi cichlids that cost 1.99 each...

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How big of a tank..?
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Size of tank is needed to know if it is a good deal and if there is a stand and top included.
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how many tank cuz display tanks are useally 10-20 gal depending......
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:25 AM   #5
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Trevor and I got a 80 gal floor model tank with stand from Bob's Pets and Pond in Lewiston, ID last year for a good deal.
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:27 AM   #6
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I think the lfs is trying to get money for nothing. unless the tank is over 150 gallons. and the equipment would have to be top of the range in my eyes, but i still wouldn't pay that much.
I paid $500 Aus dunno what that is in us but it'd only be a couple hundred,
for my :120 gall tank, stand, lids, canister 400gph, heater, airpump, gravel, plants, wood,couple of rocks and 10 turqoise discus as well.
the discus alone i sold for $300. so thats a $250 full setup for me.
keep in mind this is Aussy Dollars.
theres always a better deal out there. be patient i say.
EDIT: 500Aus is 380USD
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Im going to guess buy the size of the filter, that the biggest tank that it could filter, would not be worth that much money used..
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Unless that tank is 75+ gallons and starfire glass and in excellent condition, or that lighting is top-end reef-lighting, you would be paying about $300-$330 too much. A used 60 gallon tank with an AC 500, a Ebo 250W heater, a single-tube fluorescent striplight, and 75lbs of good-quality gravel would be worth about $100-$110 at most.
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I got a new 46 bow and stand and canopy for that. Cruise craigslist for good deals on used tanks. Oh and aquarium auctions
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Its a 75 gallonboy i should learn to proof read(lmao)

it is likely an all glass the store has a few oceanics but they are like 30-46 gallons

with a versa top

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two gallon with 16 gph filter with live plants and a female betta named Meloday

3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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Heck, for a 10 hour round-trip and $75 in gas, drive up to Calgary for one...this is what we regularly see in out buy/sell paper:

135 GALLON 135 gallon hagen tank 6 ft x18 x24. Comes with glass top, 4 foot strip light gravel, two ebo jager heaters, background and a stand that is built for a 6 foot by 24 tank. It is very thick tubular steel. Tank is excellent condition and only a few years old. Black silicone. 3 ac 500, only the tank due to the brace only fits two comfortably. Stand is 28 inches high $450 obo (thats $369 US, and he would probably come down $50-$75)

Aquarium, 90 gals, w/wooden stand, Aquaclear 500 filters, 200 watts, Ebo heater, 75 lbs of lava rock, $400 obo, ($328 US)
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:09 PM   #12
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Alright I think i would best keep looking.. Thank you
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3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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someone offered a full set up for 160 is this a better deal..

these little cuties were cheap but are going to cost $$ 8O
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9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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How much money for the 160gallon setup?
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for a 55 it is 160 .. sorry
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3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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just the tank is worth about $50-60 used to me... you would have to list off all the other equipment and hardware for me to be able to tell if its a good deal though..
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here is what i know other than it has a top with lights , heater
The 55 i have never had a problem with either. the 55 would be 60 dollars empty or 160 full setup. the filter is a magnum canister 350
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3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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I personaly am not too wild about that canister and wouldnt give but maybe 15 bucks for a used one.. and the type of lights would need to be known.. regular NO striplights Id give ~30 for.. and if its a nice stand.. if it comes with one.. ~40-50.. so if it has a stand.. I would say offer 125 for the full setup.. take in consideration that I personaly dont like the filter that much...
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wow tortis, maybe I'll have to make a trip to canada one of these days! I'll bring the big truck
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