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Old 09-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Is this tank restorable?

Saw it on Craigslist and I was wondering if it is even worth the time and effort.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Looks like it needs a good cleaning. Does it hold water? On closer inspection you may find that it needs resealed. All things to factor into price or whether you want to bother with it. For most used tanks I try not to pay more than .50/gal.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Apparently it does hold water and they said I can fill it with water and see for myself. It's a 90 gallon apparently and they want 100 for it
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Does it come with any equipment or stand?
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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No but I already have a stand for it which is the only reason I'm considering it. And because used 90 gallons don't show up often where I live.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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That's cool I would just factor that into the price. Personally I wouldnt give more than 50 or so for a bare tank like that.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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Being a bowfront they normally bring in more money used than what a reg tank does. Its not a bad price but id try for 75cents per gallon
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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Might have just convinced them to do it for 50....cross ping my fingers
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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I would love to have that!!! even if it does need to be resealed it really isn't hard to do as long as there is no actual cracks
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #10
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I agree with jetajockey, I wouldn't go over $50 for just a tank. It definitely needs some TLC
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:07 AM   #11
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I did a short guide/article on this subject, it may help anyone that is out looking for used tanks.

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I did a short guide/article on this subject, it may help anyone that is out looking for used tanks.

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Thanks for the article I'm looking at getting a used tank and it was helpful
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:14 PM   #14
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That was extremely helpful. Great article!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:55 PM   #15
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Got this 75g today for twenty bucks I'm extremely excited!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #16
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Very nice catch, already plumbed and everything.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #17
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Yeah I'm gonna feel stupid for asking this but what is that for...a sump?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #18
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Yeah that's what it is for. With a little bit of rigging you could also hook up a canister filter to them.
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What exactly would I have to do for a canister?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #20
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Run tubing from the tank to the canister lol I'm not sure if that's it or not.
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