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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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used tanks..

i was looking threw the paper and some people are selling used tanks, how much should one expect to spend on a tank?
there selling a 75, 120 and 240



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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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I'm not sure how much for sure but check prices at www.petsmart.com and compare to new, they of course should be less AND SHOULD NOT LEAK/HAVE CRACKS
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Depends on what they come with . For example, I wouldn't pay more then $10 for a plain 10-gallon with just a lid and a crappy filter. But if that same tank had a stand, heater, great lighting and filteration, and airstones then I would pay closer to $40.




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the ad says it comes with everything you need to set up the tanks.. whatever that means.. it says the 120 is $200 and the 220 is $400



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I would call and ask what exactly they come with and if they've been tested for leaks.

Which one were you interested in? (and what did you wanna put in it? )




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i'd love to get the 120, and have an oscar in it, but i dont htink we really can, were kinda lucky to be allowed to have the 29 gal we have now.. but if we did get the 120.. and jus not fill it up yet, we could have an oscar in the 29 for a little while right? how long do you think an oscar could live in a 29 gal? i wouldnt buy one unless i knew for sure we already had a biger tank to put him in later..

(btw im thinking the oscars from walmart, which are prolly 2-3 in right now)



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We got our 30 with light, filter, tank, for $50. That was also from a friend too though.
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I love buying used tanks,as long as they have no cracks or whatnot (unless I am not putting water in it!),because they are often cheaper then new ones.

I LOVE oscars,I used to have one.The minimum they need is about a 50 gallon,however if you get one of the really small ones from Wal-Mart,it should do fine in a 29 gallon just till it starts growing.





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Wal-Mart sells oscars now?? Oh-Mi-Gosh,things are looking up for me
How much are they selling oscars for??
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Wal-Mart sells oscars now?? Oh-Mi-Gosh,things are looking up for me
How much are they selling oscars for??
They always have sold them here.They are about $8.99 and are very small,young ones.I definatly want an oscar again in the future!




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We just recently started getting guppies regularly out my way...so,um,I'll have to see next week whats there.
(tehe...I bet it'll only be a couple guppies & the rest empty aquariums ) To buy a oscar in a pet store is like $50 +. Thats some cheap.I was expecting Wal-mart to sell them for $20
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Nope, cheap for Wal*Mart, just make sure to get a nice healthy, active one as they do sell some the are sick!!

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The minimum they need is about a 50 gallon,however if you get one of the really small ones from Wal-Mart,it should do fine in a 29 gallon just till it starts growing.
how long would that be? few months, year, few years?



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Personally, I don't trust used large tanks. There is just so much that can go wrong between draining, transporting, drying out, and refilling. I'd really fill it up in the garage or some other place that you don't have to worry about leaks, and let it sit for a few days before moving it into its permanent spot. Just to make sure. With my luck, I'd end up with 120 gallons of water on my floor.

Around here used tanks, quite often with a smattering of used equipment (filter/pumps/powerheads) usually sell for about a dollar a gallon, give or take.

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the prices are very reasonable...if they fill it with water and you dont see leaks...i would go for it...ask why they are selling it to begin with..


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