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raptorsvt79

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hey guys just wanted your opinion....There is a deal on craigslist for a 40 gallon tank, which includes heater, light and stand, but no filter for $70.00...the guy showed me pics and it looks pretty good and he's even willing to deliver? what do you guys think should i get it?
 

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well in a store the 40G would probably be close to the 70 by itself.. then lights(depending on what kind) can be VERY expensive, heaters an avg of $15-25, stand varies.... over all it would seem like a good deal.... just my "realistic" views

also, if you DON'T get it, theres always a very high chance that there will be another aquarium at some later point. and it may be an even better deal...*might* chances and risks.
 

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yeah 40 gallon is my limit right now, since i live in an apartment...so maybe it is a good deal for a 40 gallon
 

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if it has a cover as well, id go for it!! if thats the pic of the tank, make sure its not got a leak at the top ....fill it and leave it outside to be sure !
 

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yeah those are the pics...i'm really leaning towards getting it...need to get a bigger home for my harlequins, cory's and my four month old krib
 

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I would inquire as to why the tank wasn't filled all the way up first.
 

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looks like he just put the sand in for the pictures.

I think its a good deal. Stands alone cost $50-70
 

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I just sold a 20 gallon w/stand and supplies for $60 on CL. Can't see the stand well in the pics, but if you feel it's a bargain, then go for it.
 

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i was about to go for it....i was supposed to get a check today and with that money i was going to get the tank, but now they told me it wont be ready till next monday....hopefully its still availible
 

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i'll get them up as soon as i set it up....the stand seems kinda unsturdy, but with the weight of the water i'm hoping it will seem stronger...
 

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Uh oh.... you sure it's a stand designed for an aquarium, or do you think the seller put the tank on a table or something?
 

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well it fits exactly on the stand...the pics he showed me have the tank filled on the stand....i'll give it a try or else i'll get a new one...
 

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Congrats on the new tank Raptor!
I'll be looking forward to updates from you.
Ken
 

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thanks guys i appreciate it....now i have the awsome burden of thinking up what additional fishies to stock it with??? any suggestions???
 
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