Craigs List Deal Do Or Don't

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by raptorsvt79, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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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  2. steed1172

    steed1172Well Known MemberMember

    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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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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
     




  4. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    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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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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
     




  6. cm11599ps

    cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

    I would inquire as to why the tank wasn't filled all the way up first.
     
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    i'll do that thanks
     
  8. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

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

    I think its a good deal. Stands alone cost $50-70
     
  9. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Pretty good deal IMO. I'd go for it and make the upgrade to a canister filter with the money you've saved over buying new. :)
     
  10. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    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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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    i got the tank...it was still availible and i love it...
     
  13. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Nice! Let's see pics! :D
     
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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...
     
  15. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    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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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    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...
     
  17. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember


    :;wv
     
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

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

    JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    Nice pick up.
     




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