55 Gallon Tank Is It A Good Deal?

babiimoore
  • #1
trying to decide if I should buy this. $90 for a used 55 gallon that comes with rocks, heater, lid, lights, filter and decorations.
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leftswerve
  • #2
trying to decide if I should buy this. $90 for a used 55 gallon that comes with rocks, heater, lid, lights, filter and decorations. View attachment 441612
That's half price of a new one at Walmart. Not a great deal.
 
babiimoore
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
That's half price of a new one at Walmart. Not a great deal.

even with all accessories?
 
smee82
  • #4
Accessories aren't really worth anything. I would offer $40 or $50
 
Fanatic
  • #5
You’ll end up wanting a replacement filter, so I’d get him to lower the price, then it’ll be a better deal.
 
leftswerve
  • #6
Accessories aren't really worth anything. I would offer $40 or $50
I was thinking 55-65, but $1 per gallon is reasonable
 
Thunder_o_b
  • #7
Wait for the $1.00 per gallon sale at PetCo and get a new one for $55.00 then buy the equipment that is right for the setup that you want.
 
smee82
  • #8
$1 per gallon 2nd hand isn't resonable to me when you can get it that price new.
 
Hunterhusker
  • #9
I will say that was my plan for upgrading my 10 to a 20. I was gonna buy the glass and then the lights...well the lights alone were $55 and the tank was another $50. I ended up buying a starter kit and throwing out the crappy filter they included and setting it up that way. Make an offer on the lights. Lighting is expensive, and if u want the lights you might as well offer for the tank too. I saw a really nice light set on a 20 just like mine on a garage sale the whole thing was $20 but I couldn't get a new tank so I offered 40 for just the lights and he wouldn't do it.
 
NYFishGuy
  • #10
Petsmart has a 50% sale going on for topfin kits through holiday. 55 gallon kit with lights heater filter etc was 100$
 
Thunder_o_b
  • #11
another thing to consider is are you planing to get seriously into plants? and if so are the lights that come with that aquarium plant supportive?
 
NYFishGuy
  • #12
another thing to consider is are you planing to get seriously into plants? and if so are the lights that come with that aquarium plant supportive?

Probably need a upgrade there but consider new glass 60$ everything else 40$ temp hood/ usable filter/heater.
I'm going to add a sponge filter to my used 55 too and I bought a AC110.
 
LDR123
  • #13
$1 per gallon 2nd hand isn't resonable to me when you can get it that price new.
I don't think 1 dollar per gallon deals includes lids though do they? You're looking at another $15 easy for the lid alone if that's the case
 
Fanatic
  • #14
I don't think 1 dollar per gallon deals includes lids though do they? You're looking at another $15 easy for the lid alone if that's the case

No, you get the tank for a dollar per it's gallon size, but I believe that kits have sales during this time!
 
smee82
  • #15
I don't think 1 dollar per gallon deals includes lids though do they? You're looking at another $15 easy for the lid alone if that's the case

Theres a HOB on the back and no lid on the tank so I would expect much from their lid so I wouldnt include it in the price the same as all the other stuff. The gravel filter decorations and heater are all probably worthless.
 
babiimoore
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
I already bought it. the lid is nice, was nasty tho so I had to really scrub it for awhile. the fluorescent lights it came with didnt turn on and I didnt bother changing the lightbulbs so who knows if those work. cascade 300 that was supposed to be a month old didnt turn on and I had to replace that, the heater electrocuted me when I plugged it in so I replaced that as well, got rid of all the gravel and the decorations. so yeah, pretty much got ripped off. basically paid $90 for an old tank. at least it doesn’t leak, says it was sealed in 2009.
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