Need Help Convincing Dad?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kelsangdol, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. k

    kelsangdol Valued Member Member

    I want to buy a 55 gallon fish tank + stand + filter from craigslist. Don't worry! They seem really reliable.


    Does this the tank and stand seem good? :;dk
    My dad doesn't like the stand COLOR but I don't really care.
    How can I convince my dad to accept the stand as it is and let me buy the deal?
    I haggled and agreed to buy the tank+stand+filter for $120.
    (is it a good deal..?)

    This is the best deal because they actually reply and it is at a sorta good price for me.
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    not a bad deal...and you can sand and repaint the stand!
  3. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes you can! And if you're in a hurry like I was, you don't even have to sand, just get the textured spray paint from Krylon and 2 coats should do it. I actually have that same stand, just the 75 gallon model rather than the 55.

  4. Omgami

    Omgami Valued Member Member

    Dear Dad, Please check this website, It looks like a good deal and the stand can be painted. Why, I'm on my way to the store to get the spray paint right now!
    Daddy, I looove this set up, pleeease. Please note: none of this would have worked for me but just maybe your dad is a little more into pleasing his kid than mine was. Good luck.
  5. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    lol... where I live, you have to be at least 18 to buy spray paint. You get carded before they sell it to you, even at walmart.
  6. OP

    kelsangdol Valued Member Member

    Can't work out............ :;swdad
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  7. Omgami

    Omgami Valued Member Member

    Oh, this shows two things, 1. I don't buy spray paint very often and 2.I would never get carded at my age so if I did buy spray paint I'm sure they would just say sell the Ol lady the paint!

    Sorry about the "no" on the tank
  8. OP

    kelsangdol Valued Member Member

    But I get a better tank instead! (coughwithmoremoneycough) :;smack
    I'm getting the tank,canister filter,decor,gravel,gravel cleaner and light.
    How is it? Better? :confused:
    Managed to haggle for $200..good deal?
    Yeah..I bought a $80 more tank but It's more reliable and noticeably cleaner looking
  9. B

    Borisbbadd Guest

    I grew up in a different world, I guess.
    Some of the things that are done now days, just amaze
    me to no end....:;dk

    Congratulations on the new deal !!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 16, 2009
  10. Robin4

    Robin4 Valued Member Member

    Yep, the tank you bought does look nicer than the first one... How about some pictures once you get it set up to your liking!! :)

  11. OP

    kelsangdol Valued Member Member

    I will do that when I get the goldfish w/ tetra safestart =D
    I'm so excited! :;banaman
    The seller even said that he'll throw in some extra freebies too! :;rfro
    I think he said decor..
    I'm going to buy the equipment tomorrow and then fish on Friday...
  12. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds like a pretty good deal depending on what equipment comes with the tank. It's really hard to tell from the pics. One thing I notice immediately is that the stand pictured is made of particle board (the stand from the other sale is real wood). The canister filter appears to be either an Eheim or Eheim knockoff. I hope it's the real deal... I've heard many horror stories about the knockoff filters.
  13. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Kel. Congrats on the new tank. I'll be looking forward to updates and hopefully some photos from you too.
  14. Omgami

    Omgami Valued Member Member

    Great! Congrats on the tank. Its so fun to get a new tank and explore all the possibilites.
  15. S

    Sonfish Valued Member Member

    Congrats , dont forget the big hug and a Thanks Dad, sure makes it nice to hear them words from your kids, post some pics when ya get it running

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