New Tank???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JLeeM, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember


    Don't know if I used the right area to post this but, does this look like a good deal?

    I was just messing around on Craigslist, and stumbled across it. It's not too far away from me either. Sounds like it's actually a standard 55 gallon too. Not a 50.
  2. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Why not?
  3. JabberwockValued MemberMember

    I would buy a new one. It is cheap, but you are buying someone else's problems, and dirt...
  4. B1GD4DDYValued MemberMember

    Looks like a great deal to me. Just clean it and re-seal it.
  5. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    So you think I should do it?

    Really? Lots of people buy used tanks. New ones are expensive.

    So, re sealing would be a must?
  6. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    It's an incredible price. Just make sure that it doesn't leak. Ask if it was stored outside or in an unheated garage or outbuilding. Extremes temperatures can cause the silicone to give way. I just don't bother with those after some bad experiences.

    Be sure to spray it well inside and out with 70% rubbing alcohol to kill all bacteria and germs ;)
  7. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I would go to the person and see if you can barter the price down to $15.

    Also, see if it can hold water, has any scratches, and see if you can get any other aquarium stuff in the bundle.
  8. B1GD4DDYValued MemberMember

    My understanding is, the silicone should be redone every 10 years. Since you won't know hold old this silicone is, even if it does hold water, you won't know for how long. You could probably get away without re-sealing it, but it is better to be safe, then sorry...
  9. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    What would I then clean the alcohol out with?

    I think it said they got it from a neighbor. So they might not know how long or where it's been stored.

    I'm supposed to go check it out tomorrow after work. How should I go about asking if if holds water or getting the price even lower? I don't want to be "that jerk". Lol. It'd be nice if they had other aquarium stuff, but from the way the listing sounds I highly doubt it.
  10. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Ask the person to fill the tank up right on the spot to show that it holds water.
  11. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    After spraying it with rubbing alcohol, you can let it drip dry or rinse with water after about 10 minutes.
  12. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Well, unfortunately the person sold it out from under me. I had it set up to meet them at their place right about now, but they texted me and were like the tank has sold darling I'm sorry thank you. Not going to lie, I'm pretty aggravated.
  13. JabberwockValued MemberMember

    The easiest decisions in life are made for you...
  14. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Very very true. Especially this time around.