I can't afford one right now. I'm going to France for three weeks in August, so I need to save my pennies.prairielilly said:...time for a new tank?
(more $$, but less )
TRUTH! YOU SPEAK TRUTH!Wolfgang8810 said:I'm sure if you explain to your parents that you need money for a new tank they will contribute.
If not tell them a tank is cheaper than new carpet when this one leaks all over the place.
Woah! That's a brilliant deal! It'd cost me about £50 to have it shipped, and for 1.1 gallons more, and it's for a betta anyway...I might even be able to be divided But I'd rather not.Sharkitty said:How about this instead? If you can get it in the UK . . .
Aaah of course. I talked to my mum and she said, oh that's a lovely colour (about the new tank) and I'll fund towards it if I do all the washing up for a month.Wolfgang8810 said:Wood floors are WORSE if water gets on them. the wood will warp.
ABCDemily said:Sometimes I curse being English.
If we wish hard enough...then maybe it'll magically appear! I jest, I jest.Sharkitty said:Seeing as how we seems to have plenty of "stuff" over here in the US I rarely know what shipping prices are like, no do I know if maybe magically a place has a distribution center overseas. Wishful thinking for me on your part, I suppose.
I've looked up and down, trailed the internet sites, this is the best offer of £30. RRP is £53.99! That's almost 100 USD.prairielilly said:There's a lot of retailers that are pretty location-specific and their shipping fees for international ordering can be outrageous, I wish I could order from them but I can't (DrsFS, Petmountain, PetCo even...) I agree it's a super sweet tank, but I can't get it either - I once found a similar one in Petcetera here in Calgary for the 'sale' price of $85 CAD...no one else around here sells bookshelf tanks, not even the 'Canadian version' of the American retailers. Ah well...
Any second-hand places around, websites (equivalent of Craigslist??)
just saw your most recent post...glad it's working out!
I know what you mean...every time I have to buy equipment I could just cringe. The last heater I bought (100W Stealth) cost me over $50, on SALE. I won't even say what I've paid for tanks...I keep telling myself, 'it's worth it to have good quality equipment that works that you don't have to worry about. Your finny babies are worth it!' My poor wallet tho ...ABCDemily said:I've looked up and down, trailed the internet sites, this is the best offer of £30. RRP is £53.99! That's almost 100 USD.
I'm so glad that it's beginning to look up. This morning I went into school and made up the Copper Sulphate solution to kill off the lice.
Tomorrow I'm cleaning the entire tank out, removing all gravel etc. Even if the tank isn't used any more, it'll be nice having a good sized back up plan.
ABCDemily said:All of this has to be sorted in three weeks! I have a French family coming to live with me! Two teenage boys in my room! With all my fish! Eeep!
Well the tank is exactly 5.5 US gallons, so probably about 4 UK gallons, which is a nice size for him, IMO.prairielilly said:
I know, but luckily my mum hopefully is going to get the tank after work! Or after my hospital appointment my dad'll take meSharkitty said:I'm totally giving myself a Geography less right now. Looks like you are only about 40 miles from London? Seems they should have some fish/pet stores with more options and no shipping . . .
The tank is nine years old, meaning I was seven when we bought it, therefore I have absolutely no idea lol, I don't think we did though.Sharkitty said:Excellent!!! We certainly want photos, asap. Did you buy your leaking tank from them, too?
Indeed I should, I'm off to bed now lol, I haven't had a good nights sleep in ages over thisSharkitty said:Yay! Very cool. You should take some photos of your other tank, while you're at it.
Hehe, I have two more tanks, one is a livebearer tetra mishmash, the other has my PristellasSharkitty said:Don't you have another tank? Am I dreaming?