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    Smallmouth Bass luvinbluegills's Avatar
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    How much would you pay for a used tank?

    I tend to stick to the old "Dollar a gallon" rule unless I can get it for less. New tanks are just so expensive these days that I buy all mine used. I want to get a 125 and those are kind of hard to come buy used at a good price so I may have to pay the price for new, but out of all my tanks (about three dozen from 2 1/2 to 75 gallons, not counting the pool) I may have bought two of them brand new, and one I traded fry for.





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    Alot of factors go into what I pay for a used tank. First of all it depends on what comes with it, very seldom do I buy or even see just a tank for sale.
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    I don't think very many people are buying new tanks either. I sell new and used and used stuff comes and goes fast- I personally believe there's an inbalance in new tank prices- you can't buy them wholesale and even make much money selling them. I recently offered new 100 gallon tanks with the stand, lid and light for about 400 - a deal a manufacturer gave me at absolutely no profit and noooobody wanted them. But if I get a used 100 and sell it for 250 with the light and lid only it's gone in a weekend.
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    check craigslist and be patient. Although, sometimes people think theyre sitting on top dollar gems with their old tanks. I've seen 55s go anywhere from free to like $300. the median is usually around 50-75 bucks though. theres a 150 in CT with stand, plumbing and 20 gallon sump for like $325
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    it depends where you are. in my area i know good deal that i see but others will say its bad.
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    I found a used 500 gallon acyrlic tank on craiglist locally once I tried to get them to deliver it to my house and I wanted to pay them once they delivered it. They was asking $1100 for it with the stand and sump. They wanted me to pre pay them before they delivered it. To me that seemed kind of off so I didn't go through with the purchase. And also $1100 for a 500 gallon with stand and sump seems too good to be true. What do you guys think does it sound like a scam?

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    Cobra Snakehead 1bigdovii's Avatar
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    I would be cautious since they want you to pay first i would not pay till delivered. If its not a scam i would nit think that would be a problem. Btw all large tanks ive found like that have been at least double that price.

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    I don't know if they still have it for sale any more it was sometime last year when the ad was up on craigslist and its been taken down since then.



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    I got my 210 for 700 with the stand glass covers and a 55 sump and plumbing. Bought it on here though :-p

    edit: also the pfs
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    Cobra Snakehead 1bigdovii's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcameron View Post
    I got my 210 for 700 with the stand glass covers and a 55 sump and plumbing. Bought it on here though :-p

    edit: also the pfs
    Best deals i ever got was 110 gallon for $20, a 135 gallon complete w/ stand $200, my most recent 200gal tank only for $100. You can find good deals out there but all tanks i bought i got to inspect in person before paying. To my suprise none of them needed repair.

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