Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Sign Up
    1. Please double check and update your email --> http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/index.php?account/contact-details
      Dismiss Notice

    How much would you pay for a used tank?

    Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by luvinbluegills, Apr 6, 2012.

    1. luvinbluegills

      luvinbluegills MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 26, 2011
      Messages:
      504
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      18
      Location:
      Pgh PA
      Last Seen:
      Aug 7, 2015
      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.
       
    2. Bderick67

      Bderick67 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Brian
      Joined:
      Aug 18, 2006
      Messages:
      16,803
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      38
      Location:
      Colorado
      Last Seen:
      Today at 3:49 AM
      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.
       
    3. Antithesis123

      Antithesis123 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Dec 31, 2010
      Messages:
      172
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Oregon
      Last Seen:
      Jan 23, 2013
      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.
       
    4. Kcameron

      Kcameron MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Mar 17, 2009
      Messages:
      659
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Connecticut
      Last Seen:
      Oct 29, 2013
      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
       
    5. arowanas lover

      arowanas lover MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Jul 13, 2011
      Messages:
      496
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Arizona, USA
      Last Seen:
      Aug 17, 2012
      it depends where you are. in my area i know good deal that i see but others will say its bad.
       
    6. jpcampbell123

      jpcampbell123 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 18, 2011
      Messages:
      1,206
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      In the water
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:51 AM
      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?

      john
       
    7. 1bigdovii

      1bigdovii MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Mar 1, 2012
      Messages:
      1,085
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Virginia
      Last Seen:
      May 5, 2014
      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.

      Sent from my SCH-I500 using MonsterAquariaNetwork App
       
    8. jpcampbell123

      jpcampbell123 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 18, 2011
      Messages:
      1,206
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      In the water
      Last Seen:
      Today at 1:51 AM
      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.
       
    9. Kcameron

      Kcameron MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Mar 17, 2009
      Messages:
      659
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Connecticut
      Last Seen:
      Oct 29, 2013
      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
       
    10. 1bigdovii

      1bigdovii MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Mar 1, 2012
      Messages:
      1,085
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Virginia
      Last Seen:
      May 5, 2014
      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.

      Sent from my SCH-I500 using MonsterAquariaNetwork App
       

    Share This Page