Help with finding tank...

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Lukestimp, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Lukestimp

    Lukestimp Larval Mass Registered

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    I found the perfect Tank for the set-up I'm planning but need some Help. The tank is sold at Petsmart so it's a Topfin/Perfecto whoever they are now... Anyways, it's a 56 Gallon Coulum and it's something like 18" x 30" x ?h. The problem is they only sell this tank with a Nice Burlwood stand and the combo costs $300, and the stand is basoically worthless for holding a sump and what not, but I just can't find this size tank anywhere else.

    So do you guys have any ideas? I've even thought about just making a Plywood tank this size, but I'm not sure it's really that economical..
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Have you checked Craigslist? Better yet, go here: http://atlanta-smas.org/ visit the forums, introduce yourself, and I bet you'll find a good deal on some decent used stuff for cheap from a member who knows how to take care of their stuff.
     
  3. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Darn! The last meeting was up my way and I have been meaning to check them out. Unfortunately, the date posted was June and not July :sad: but thanks for the link and I will make myself a note to check it.

    In spite of some of the negative sides to eBay, I am an avid (rabid?) participant. You can set up a search that includes a distance from your home town. This is how we found Octane's new tank (still not completed but getting closer)

    http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/8759/#post-117776
     
  4. chaostheory

    chaostheory O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I just got mine from craigslist, came with stand and lights for about $85. Getting ready for an octopus.
     
  5. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    petco's $ a gallon sale is coming up in September, wait untill then to buy your tank if your going to get it from them
     
  6. chaostheory

    chaostheory O. bimaculoides Registered

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    You might also be able to buy a used tank at your LFS. My mom got a 75 gal that they had used for a day on display at the mall. Pretty decent. Now that tank is a not doing so great because it has been so long (5 years).
     

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