Used aquarium.

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  1. Justin Thurston

    Justin Thurston Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hello does any one know where i can get a used/cheap aquarium for a bimac, if at all possible containing the filter/skimmer/etc.
     
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    You might want to try your classified section of the newspaper :)
     
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    maybe ebay would have something too?
    remember! don't get a used tank that has been treated with copper! (I'm not sure if you have to worry about protein skimmers too, but my guess would be yes)
     
  4. Justin Thurston

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    I dont have a newspaper, but ill get my mom to buy one.
     
  5. cthulhu77

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    Justin, your best bet is to go to a local fishstore and ask them if they have any used tanks...they will understand that you need one that has not been treated with copper at all.
    You will find, though, that most people sell used tanks for just about as much as a brand new one (and that you are sure has never had copper in it)...it might save you some money in the long run just to get a new tank!
    Good luck, write if you have any questions!
    Greg
     
  6. Justin Thurston

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    Save money by buying new..... right.
     
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    Well, if you stock the tank with several hundred dollars of stock and it dies off due to a chemical agent used by a previous owner, you have managed to throw a lot of money down the can, right?
    You will find that used tanks cost almost the same as new...a fifty gallon tank costs about 65 bucks...the used ones in the paper here yesterday were selling for 50. so, for 15 dollars you are going to risk all of the animals life? Doesn't sound to sensible to me, right?
     
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    FYI : Petco has 45, 50 and 60 tank setups on sale this month...you might want to check them out...
    Good luck!
    Greg
     
  9. Justin Thurston

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    Where do yo usee a new 50 gallon tank for 65,,, all the ones iv seen have been 400+
     
  10. shannen74

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    Hey Justin,

    Where do you live? Some of the folks here might be able to help you with suggestions of where to go in your home town. Also, Petco and Petsmart have much better deals when you go in to the stores than online. Another thing to try is at your LFS (local fish store), ask them at the counter how much it is for a basic 55 gallon tank, without the super-fancy stands they have on display. They might have better deals available than they have shown. If you find a good LFS and explain what you are doing, (don't rely solely on their info, do your homework and ask questions here) they might be able to cut you some deals since you are likely to give them repeat business. I frequent about 4 LFS's here in houston, and they all give me at least a 10% discount because I am in there all the time. Often times, I get better deals than that.

    Good luck!
    Shannen
     
  11. Justin Thurston

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    My local pet store sucks a**, i live in front royal virginia which is in warren county... mmy local pet store only has two things that live in aquariums A turtle, and A frog.... i might have to ask with no stand, but with a stand a 50 gal aquarium was 400 dollars or so... i might get my mom to take me to winchester sometime and go to petco, and there is a better pet store in winchester to, i havent been there for a while, might of closed, but they had lots of fishies on display.
     

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