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Malibu
06-22-2009, 09:11 PM
I just saw an add for a free 500g aquarium with stand. It's all glass and located in Innisfail... As much as I would love to get it for myself, I couldn't fit it in our place.

However if someone else wants to pick it up for themself, go for it! Maybe if someone could help me find something for myself (between 50 and 100g) and relatively inexpensive, I'd be indebted.

http://reddeer.kijiji.ca/c-pets-accessories-500-gallon-aquarium-with-stand-W0QQAdIdZ137150013 (http://reddeer.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=137150013&img=http%3A%2F%2Fimg1.classistatic.com%2Fcps%2Fkj% 2F090621%2F219r3%2F7647be3_18.jpeg)

sharuq1
06-22-2009, 10:06 PM
Already contacted them when I saw the ad last night, super excited. I think it's more like a 240g or so.

michika
06-22-2009, 10:18 PM
Three guesses on what I'll be doing when I get home?

Malibu
06-22-2009, 10:19 PM
lol I thought someone would act fast on that! I SO wish I had the room for it... any chance you're looking to upgrade to this one, and might be looking to get rid of another one? :lol:

sphelps
06-22-2009, 10:21 PM
haha, you get what you pay for. I would never in a million years cheap out on something that could destroy your house in a second if it fails. I also wouldn't setup something so elaborate just because one of the cheapest components was free.

Nothing in life is free, everything comes at a price :wink:

muck
06-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Three guesses on what I'll be doing when I get home?
1. Watching TV.
2. Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
3. Putting on the skates and taking the dogs for a walk.

michika
06-22-2009, 10:25 PM
I actually just want the tank for the glass. It looks to be pretty small so I'm thinking a good sump tank (after being resiliconed), or it could be cut down to make some of my smaller tanks I need. I definitely wouldn't be putting that up as a display.

Wow Ryan...that is really pretty creepy...1. yes 2. yes, and 3. yes

michika
06-22-2009, 10:26 PM
lol I thought someone would act fast on that! I SO wish I had the room for it... any chance you're looking to upgrade to this one, and might be looking to get rid of another one? :lol:

The 180g? Yeah, it will be going to a new home, or being disassembled for re-use one the big system is up.

muck
06-22-2009, 10:27 PM
WooHoo... gold star for me. :mrgreen:

michika
06-22-2009, 10:28 PM
I sent an email, now we're waiting on a reply.

Malibu
06-22-2009, 10:30 PM
well, if any of you are willing to help out a bit of a newbie, it would be much appreciated. I currently have a 30 gal set-up for my goldies, and a 50 gal tropical that I would love to upgrade to a larger setup, move the golds to the 50 gal and get rid of the 30 gal.

michika
06-22-2009, 10:32 PM
My 180g system is easily 8 months to 18 months out from the upgrade. Just keep looking around, you'll find something eventually that works for you.

sharuq1
06-22-2009, 11:53 PM
Well some guy got it because he grovelled. :cry:Oh well..

fishoholic
06-23-2009, 01:16 AM
Well some guy got it because he grovelled. :cry:Oh well..

I'm guessing you know it's been sold/taken?

sharuq1
06-23-2009, 01:51 AM
Sadly yes, I wonder who the lucky guy was

TheRealBigAL
06-23-2009, 02:20 AM
haha, you get what you pay for. I would never in a million years cheap out on something that could destroy your house in a second if it fails. I also wouldn't setup something so elaborate just because one of the cheapest components was free.

Nothing in life is free, everything comes at a price :wink:

Well said :smile:

michika
06-23-2009, 02:06 PM
haha, you get what you pay for. I would never in a million years cheap out on something that could destroy your house in a second if it fails. I also wouldn't setup something so elaborate just because one of the cheapest components was free.

Nothing in life is free, everything comes at a price :wink:

Nice assumption there! :rolleyes:

sharuq1
06-24-2009, 08:23 PM
Wow....just found out the person who took the tank who "prayed and grovelled for it" (according to the original owner) just resold it for $600. Nice....:neutral:

Malibu
06-24-2009, 08:51 PM
ugh... doesn't that just make you want to throw things - like that person, out of a window, maybe? :angel:

Veng68
06-24-2009, 08:51 PM
Wow....just found out the person who took the tank who "prayed and grovelled for it" (according to the original owner) just resold it for $600. Nice....:neutral:

Report him to Rev Can ;) That's a capital gain of $600....... it's taxable :)

Cheers,
Vic [silly accountant]

fkshiu
06-24-2009, 09:27 PM
Nice assumption there! :rolleyes:

You get what you pay for.

Caveat emptor.

If it seems to good to be true, it probably is

The above all apply.

sharuq1
06-24-2009, 10:15 PM
Does that mean because it's $600 now that suddenly it's better? :razz: (I'll shut up now, lol)

Aquattro
06-24-2009, 10:16 PM
You get what you pay for.

Caveat emptor.

If it seems to good to be true, it probably is

The above all apply.

Hmm, I've bought some nice systems that were dirt cheap and they were great deals. Full 120 reef, oak cabinet/canopy (8ft tall), MH halide lights, 200 pounds of rock, custom sump, skimmer, all livestock, etc, for $175. Thinkin' that's a pretty good deal....:)

Phanman
06-24-2009, 10:21 PM
Hmm, I've bought some nice systems that were dirt cheap and they were great deals. Full 120 reef, oak cabinet/canopy (8ft tall), MH halide lights, 200 pounds of rock, custom sump, skimmer, all livestock, etc, for $175. Thinkin' that's a pretty good deal....:)

would we get the same deal when ur ready to sell? LOL jk

Aquattro
06-24-2009, 10:26 PM
would we get the same deal when ur ready to sell? LOL jk

No way, I turned around and parted the system out for about 2g. I'm not dumb. I did inform the seller that they should do the same, and I would help them, but they wanted it gone that day. So....

Leah
06-24-2009, 10:28 PM
It seems to me, it is sometimes hard to give stuff away free!!!!!:grab:

Myka
06-25-2009, 06:53 AM
haha, you get what you pay for. I would never in a million years cheap out on something that could destroy your house in a second if it fails. I also wouldn't setup something so elaborate just because one of the cheapest components was free.

Nothing in life is free, everything comes at a price :wink:

Ok, negative Nancy!! Just because it's cheap (or free) doesn't mean it sucks. Maybe it doesn't in this case (I didn't see the ad before it was removed), but yeesh!!