It shipping a tank worth the cost?
My brother has a 10-15 gal glass tank with lighted hood, filter and some other accessories (not sure about a heater, I know bettas need one). It's one of the starter kits from Walmart. He bought it for his young brother-in-law (like 14 years old) and he was not responsible enough for fish. Anyway my brother ended up with it sitting in his garage for over a year. It cost him around $60 to buy. He said I could have it free. 1 problem, I live in California, he lives in Texas. He is going to price the shipping for me. But it will pry be around $20 if not more. My mom is going to Texas in a few days and she is going to decide whether she will bring it back for me or if I need to ship it. My question is, is it worth shipping? I know it can get broken in the process, and since it has been sitting for over a year the seals can be dried out. So I would do the 24 hour leak test. If I can get is shipped for $20 or less, it the tank worth getting? What are the chances of it making it here intact and able to be used? Has anyone ever had a tank shipped to them?
King ( blue and red (sometimes purplish) vt)
Mako (itty bitty wild-type colored ct)