Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I picked up a gorgeous 4 foot, rimless, braceless tank with 10mm glass for $200.00 off ebay.
People find it difficult to move houses with larger tanks, so they often offload them cheaply as they want to get rid of them A.S.A.P.
If you do purchase a second-hand tank, always do a leak test somewhere outside (leave it full of water for a few days) and before purchasing always check to make sure they haven't lied about the condition of the seams, the number of chips etc.
You will have to upgrade your filter and heater, but honestly, there are so many brands out there that are of workable quality that you can find something cheap. Of course some people sell tanks with equipment, so that makes it a bit easier on the hip pocket.
I forgot to ask as I was just assuming in my previous posts, but you do have a filter running on your 10 gallon don't you? If not, your tank isn't going to cycle no matter how diligent and careful you are.