Check out thrift shops-sometimes you can find some great deals in them...
If you are in Oklahoma-we will be having a big fish Auction March 23 at the Cleveland County Fair grounds and you can usually find just about anything fish related for a fair price.
I plan to, at some point. We have a few Goodwills around us, and there's one thrift shop I know about nearby. It's just that I trust you guys more for used tanks than I do others. I don't know if they've used soap on it before or not. I will look though. I don't know if I'll find anything, but it's worth a shot.
I don't live anywhere near OK, unfortunately. :( And I'm never down that way.
Here's an option:
Tank kit from Walmart: $38
Pool filter sand/play sand, etc.: $5
Silk plants from craft store (no metal): $5
DIY dividers: $3? maybe.
random free rocks (for attaching silk plants to sink or decoration), coffee cups for caves: free
Total cost: ~ $60
Maybe... Petsmart has a kit for $20 that I saw, and I already have gravel. If I need more, my LFS has it for $4. I already have some silk plants and stuff, but I want live plants. :(
If you have the right lighting for live plants I have some starter stems and what not.... PM me for details
I don't have the lighting yet, since I don't have any money at the moment. I will PM you about them though. :) Thanks.
I have a ton of plants, if you are interested PM me when you are ready for them and I'll let you know what I have available at that time.
I also have a ton of rocks and driftwood, but they'd make shipping more expensive than just plants a lone.
if that 10 gallon comes with the stand, then it might be worth getting, but IMO, you can just set a kit on your desk at school and it'd be about $10 cheaper...
I agree with going for playsand, it'll be more work on your part, but is much cheaper than gravel, and do your own dividers, $3 total...you may want to get silicone to keep em stuck in place but its not a necessity.
I'll send you a PM now. :) I might be able to get some now.
Yeah. :( All I would have to do to make them okay to put in a tank (If I found my own) is boil them, right? For how long? Do I put anything in the water?
I know I can just sit it on my desk, but I'll be getting it before I go, so I can establish it before I leave. It depends on what else comes with the tank, I guess. If there are a lot of decorations and stuff they're giving with it, I'll go for it, probably.
If you go to Walmart, they actually sell 10 gallons for relatively cheap.
I spent $60 on mine at Petsmart, but for $30-40 you can get the same at Walmart.
Dividers would cost roughly about $5 if you do it right C: I had sand so I didn't need the binder covers and I just needed the mesh, whcich was, like pocket change xD
What tanks do you already have? I mean, if you're that desparate you could always sell your existing tanks?
I know. I've seen them, but they mostly have the new LED hood ones now, and I don't want one of those. Petsmart has a 10 gallon kit for $20 that I found, I think. I don't know if it was just on sale or if it's even still there, but hopefully it is.
What are the binder covers for? I thought I could just do the mesh divider.
I already started another thread for that, actually! xD I'm selling my older tanks, gravel, sand, and decorations. I have two 5 gallons (rectangle and hex), multicolored gravel, black sand, marbles (which I might keep as decorations in the 10 gallon), and some other stuff.
Have to agree if the stand comes with it no bad. Depending on where you are located i can keep an eye on my local Craigslist. If your too far it may not be worth the shipping prices. Pm me than
I'll PM you. :)