I surf craigslist in my area daily. If your patient you will find some great deals. I got a 65 gallon tank with hood light heater and filter for 10 dollars not too long ago. I dont know what I'm going to do with it but for 10 bucks you cant bea t it. The other day one guy was selling 10 gallons with lids for 5 bucks a piece . There are great deals to be had, I never would buy a tank at the store.