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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #1 
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Is this a good price for a 125 gallon set up? ($350)

I need to purchase a new habitat for my pleco. He's currently 8 inches in a 55 gallon.

I'm a student, so $350 is a lot of money to me. Should I hold out, or snag this up as a good deal? (I haggled it down $150.)

The man is offering to deliver it at my house. It comes with a 1000 canister filter, a light, a rock, and drift wood. And a stand.

The only thing that looks "fishy" is that it's a deep 125 gallon, not a wide one.











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Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #2 
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I don't think that's actually a 125.. what are the dimensions of the tank? It looks like it may be a 90 to me...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #3 
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It could be 125, looks like it goes pretty far back to me. Even if it is only 90 gal it is almost double the size of your current tank, and the depth is actually more comfortable for larger fish that need more turning radius instead of actual water depth.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #4 
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I realize that I didn't answer the original question though, I think it is a good price, but it really depends on what the market is like in your area.

if it is a deeper 125 rather than wide I would think that is better - a standard 125 would only be 6" wider front to back than your 55.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #5 
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How old is the tank?

If I had $350 and a tank with everythig included like that was available, you bet your bottom dollar I'd be buying it ASAP! As a kit they run about $1300 new, or atleast at petsmart it does!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #6 
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60 long 25 tall 18 deep...
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #7 
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EDIT at 60X25X18 it is apparently 110 gallons. With gravel, we are probably looking at 100 gallons.

That might not be the target for my pleco in the long run. (I've seen 125 gallon the low end suggested for a full size pleco.)
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:57 AM   #8 
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It's a terrible deal.
Now give me their phone number.
:)
Seriously, I may have missed something in your post, but I would be hesitant to buy a tank that large without having seen it up and running. A leak from that size could cause some serious structural damage to your home.
I would also want to know why they are selling it dismantled. You would hate to pass a sickness from poor hygiene or just plain neglect onto your fishies.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:27 AM   #9 
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What Solomon said is right. I didn't think about that earlier.
Definitely ask about it and see if they can fill it up for you so you can see it before you pay for it. I'm sure with a tank that size they probably have one of those water changers that runs from sink to tank and vice versa, can't be too much trouble :)
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #10 
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That's an awesome price! I just got a 55 gallon tank and stand off craigslist for $150 but it didn't include anything else.
I agree with Solomon about making sure it's in good condition and doesn't leak.
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