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Old 02-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 
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New or used :)

I was wondering if its ok to buy a used tank (& if so i there anything to watch out for besides cracks,& leaks & should the tank be set up & running for me to see it first,or is it ok to buy empty) or is it just much better to go w/ new & save all the headaches ?

I have the cash to buy new, i just usually try not to spend more than i need to

oh & are the wrought iron stands ok ? (new/used)

Im still trying to decide what size (gallonwise) to go with only because its 1 betta fish per tank & our house is small, & i know i already want to get more...
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #2 
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Used is fine as long as it has no leaks, etc... If you get a tank over 6 (some say 5) gallons, you can divide it into two. The larger the tank, the more you can divide it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #3 
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Used it just fine!! Just clean it well, and it's fine. Check out craigslist. I got a 10 gallon with gravel, LOTS of decor and other goodies, and a filter all for 20 bucks. :)

I have a 5 gallon divided... it is pushing it. I would like to upgrade my boys sometime. Personally, my 5 gallon is my least favorite sized tank. Just because it is too small to add tank mates, and a little to small to divide. JMO.

PS. Hey! I'm from PA too!! :D
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #4 
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Thanks for all the help !
Im wondering if your buying a used empty tank how do you know it doesnt leak ..unless you just take the owners word on it....
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #5 
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Tell them to fill it with water. Get them to run the filter as well.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #6 
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People are usually pretty honest. They just want to sell the tank already. I got the lady that sold me my 10g to bump the price from 30 to 20.. LOL
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