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Discussion in 'Fish Tank Brands and Kits' started by ItsLogan, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. ItsLogan

    ItsLogan Plankton

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    Hi, i'm new to this forum. I have kept freshwater fish for years. But now i'm moving up to saltwater. I'm looking at 120G aquariums, but i don't want to spend a fortune on a brand new one. What price should a used 120 sell for? Sorry if i posted this in the wrong place.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef.

    Tank pricing is so variable. If you find a tank on craigslist or somewhere else post it here and we can give you a ball park range and whether or not you are getting a deal.

    Honestly the tank will probably be the cheap part of the set up.

    Do you want it drilled, are you going to drill it?
     
  4. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    Welcome to 3reef! I have never bought a used setup, but I would expect a complete setup to go for between $1000-1500. It would cost you double to triple that to buy everything new.
     
  5. Mrhighline

    Mrhighline Fire Shrimp

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    craigslist is your FRIEND ... use it. I have seen 120-150 gallon tanks with stands go for 300-500 bucks. Depends on the what all comes with it. I would expect you to spend $1000-1500 for a complete "turnkey" setup ... Remember most people sell for 2 reasons they are upgrading and don't have room for the old tank or they are getting out of the hobby and just want out.
     
  6. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    I agree that the tank is going to be the cheapest part. To put it all in perspective, I have just dropped about 1200 bucks on my tank in the past 6 months with the following additions:

    Lights
    Heaters
    Sand
    Controller
    Return Pump
    and a few other small items