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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Have to close down the tank

A hell of a year in grad-school. Kept a 4.0 but it's been way too hard to maintain a tank. I've kept it for years, through many moves, different states, etc. But my workload teaching and going to class has been too much, and I just don't have the time to keep everything going and to my dissatisfaction my fauna have suffered. Not to mention that our assistantship contracts don't pay us for summer, so I have to pay the rent somehow.

I'm giving the Chicago/Northern Illinois crew first dibs on this stuff, as shipping on some of it would be a PITA. Prices negotiable, transportation/meetup may be able to be arranged (I'm in Dekalb) Pictures will be posted later, I'm writing this up first.

I doubt anyone would want the main tank and stand - 15 gal/black stand with shelving. However, said tank does have some nice inert Ohko-type rock. No lighting, the ballast crapped out last week. $50 - Note: there are some shrimp (amano, mixed neocardinia), a couple random nerites, and I suspect there are a couple galaxy rasboras that have survived but are hiding in fear of their lives.

Plants: Large mass of Anubias Nana Petites. Some Java Fern-Windelov, One piece of driftwood, approx 10 inch long with a species of mini fissidens. Two stones have normal fissidens mats growing on them, I'm not sure how "attached" they really are though. Package deal, all plants, driftwood, and rocks with moss $50? Buy the tank/stand with the plants for $90 total.






Filter: Fluval 106 (6mo old) $75



SOLD: Regulator: Bettatail model, clippard solenoid, 2 needle valves.


CO2 tank, 5lb, empty, purchased November. $75



Fluval Spec V, has black ecocomplete, will include heater for free - $50



SOLD: Box-0-tests - Iron, phosphates, ph, etc.

Box-o-chems/meds - , Seachem ferts, misc - $25


I've been hesitating on this because the tank has been a part of my life for 6 years, but life changes.

Throw me PMs with offers. -Drew

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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bump, pictures posted. As mentioned prices negotiable. Package deals...
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Nobody's interested in this stuff at all? I'm motivated to sell...

I guess I'll have to put what I can in the WTS section tomorrow if nobody in Illinois is interested.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 03:28 AM
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People are missing out. I'd be all over this if I lived closer.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 05:36 PM
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I'd be all over this if I had the time, money, or space.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 03:30 AM
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Do you work anywhere in the Chicago area?
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm afraid not, I'm in Dekalb, which is about 40? miles down 88 from Chi-townhow far that is from you depends on where in Chicago you live. That being said, maybe transportation can be arranged.

What are you interested in?
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 01:44 AM
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I just referred you to a friend of mine who lives in DeKalb. I might be interested in the CO2 tank.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sure thing, you interested in just the tank or can we bundle something with that?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 02:27 AM
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Despite my tendency to buy on impulse, I'd rather not. XD

If someone else asks about the tank, sell it. It'll be a while before I have the financial wiggle room to pay. Good luck!
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Bump up, still have both tanks (5g fluval, 15gal normal), stand, filters/heaters, chemicals, co2 tank, tubes, bucket, food, etc.

A couple more pics of the active tank - see large mass of anubias, and the 10-inch piece of driftwood with mini-fissidens growing well.






$200 gets whats left?
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 11:08 PM
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sad to see you leave, good luck on your new direction.
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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sad to see you leave, good luck on your new direction.

Thanks! I've really enjoyed the hobby, but time and circumstances change.

Still have the tanks, stand, filter, heaters, co2 tank (and all the flora/fauna)

$150? Any takers?

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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How much would just the driftwood w/ fissidens cost if you're willing to sell it?
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