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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Where can I find a 75 gallon aquarium for a good price?

Also is there any specific brands i should stay away from?

Google doesnt really show much. There is one at petsmart online for 200 bucks, there are these random pick up only websites that sell them for 150.

Please help me out guys. Thanks.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 06:40 AM
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You could always check Craigslist

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I did and didn't find anything.

I could go to my local fish store and have them order me one but I have a feeling it's gonna be expensive.
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What do you guys think of this place?

Its about an hour and a half drive with no traffic, 75 gallon for 150 bucks and the dimensions are that of a 90 gallon.

http://www.socalaquariums.com/aquariums
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hard to tell by the pictures.. you should just drive down and look... I can only speak for glasscages.com on quality I just ordered my 2nd tank from them. One thing I will say STAY AWAY from the MDF stands!! It is not worth the money savings....
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Craigslist for sure and be patient!

I got the deal of a century on a 75 gallon about two years ago just because I waited.

This is what I got:
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Two Rena XP3 canister filters
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Paid $300. Nuff Said. (Canister filters alone are worth more than 300. These things were practically unused.)

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Very true if you wait around on craigslist you can get awesome deals... I sold a 65g with everything for 200. A few years ago.
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Well I've looked at cragislist for months and theres nothing. And I only want a 75 gallon only, im building my own stand. And it looks like they are giving glass canopies with the tanks, which is a big plus for me.
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When looking for a tank to fit the stand you're building, remember that a 90g has the same footprint as a 75, with a few extra inches on top.
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When looking for a tank to fit the stand you're building, remember that a 90g has the same footprint as a 75, with a few extra inches on top.
I know the weird thing about this tank is it has the dimensions of a 90 gallon.

Once i get the tank thats when i'll build the stand.
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I know the weird thing about this tank is it has the dimensions of a 90 gallon.

Once i get the tank thats when i'll build the stand.
A 75g tank dimensions are 48x18x20
A 90g tank dimensions are 48x18x24

To do the math yourself, multiply LxWxH (in inches) and divide by 231
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CL is really the way to go, imo. I did a writeup on cheap tank buying @ www.aquarisms.intuitwebsites.com/tankfaq.html

You have to be really vigilant about checking CL and the want ads, the good deals are snapped up quickly.

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A 75g tank dimensions are 48x18x20
A 90g tank dimensions are 48x18x24

To do the math yourself, multiply LxWxH (in inches) and divide by 231
The site says this

"75 Gallon (48x18x24): $150"

89.7662338 gallons lol.
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