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nanobettaman 06-28-2013 02:17 AM

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

nanobettaman 06-29-2013 02:53 PM

bump, pictures posted. As mentioned prices negotiable. Package deals...

nanobettaman 07-03-2013 11:42 PM

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.

Aben314 07-04-2013 03:28 AM

People are missing out. I'd be all over this if I lived closer.

Finkelstein 07-05-2013 05:36 PM

I'd be all over this if I had the time, money, or space.

DragnX 07-06-2013 03:30 AM

Do you work anywhere in the Chicago area?

nanobettaman 07-07-2013 03:54 PM

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?

CT89 07-09-2013 01:44 AM

I just referred you to a friend of mine who lives in DeKalb. I might be interested in the CO2 tank.

nanobettaman 07-09-2013 09:31 PM

Sure thing, you interested in just the tank or can we bundle something with that? :)

CT89 07-11-2013 02:27 AM

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!

nanobettaman 07-27-2013 05:03 PM

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?

noch 08-04-2013 11:08 PM

sad to see you leave, good luck on your new direction.

nanobettaman 08-07-2013 01:01 AM


Originally Posted by noch (Post 3983721)
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?

chan0482 08-07-2013 02:53 PM

check pm

apoxin 08-07-2013 09:12 PM

How much would just the driftwood w/ fissidens cost if you're willing to sell it?

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