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Dollface 12-12-2008 12:34 AM

Craigslist Jackpot!
 
Oh Craigslist, how I love thee.
Check out what I scored this week for my christmas present.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...s/IMG_3849.jpg

Left to right back to front, 55 gallon, 15 gallon, 40 gallon breeder(I think) with two 10 gallons inside it, and another 10 gallon.
All for 100$

Edit: Not 55 gallon, 40 gallon long, wich is even better. perfect size.

Happy Freaking Holidays, guys!

A Hill 12-12-2008 01:02 AM

Now it is time to buy a dozen lemons!

Have fun!

-Andrew

doug105 12-12-2008 01:03 AM

Good score! but

I think your "55" is a 40 long!! Just for fun, measure it.

A 40 long is 48 x 13 x 16



Doug N

milalic 12-12-2008 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Hill (Post 741866)
Now it is time to buy a dozen lemons!

Have fun!

-Andrew

for cleaning?

Dollface 12-12-2008 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doug105 (Post 741867)
Good score! but

I think your "55" is a 40 long!! Just for fun, measure it.

A 40 long is 48 x 13 x 16



Doug N

I looked back at the measurments the guy gave me and you're right!

I'm pretty horrible at eyeballing measurements so I didn't even notice it wasn't 21" high.

This is even better, I didn't even know this size tank existed, and it's perfect.

Hoppy 12-12-2008 01:33 AM

I think we can guess what you will be doing this weekend, and next, and next, and next....

Dollface 12-12-2008 01:37 AM

Mmmmn, Cleaning. I love the smell of bleach in the morning.

Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.

Naja002 12-12-2008 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dollface (Post 741899)
Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.

Uh, is this a pop-quiz.....or are you actually looking for suggestions.....?

monkeyruler90 12-12-2008 02:00 AM

wow. good score!!!

start a journal on your amazing find and set up

Dollface 12-12-2008 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naja002 (Post 741917)
Uh, is this a pop-quiz.....or are you actually looking for suggestions.....?

I'm hoping I'll end up with the latter.
The current plan seems to be find a bunch of really cheap buckets and then go from there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyruler90 (Post 741924)
wow. good score!!!

start a journal on your amazing find and set up

I would, but It'll probably be a long while before any of these get up and running. First I need to clean them, then see if they hold water, and on and on and on and on.
We'll see how it's panning out by January.

Naja002 12-12-2008 02:10 AM

Just scatter them in a yard or field, send them to the landfill.....unless you actually want to use it for something or give it away. Then just soak it in bleach first....and have at it. :thumbsup:

jinx© 12-12-2008 02:44 AM

Craiglist Score = $100

The look on a spouse's face as we ask for help dragging yet more tanks into the house = Priceless...lol

Congrats on your haul!:proud:
It must be a good month for deals as I got one recently myself. ;)

Gatekeeper 12-12-2008 03:22 AM

Nice score. Before you start cleaning, do leak test on all. No sense wasting time if they are going to pee water all over the place.

Dollface 12-12-2008 03:39 AM

Will do, after I get the rest of the gravel out tommorrow.

I'm a little doubtful of the 10 gallons, since the silicon seems to be getting old, if that's possible, the quality is all over the place.
But I guess if they're messed up, I can rebuild them. We have the technology.
Better than they were before. Better, wider, cooler.

lauraleellbp 12-12-2008 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dollface (Post 741899)
Also, uh, anybody know how i'm going to get rid of all that gravel? It's completely trashed.

Works great in the bottom of pots when potting flowers.


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