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Old 09-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #31
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The guy I spoke to said the sale was going until the 21st, so plenty of time to call your closet Petco and have them special order you whichever tank size you prefer. Even if they don't normally carry that tank size they will special order you one and call when it comes in.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #32
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I just got 4 40 gal breeders, all they had, sorry none left in Scottsdale lol
Now all the people in Scottsdale(talking about az right?) are going to be angry haha doesn't matter they have like 6 stores all right next to each other
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #33
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Got my 40b today. it was the only one in the small store too. Pretty sure it was the same one that's been sitting there for a while.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #34
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Now all the people in Scottsdale(talking about az right?) are going to be angry haha doesn't matter they have like 6 stores all right next to each other
haha lol i know
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #35
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Perhaps this has something to do with Tetra buying out Aqueon? Maybe they're trying to run out all of the old Aqueon tanks before the new Tetra line comes into Petco.

** Disclaimer: I was told this information by an employee there at Petco... I have not researched it any further to declare it legitimate.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:21 PM   #36
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Perhaps this has something to do with Tetra buying out Aqueon? Maybe they're trying to run out all of the old Aqueon tanks before the new Tetra line comes into Petco.

** Disclaimer: I was told this information by an employee there at Petco... I have not researched it any further to declare it legitimate.
I doupt it.

This is a regular event for PetCo. My local store has both the Aqueon & tetra tanks on the floor.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #37
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Right, I'm familiar with the dollar per gallon events; I was meaning more so how close this one was to the last (ended late July?). I should've clarified that this was the explanation he gave as to why they were so close.

Either way, couldn't find anything online in regard to an Aqueon - Tetra merger/buyout.

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I doupt it.

This is a regular event for PetCo. My local store has both the Aqueon & tetra tanks on the floor.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #38
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I'd still prefer an Aqueon brand tank over a Tetra. So luckily I got my 40breeder aqueon when they had some left at the last sale.

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #39
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Perhaps this has something to do with Tetra buying out Aqueon? Maybe they're trying to run out all of the old Aqueon tanks before the new Tetra line comes into Petco.

** Disclaimer: I was told this information by an employee there at Petco... I have not researched it any further to declare it legitimate.
My petco has both tetras and aquaeons. More tetras though.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #40
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Which petco do you go to olive?
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I noticed the old aqueons don't have a plastic brace on the bottom running across the middle like the new Tetra tanks do and also the Tetra tanks have a thicker black plastic rim along the top
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #42
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Which petco do you go to olive?
North Main. I might end up at No. Attleboro tomorrow.

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I noticed the old aqueons don't have a plastic brace on the bottom running across the middle like the new Tetra tanks do and also the Tetra tanks have a thicker black plastic rim along the top
True, but the aqueons don't have a tempered bottom so if you want to drill you can.
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I was talking to a guy who runs the LFS by me, and he even said that's where he gets his tanks, too, when he can. Because he said he didn't even get them for any price even close to that.
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Follow up

Went to three Petco locations this evening looking for a specific size tank. Only could find it in the Tetra brand, and I wanted Aqueon. Talked to different associates and managers at three stores (here in Denver) and they all informed me that Petco was no longer ordering new aqueon tanks- they were only carrying Tetra as their standard glass aquarium selection now. Anyone who knew what they were talking about seemed really bummed about the change.

So, if you're wanting to get an aqueon while the supply lasts at Petco, act now!

PS. I know many will disagree with what I'm saying since there is no solid evidence of merger/buyout/etc. This is only my relay of testament from several Petco employees in the Denver metro area.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:01 AM   #45
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I didn't even realize when I was buying mine that it was a Tetra. I'm going to try to swap mine at another local Petco and get an Aqueon. The Tetra seems like an OK tank but the top rim is really wide. I'd prefer the narrower Aqueon rim.
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