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So I have a Fluval Spec 3 with CO2 and plants, not to mention the beta. My apartment just sprang a leak in the ceiling. Now they have to come in and replace the pipes.

Situation is I shouldn't have 3 tanks in my apartment. I know it's only a matter of time until they boot the Fluval.

I'm not sure how much I could realistically sell this set up for. Help me please.

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So I have a Fluval Spec 3 with CO2 and plants, not to mention the beta. My apartment just sprang a leak in the ceiling. Now they have to come in and replace the pipes.

Situation is I shouldn't have 3 tanks in my apartment. I know it's only a matter of time until they boot the Fluval.

I'm not sure how much I could realistically sell this set up for. Help me please.

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Throw a blanket over it. When they come in, if they ask what's under the blanket, say "If I wanted you to know, there wouldn't be a blanket over it, now would there be?"
Do they have to do work immediately above the tank?
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Throw a blanket over it. When they come in, if they ask what's under the blanket, say "If I wanted you to know, there wouldn't be a blanket over it, now would there be?"
Do they have to do work immediately above the tank?
That's a good one!! Yes. Construction will be directly above tank area. They haven't said anything yet, but I know it's coming. The workers saw the tank today. We have a no pet policy.

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That's a good one!! Yes. Construction will be directly above tank area. They haven't said anything yet, but I know it's coming. The workers saw the tank today. We have a no pet policy.

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You may be surprised. The workers frequently don't care, learned this from many years of renting.
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You may be surprised. The workers frequently don't care, learned this from many years of renting.
You give me hope. Maybe that blanket thing may work. Lol
I'd have to cover the tank with the construction anyways.

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In most cases, the property owners source this work out. The workers could care less. Besides, pet policies are put in place for liability purposes (i.e. dog bites mailman) or to protect their property from physical damage caused by some pets (pissing on hardwood floors or carpeting, chewing, clawing, etc.). I doubt your fish/shrimp are capable of such things. If they are, you have a bigger problem.
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So pipes burst and they worry about 3 small tanks..Amazing..
switch to one 500gal.. LOL


sorry, carry on.
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My wonderful girlfriends thoughts on it are that you can't "pet" a fish, therefore, they aren't banned by the no pet policy (cause duh). My thoughts are it's a water garden and they're in there for natural fertilizer, and if it's an issue i'll move the fish and leave the giant box of water
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But on a more practical level, would it not be much smarter to be moving the tank out of harm's way? I would not want somebody doing plumbing, sheetrock and painting over any of my tanks if it was something I could avoid. Things get dropped and one sure way to be in trouble is to have something that is questionable and then try to get it replaced if it gets broken! Two hours work might avoid weeks of drama!
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But on a more practical level, would it not be much smarter to be moving the tank out of harm's way? I would not want somebody doing plumbing, sheetrock and painting over any of my tanks if it was something I could avoid. Things get dropped and one sure way to be in trouble is to have something that is questionable and then try to get it replaced if it gets broken! Two hours work might avoid weeks of drama!
I will certainly move the tank if I don't sell it before the work begins. I have to move my whole bedroom around anyways. I'd lower the water and keep it just wet enough for the fish and plants. Either way it's going to be a process!

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Move it, cover it, keep it, enjoy it.

PS: our dog can piss more then in that tank. And he is not a pet. He is the property manager.
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The issue you have isn't the fauna, it's the fact that you have a tank of water sitting in your apartment and they don't want it to break and cause water damage.

Anyways, there is no reason to sell your tank unless you're just trying to get rid of it, especially one that small. Just throw a blanket over it or hide it in a closet.

My landlord thinks I'm a single guy with no pets. In reality I have a wife, 4 cats, 5 gallon, 10 gallon and getting a 20 gallon soon. It's super easy to hide that stuff. If anything just cut the bottom off a cardboard box and slip it over the tank. Now it just looks like a box sitting on a table.
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A fluval spec 3 is practically a vase! Just add some chinese evergreen plants ...
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Just for future reference when I sell something on craigslist I basically ask for half of what I paid. When people buy used stuff they're taking a risk of it working or not. Anymore then half and you're going to sit on it for a long time. What really gets me is when people don't clean what they're selling. It looks like junk then they add everything up what they paid and subtract $10. Some people on craigslist are flat out delusional.
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I would say its a Therapy Fish. Show them some type of "Paperwork"
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