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any concerns about buying used rimless tanks?

Thinking about buying a used 17.5 gallon Mr Aqua tank for $30 (I think it's about $70 new). Is that a good deal and are there any concerns about buying used rimless ones? I've read some posts about these types of tanks failing after a couple years. Any advice would be appreciated.
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You might also notice most of the fail stories happened to a friend, of a friend, of a friend.

The biggest concern is shipping costs.
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I think $30 is worth the risk of possible failure down the road. That's a good deal if it's in nice shape.


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The only risk I can think of is inherent to all rimless tanks: Carpet surfing. Don't even think about hatchet fish or other notorious jumpers.
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I think $30 is worth the risk of possible failure down the road. That's a good deal if it's in nice shape.
I don't think it will fail....

But if you "think" it could, saving $40 now only to spend $1500 later on replacing floors, walls, and tanks.... well that is just silly.

This is the reason i'm done with odyssea filters. Saved a hundred bucks up front. Out nearly 2 thousand after replacing the flooring and an entire wall getting cut up.
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+1 on damaging floors.

If you buy the tank, be sure to check it out/ask if they can show you what it's like filled with water first.


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I don't think it will fail....

But if you "think" it could, saving $40 now only to spend $1500 later on replacing floors, walls, and tanks.... well that is just silly.

This is the reason i'm done with odyssea filters. Saved a hundred bucks up front. Out nearly 2 thousand after replacing the flooring and an entire wall getting cut up.
+1. I have almost given up buying used hardware to save hassles later on. If you do buy used material make sure you know enough about it and can see it in person before you make any purchase. Small items like heater, bubble counter etc are ok but tanks, filters etc....study well before taking the dip.

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