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Bargain hunters anonymous!

So I'm getting that itch again to start up another tank. Eye wanders over the tank section at the LFS and pet stores, and I'll skim through the deals section on online shops and on Ebay And there's a lot of dodgy deals out there hahah!

http://www.bigw.com.au/home-garden/p...inee-fish-tank
$24 for a complete fish tank?! Ridiculous! And it is! In-store, some on the shelf were shattered and those that werent... well, look at the picture they included and you can see there the horrible sealing job!

Lot of crap on ebay as well. What's this? Current bid is only $30 with 4 hours to go?


Looks okay, so what's the catch?

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Colour Varies (SILVER, ORANGE, PINK, AQUA, BLACK etc ) - please understand these items are prepackaged and colour choice can not be made as each package is selected at random to reduce handling time and ensure quick delivery - please do not message me requesting colour as I can not honour these requests

Oh. Still, that didnt prevent me putting a $20 bid on another listing for the same item. I'd be happy with the black or silver, but I'd die of shame if it arrived with any of the other colours hahah.

Anyone else out there with a shopping problem and/or horrible goods to share? I wont judge!
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Anyone else out there with a shopping problem and/or horrible goods to share? I wont judge!
I used to spend far to much time in the SnS. My new years resolution was to spend less time and so far so good. I am trying to move focus of spending back to my car...but I have decided to re do my 55g so about $100 will be spent on that.
Mods can I be banned from the SnS? lol

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I used to spend far to much time in the SnS. My new years resolution was to spend less time and so far so good. I am trying to move focus of spending back to my car...but I have decided to re do my 55g so about $100 will be spent on that.
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LOL, I spend so much time at the LFS, some of the other regular customers think I work there lol. I never leave without buying some kind of plant when I am in there. The benefit though, if they have plants that are not doing so well, I get a steep discount, if not getting the plants for free.


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I'm just resigned to gazing longingly at the plant and fish at my lfs for now. My tank is too full at the moment!
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LOL, I spend so much time at the LFS, some of the other regular customers think I work there lol. I never leave without buying some kind of plant when I am in there. The benefit though, if they have plants that are not doing so well, I get a steep discount, if not getting the plants for free.
I wish my lfs had decent plants. All they carried for the longest was anacharis. I asked them a few times to order me some plants and they either never could get the plants right or forgot. Now that the owner has seen pictures of my tanks he has been ordering them in like crazy. To bad my tanks are all full now. However we talked the other day and I am going to be setting up a 40b planted tank for him and supplying him with clippings/runners for credit.
I figured since I didn't have a decent lfs for 50 miles I'd make my own (with someone elses money of course lol). He also told me he'll buy any shrimp that I breed.

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I wish my lfs had decent plants. All they carried for the longest was anacharis. I asked them a few times to order me some plants and they either never could get the plants right or forgot. Now that the owner has seen pictures of my tanks he has been ordering them in like crazy. To bad my tanks are all full now. However we talked the other day and I am going to be setting up a 40b planted tank for him and supplying him with clippings/runners for credit.
I figured since I didn't have a decent lfs for 50 miles I'd make my own (with someone elses money of course lol). He also told me he'll buy any shrimp that I breed.
That's awesome! My lfs only has one tank set up as a planted tank display. They have like 8 tanks with plants but I wish they would dedicate a big tank as a planted tank display. If you want saltwater displays though they have like 2 100+ gallons and then like 4 other tanks


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This one will be a display/sell out tank. I will make it look nice but other than that they will sell out of the tank. Now I've just got to get him to use some co2.

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