Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Inland Empire, CA
Haha, well, I was hoping to get a larger tank that already had a working filter in the process to use in the future, but yes, that idea crossed my mind! I had one goldie die this morning, but he's been sick since I got him. The rest were doing fine. I split them into two groups. I put the four largest in a 40g plastic bin with a 20g filter (It's all I've got for now!) and the other four are still in tank.
Unfortunately I live find of far from anywhere really. It's ~25 miles down the mountain just to get to the nearest city (which is where I'm looking lol), and the more populated areas are either much further north or much further west. I've been looking in all inland empire (even in LA, San Diego, and Yuma, AZ) but so far everything of interest is too far to drive, since I have to rent a U-haul, any tank wouldn't fit in the back of my new car.
I DID see an acrylic 60g no stand, with what I believe is a marineland canister filter, but they want $120 for it. It's more local.
I might just skip for now and wait for one of the $1/g sales to come around again. In the meantime I'll look around for a stand. What I mainly hoped to save money on was the equipment - especially the filters. The decent ones are pretty costly.