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How do you utilize evilbay?

What are the aquarium supplies/stuff that you exclusively or regularly turn to ebay or amazon for?


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Unfortunately e bay links aren't allowed here, but both are actually very good sources of supply. You could pretty much find anything from either vendor you mentioned.
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eBay is good for sunsun filters and other knockoffs, anything you're willing to buy used, and lots of odds and ends like drop checkers, extra parts, etc.

In my opinion amazon is great for other equipment, heaters, filters, etc. brand new as well as some odds and ends similar to [Ebay Link Removed] Assuming you can't find it cheaper elsewhere of course. Free two day shipping with amazon prime is a huge plus.

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I get my sponge filters for my shrimp tanks there. The last one I got was $3 shipped and the seller was located in the US.

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i usually find amazon to be a little cheaper because items over $25 qualify for free shipping (usually thing Amazon sells directly)

ebay should mostly be for used items
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I've purchased a lot of glass accessories on ebay (lily pipes, diffusers) and have been very happy with them. Ebay has some advantages in that (as mentioned) you can sometimes find things used at very good prices (although Amazon does sell some product used as well). Ebay also has bill me later on many items which allows you to easily extend payment.
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Ebay fishwise I have done lights, plants.....filter

I'm less of a fan of Amazon and tend to only use them when I have gift cards.
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Ebay also has plant vendors, although I would only purchase from domestic vendors giving the issues that can develop from purchasing plants overseas and having them shipped to the US.
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Got some neat corner nano sponge filters from the bay.

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I buy lux meters on Ebay, and modify them to PAR meters for sale on the For Sale forum here. I usually buy 5-6 at a time, and have had only one somewhat bad experience after buying over 70 lux meters.

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The bay for CO2 parts and lights. Amazon for anything Finnex.
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Used canister filters and parts. I got my Eheim for half what a new one costs, with shipping, and just had to get new clips for it. Those were $2.50. Great deal, and it works perfectly.

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id say cherry shrimp , there always cheaper on ebay than on here
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Ive bought sun sun filters from there, bubble counter and recently hydor kor pump. I always check amazon, ebay and a google search. usually ebay is cheapest. Im glad for US as Im located in Canada, much much cheaper in US.

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I have bought flame moss from ebay and it was a good experience but filter stuff and light stuff all comes from amazon for me especially because I have amazon prime.
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