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75 Gallon Price

Hi all,

Anybody have a good idea of what a 75G and Stand would run. Ive found one in the paper for 325. Obviously I haven't laid eyes on it yet. Just curious on opinion.

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That is a bit much to pay for a used tank and stand unless the tank is in pristine shape with a really nice stand.
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I only paid $50 for my 75. It was used and it was just the tank, no stand....
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I've seen them new for $100. When on sale, they can be as low as $75. Used, even cheaper. Unless it's an exceptionally nice stand (think ADA wood cabinet), or it came with a bunch of accessories, I'd look elsewhere.

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where did you see the new 75 gallon tanks for 100$?
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Yea, just be patient. I just got a used (no stand) 75g for $75 on craigslist. I'd highly recommend checking that and the local newspapers.
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i bought my 75 gallon tank new for $125.
i searched around for stands but found that they were more expensive than the tank itself. so i finally had the lfs order me a metal stand, that added about $70 to the price.

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where did you guys find the new tanks for that price 100 - 125? LFS, or bigger company like petsmart? because I'm looking to get a 75 gallon.
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i got mine from a privately owned fish store. big name stores like to rip you off on new tanks and stands.
you can probably ask your lfs to order a tank for you if they dont carry them.
they should be more than willing to help if you let them know what you need. sometimes they can even get rare fish/plants. they have access to lots of distributors so it doesn't hurt to ask.

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I saw it at PetSmart.

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all SuperPetz pet store/warehouse;
had the Black trim 75g 48L 18W 20H
for only $75 last Month, so obviously
you are getting ripped off, cowboy.
even with a stand, you should be
paying half what they quoted you.


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Hey all.. He said he saw it in the paper. Doesnt necessarily mean its used. It could be an Ad in the paper for new tanks and it might possibly come with accessories.
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or it could be an oceanic 75g.

my lfs typically sells aga/perfecto 75g tanks for $125-140. occasionally they'll go on sale cheaper. the big "death merchants" often have $1/gallon sales.

you won't be out anything if you go and have a look.

tank stands can get expensive quickly. esp if you consider the quality of construction for most mfg stands. can you build your own?
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I see 75 gallon tank, light, glass top, wooden stand (kind of cheap looking) for $300 all the time. So if you're buying a used one for $325 that's too much. HOWEVER if the stand is a very nice wooden one, then that's a good deal. Tanks are tanks, around $125 new but wooden stand range from $150 to $250.
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One good point to look at with cheap tanks is build quality... I rushed into setting up my 55 years ago and wish there was a 75 in it's place.

Don't be fooled. Mine is fine if you like wide glass cross brace with rough edges... This is way before I knew anything about ADA and Oceanic high standards. Mine is sort of an AGA clone with a crappy cross brace.

Stands are simple to build. If you need furniture quality for the looks it's gonna cost ya regardless.

If I didn't have a two year old to keep from the gear my home spun steel tank stand wouldn't have a skirt around it. Cost of the stand. Nothing. Just have friends with scrap steel and had the leveling feet from some PBX in my past. But a materials list couldn't be much for the steel from a yard.

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