View Full Version : buying tanks online

12-12-2006, 07:36 PM
Hi, i was wondering if anyone knows of a good website for buying resonably priced tanks.I would appreciate any suggestions. I am searching for 55-85gallon tanks for some cichlids.Thanks.:)

12-12-2006, 11:44 PM
I haven't done business with them before but many have. They have a huge selection of both glass and acrylic at reasonable prices. www.glasscages.com (http://www.glasscages.com)

12-13-2006, 07:00 AM
Since tanks in that size range can be found so inexpensively just about anywhere, it is really not going to be inexpensive to buy one online, unless you can find a great deal on an auction in your area. Tanks are heavy & delivery is expensive. I bought some tanks from glasscages, because I wanted some big acrylics. Even though they were making a stop in my area, and I had to go meet the truck to pick them up, there was a $60 shipping fee.
Last time I was at Petsmart you could get a 75 for less than $200.

12-13-2006, 08:48 AM
exactly. shipping on ebay for a 10gallon is, like, 50$. Not worth it and it may get damaged being delivered. Just shop locally!!

12-13-2006, 08:18 PM
OK thanks for replying.

12-15-2006, 11:44 AM
well u can catch great deals locally on ebay, cp is right about the shipping slightly, its expensive sometimes but sometimes u can catch a good deal. I bought a 5 gallon tank with everything u need, filter,filters,heater, the works for 15 bucks plus 5 shipping and handling.

12-15-2006, 02:26 PM
You can catch good local deals too on craigslist.com

12-29-2007, 08:12 PM
I have seen used tanks with stands sell for a very reasonable prices at http://atlanta.craigslist.org/ here in Georgia. Just type in main city in your state. I started by going to craigslist.com and then typed in atlanta. You have to pick up the items your self, though. Stands are more expensive than the tanks at stores. One person told me she adapted a wine stand into a stand. Making stands requires tools or knowledge of how to balance out uneven cuts made at hardware store.

01-05-2008, 08:07 AM
Yeah you can get crazy cheap deals on ebay or craigslist. Last year bought a 75g loaded with heater, magnum 350, lights, rocks and other supplies for 150 bucks!

01-05-2008, 06:09 PM
love craigslist. Thats were I sold my 40 gallon. I sold it to a really nice family---tank, stand, hood(bulb 2), heater, airpump, and airline tubing for $60. GOTTA SPREAD THE FISH LOVE!! lol :split:

01-09-2008, 08:20 AM
you can also check the classifieds or buy/sell forums on different websites. i got a 150 gallon with glass hoods and stand for 400 this past july. it just took some searching and a little luck. good luck.