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Thread: I can't win!

  1. #1
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    Angry I can't win!

    I can't stand this. I bought my AllGlass 75g aquarium (which is still empty) and figured I would make a diy stand. I paid $279 for the tank alone. This was the best deal in town at the time. After failing miserably on the stand I broke down and bought the AllGlass black pine stand for $179. Now a competitor of my lfs, which I visit to browse but never buy from (he really screwed me and the wife over on a Front death) has the same tank, priced in a combo with stand, lights, heater, glass tops and $75 gift card free w/purchase for $299.

    Someone please fill my empty 75 up with water and drown me in it.
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    Been out of sight and out of (my) mind for a while. Thinking of getting another tank or 4 and rebuilding the fish room.
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    check out my webpage, not fish related but a great way to kill some time! www.buenojoe.com

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    WOW sorry, yep that would have been a great deal.

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    isn't that the way it always works though? when we have the money, no deals, when we are broke, everyone and their uncle has an offer.

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    Bummer!

    Best way to get over it at this point is to get that tank up and running.

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    wow I can get a 75g with hood/lights combo for only $199... even the tank cost seems high....
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

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    What?! $199? Is that an AllGlass or Perfecto, or Top Fin?

    Im shopping around for some tropheus moliro for it now. Hopefully it will be full soon.
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    Been out of sight and out of (my) mind for a while. Thinking of getting another tank or 4 and rebuilding the fish room.
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    check out my webpage, not fish related but a great way to kill some time! www.buenojoe.com

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    AGA tank, but that was a "special"
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

    My Tanks

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    "things" are supposed to be more expensive in NY. Was it a leaker? Missing a pane of glass? Bottomless?
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    Been out of sight and out of (my) mind for a while. Thinking of getting another tank or 4 and rebuilding the fish room.
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    check out my webpage, not fish related but a great way to kill some time! www.buenojoe.com

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    Actually many things are CHEAPER in NY because of the volume... cars are a good example... and no, its was a new tank with full warranty....
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

    My Tanks

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    Born to lose, destined to fail.....
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    Been out of sight and out of (my) mind for a while. Thinking of getting another tank or 4 and rebuilding the fish room.
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    check out my webpage, not fish related but a great way to kill some time! www.buenojoe.com

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    damn, wish i could find a deal like that.....theres a 46G bow front with stand at my wal-mart for $269 and i thought that was a good deal

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    Yeah a 55 gallon with stand hood and lights is about 300 dollars in Western Pennsylvania...

    Im horrible, i look in the classifieds for tanks anymore lol
    certainty of death? small chance of success?...what are we waiting for ?!

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    heck yeah on looking in classifieds... i am trying to find a good deal on a 125g for my boyfriend to buy me for birthday/christmas... i am desperate to find as good a deal as possible.
    <3 Kitty

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    I check the bargain box of the classifieds constantly, and when the wife goes out yard saleing she keeps an eye out also. I am doing the same for a 125....I really don't want to pay retail.
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    Been out of sight and out of (my) mind for a while. Thinking of getting another tank or 4 and rebuilding the fish room.
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    check out my webpage, not fish related but a great way to kill some time! www.buenojoe.com

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    prices are insane on tanks sometimes... even used ones!
    <3 Kitty

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