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04/23/2006, 10:29 PM
I have a 75 gal Salt water tank and unfortunately I have to put it down due to a move :(. I want to sell all my live stock to responsible hobbyists who have established aquariums. I have 3 fish several corals and invertebrates. Please call me or email me for details or if you want to see what I have (see my gallery). I need to sell them before May 15th.
Thanks for your help ;)
04/23/2006, 10:44 PM
You have PM :rollface:
04/24/2006, 08:10 AM
Hey Cagdas, you did it!
It would help if you posted the livestock you have plus a price. It's actually RC rules that you have to post prices when selling stuff. I am sure things would get nabbed up pretty quickly if you made a list anyways.
04/24/2006, 09:12 AM
I am working on a list of live stock and the asking prices. I would be open to the offers. As I have most of them close to 3 years I am some how attached to them and might ask unrealistic prices but I hope we can work things around.
Thanks again for everyone helping me find new houses for these little creatures.
04/24/2006, 09:26 AM
Unrealistic prices are fine, it's just that you run the risk of having this thread completely removed by the Reef Central staff if you don't list prices for your critters. Plus people will be more inclined to buy them from you if you give them some idea of what you are looking for, even if it's a high price to begin with.
As an aside...if you price them high it's pretty doubtful that people will take them off your hands. It's just a function of "I can get this cheaper somewhere else" because these guys aren't attached to the little animals like you are. So picking up one from a LFS versus from you will be no difference to them, ya know?
I'm not trying to get you to sell things hella cheap...I just would like to see you find good homes for your stuff and am trying to help you with *how* to do that.
04/24/2006, 09:55 AM
Thanks for all the help Mel
Here is a list as I said if it sounds high we can talk if it sounds low then you are lucky I did not know any better.
04/26/2006, 11:31 AM
I guess the list scared everybody, I only heard from two people. As I mentioned before I am open to reasonable offers, I just want to find good places for the live stock. If I canâ€™t find anybody to take them I will give them to Ripley's Aquarium.
04/26/2006, 02:37 PM
It might be helpful to put the list directly into the post... I'm having trouble getting the file to open and I imagine others might be also.
Here's the list:
Brain Coral (Favites sp.) $50
Button Polyp (Protopalythoa sp.) Colony Polyp (Zoanthus sp.) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $100
Brain Coral, Wellsophyllia (Trachyphyllia radiata) $50
Button Polyp (Protopalythoa sp.) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $80
Green Reef Chromis (Chromis viridis) give away
Candy Cane Coral (Caulastrea furcata) $30
Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) $70
Yellow stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) ideally sell with the anemone $50
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) $15
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) $10
Ruffled Ridge Coral (Turbinaria sp.) $50
Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $70
Flower Pot Coral (Goniopora sp.) $40
Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus sp.) $25
Colony Polyp (Zoanthus sp.) $35
Hermit Crabs $2 each
Thin Finger Leather Coral (Sinularia spp.) attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $80
Other live rock with polyp offer
Live rock $5/lbs
I'd be interested in the pistol shrimp if you can ID the species, but couldn't pay more than the going online rate for it (~$15).
04/26/2006, 02:49 PM
I will try to format it and put it directly when I copy and past everything get mixed up. I will fix it today or tomorrow.
04/26/2006, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the list Dave,
I will try to identify the pistol shrimp, it is hard to see him but I will try my best.
04/26/2006, 08:00 PM
Ok here is what the pistol shrimp looks like I could not find the species name. I hope this will help. the picture is not from my tank I found it online but I know the one I have looks like this.http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/3555828.jpg
04/26/2006, 08:22 PM
04/26/2006, 09:47 PM
Several of you reminded me that the prices are very high so I would do my best to relocate all of the live stock. Thus if you like anything in the list and think it is too expensive please send me a PM and we can talk about the particular species you are interested. I will either donate them or sell them to you guys so anything would help me to set up a new tank in my new place. I can trade them with equipments or dry goods. Let me know
04/27/2006, 09:11 AM
Does anybody know where I can find a box to fit a 75G tank? Anybody recently bought one that came in a box and by chance keep the box. I am trying to fit it into a wooden cradle but nothing is big enough.
04/27/2006, 09:26 AM
I would love your zoas but I am very broke at the moment. For your tank, either buy some egg crate/foam, the kind that you sleep on or use blankets and shrink wrap. Put the tank in the wooden cardle and fill in the empty spaces with either more foam, blanket, or cardboard. As long as the tank does not shift in the wooden cradle is should be fine. Also if you are using a Uhal put the tank in the front and place heavy items to wedge it all in place. You should be ok then. Good luck
04/27/2006, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the tips KafudaFish,
The problem is I couldn't find a good base to build the wooden cradle I am working on it. For the zoas time is running out so I might give them to you and you can do what ever you can for me. We can talk around mid may. As I said most of the zoas are on big rocks that is why I asked little high I think I paid more to the rock it self. I also have small frags that you might like I can send you some pictures if you like.
04/27/2006, 10:27 AM
Wow, I appreciate the offer. If you are interested, I would hold them for you and would send you your frags back after your tank was set back up. We could work something out when the time came. I would hate for you to have to start over.
On the cradle, go to HD or Lowe's and buy a sheet of plywood. One sheet should do it. Simply cut to size and add one inch on each side to stuff padding in side. You could also put a top on it so you could put books etc. on top of the box during the move.
Use wood screws to secure all sides. When you unpack simply unscrew the screws and slide the tank out. The plywood would prevent the tank from moving and would protect the glass from something else hitting and cracking it. Hope that helps and let me know what you want me to do.
04/27/2006, 12:24 PM
I start thinking that it might me better to sell the tank too if I found a buyer. Is there any body interested in a 75 gallon tank and a stand? Let me know, moving this thing to California would be really painful.
04/27/2006, 01:48 PM
That's what I was thinking this whole time. I mean a 75g tank isn't that expensive, esp. if you move to California. There are TONS of reef clubs out there and I'm sure you could find a good used tank at some point.
I don't know of anyone who needs a 75g tank is the only problem.
04/27/2006, 02:27 PM
Yes you are right, I talked to the moving comp. and they said it is costing $120 to move the tank and the stand, if I could sell it for something reasonable then it should be easy to buy a new one or a used one. I was planing to go bigger anyway. But the problem is if I could find anybody looking for a 75 Gal tank. May be I can give the rocks to who ever buys the tank :).
04/27/2006, 02:36 PM
If you post in this forum (or even MTRC forum) saying that you are selling a 75g tank with free live rock...someone will snap it up.
Someone will buy it just for the rock, hah hah.
04/27/2006, 02:41 PM
i sure could use a little rock... but i dont know for sure if my finances will be back in shape by then. this tank upgrade has come at a bad time for my pockets. if i can i would like to try to get some. i'll keep you posted if it doesnt sell with the tank
04/27/2006, 05:12 PM
Dang... I just bought a 75 last weekend... Grrr... Figures...
04/27/2006, 06:35 PM
That is too bad it would be great save. How much you paid if you don't mind. I might have to buy one next month.
04/27/2006, 06:54 PM
I gave $250... The tank was reef ready and came with all the plumbing and the stand... Also it was practically new, only used for a few months... But... I had to drive to Nashville... He had it for sale for 3 months before I finally bought it though...
04/27/2006, 10:46 PM
I see that is a long drive. I think I would be ok with ~150 and may be some extra for the rocks but as always I am open to offers.
04/27/2006, 11:15 PM
Is the tank RR? Not interested just a question that will be asked if you are selling it....;) All the nice big used tanks for sell on ebay and the selling forums are in california. I would unload it and save the shipping/packing of it. When we got moving estements we figured out it cost more per pound to move things than they were worth. Some stuff was better to just sell in a yard sell and buy new. Good luck with the move. Thats a long way!
04/27/2006, 11:40 PM
I think the proper answer to the question is no. But I use an overflow box to circulate the water to the sump and a pump to return. But there are no holes or plumbing. Thanks for asking, I know the idea of selling the tank here sounds good but as Mel also pointed out it is hard to find some one looking for a tank in this short amount of time. I would have certainly be glad to find something like this when I started and paid over $350 for it.
04/28/2006, 09:37 AM
I hear ya about buying new before we thought about used! We have all done that :) Well, good luck with whatever you do.
04/28/2006, 03:17 PM
I baught my tank in Michigan for $350 before moving down here.. new from a petstore. Just tossed it into the back of my van and took off. The reason I did that was simple, I had the money for it then and in all likely hood.. I wouldnt when I got here :o) turns out I was right. Have room in your backseat by chance? hehe
04/28/2006, 03:28 PM
I actually will fly there it is 30hr driving and I don't what to do it alone. But I was tempted to do so because I had to sell everything and buy them again and start over. Well actually I missed doing that too but it cost a lot. This time I would definitely look for someone moving out :).
04/28/2006, 04:24 PM
Yeah, just hit up the local forum when you get there... I can't believe I spent as much as I did on my 125... Oh well, learned alot since then...
04/29/2006, 03:29 PM
3 days, with breaks for the night and you'll be there in no time hehehe ouch 30hrs!
04/29/2006, 05:54 PM
That is if you drive with 70 mph can you imagine U-haul truck with the tank in it going 70 mph for 30 hr. Ok we had enough fun now who is going to help me :). ct_vol will come sunday to check things around anyone else want to come by is welcomed.
04/30/2006, 02:21 PM
Ok ct_vol picked the brains (that sounds interesting) and a small frag of polyps today. He robbed :) me but oh well at least he helped me get some of the stuff out of my hands. So I think it is time to make some discounts. These might still sound high but I really donâ€™t want to just give away them either (I need money to set up my new tank). The Aquarium made (sort of) an offer but they want me to took everything to the store and look at them then tell me what they are going to give me and I guess if I donâ€™t like the offer I have to take all back. Too much work I need to go there and talk to them again. Any way hope some of you will like these new prices and make an offer we can still negotiate ct_vol can tell you how bad a negotiator I am. Here are the new prices
Name & Price
The tank and the stand $175 obo.
Button Polyp (Protopalythoa sp.) Colony Polyp (Zoanthus sp.) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $60
Button Polyp (Protopalythoa sp.) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $50
Green Reef Chromis (Chromis viridis) give away
Candy Cane Coral (Caulastrea furcata) two pieces $15
Blue Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) $50
Yellow stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus) ideally sell with the anemone $30
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) $15
Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni) $10
Ruffled Ridge Coral (Turbinaria sp.) $35
Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) Attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $50
Flower Pot Coral (Goniopora sp.) $30
Colony Polyp (Zoanthus sp.) $20
Hermit Crabs $1 each
Thin Finger Leather Coral (Sinularia spp.) attached to a big rock ~10 lbs $50
Other live rock with polyp $3/lbs
By the way Dave have you been able to ID the shrimp and do you still want it. Let me know.
04/30/2006, 04:11 PM
Well, he doesn't drive that hard a bargain for sure... And his Polyp rocks are pretty darn big... I've done well filling my tank thanks to a couple of movers... lol Thanks again...
04/30/2006, 04:21 PM
I would like to come by to shop please. Let me know when a good time would be for you. I would be interested in the zoas and maybe the LR. I could not do all of it but might be interested in a few pieces. Good luck with your move.
05/01/2006, 09:51 AM
I am usually at home after 5:30-6:00 pm weekdays, so just give me call and you can come any day. Weekends are more flexible. It is up to you I will pm you the address.
05/03/2006, 06:37 PM
i have sent you a pm
05/08/2006, 02:39 PM
I still have lots of stuff and time is running fast, vipjd will contact me this Thursday to pick up some stuff but I don't think he will buy it all, so if there is anybody who is still interested in something let me know if not they are going to Aquarium and who knows how much will they be in their tanks.
Thanks for everybody that helped I whished I found this forum earlier.
05/09/2006, 01:50 PM
Hey ct_vol how are the brains doing in your tank did they liked their new tank. post some pictures if you have time.
05/09/2006, 09:43 PM
Here is a few new pictures I took, I hope you like them.
05/11/2006, 11:23 AM
If you could drop to 75 bucks my wife and I could buy your tank off of you. Let us know.
05/11/2006, 04:19 PM
Just curious as to what you have left for sale and prices. Good luck with the move if I do not come by to shop.
05/11/2006, 08:39 PM
I still have most of the big rocks and the polyps, was expecting vipjd39 to come and pick some stuff but I guess he had some money problems. So I have the tank (sorry AndynSarah I can not possibly go that low on the tank) the live rock, two big rocks with zoes and polyps, Thin Finger Leather Coral (Sinularia spp.) and several frags. salt newbie01 will come and buy the shrimps anemone, and the clown. Of course if he will not have financial crisis, too.
Any way I want to thank all who tried helping and feel little bit bad that nobody had spare money to buy some good deals (well at least good deal in my standards) I hope I can find a deal like this in my new place.
05/11/2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks, Cagdas for the good deal on the small zoanthid rock. It likes its new home. Also, best wishes in your move.
Guys, if you want a big rock covered with zoanthids, Cagdas has a great deal on them. I couldn't count the number of polyps on the one. I might have taken it (the glowing green one, above), but I couldn't figure out where to put it in my tank without serious rearranging. The rock is at least 10 lbs alone. There is another smaller rock with the same polyps, too.
The flowerpot and the plate coral looked very healthy, too, but since he didn't mention them, they are probably gone.
05/11/2006, 09:09 PM
I hope you will enjoy them, I forgot the flowerpot I still have everything you saw in the tank. I just sold the blue tang today that is it.
Not much time left I might have to take them to Aquarium Tuesday, and box the tank. If there is still anybody interested in anything please PM me before Monday.
05/11/2006, 10:07 PM
Hey Cagdas...could I come over this weekend and have a look at that green zooanthid rock? I am getting a much bigger tank and could probably take it. I'll PM you.
05/12/2006, 12:19 PM
Cagdas, sorry, pics on Ashley's camera... Don't know where the cord is... Will try and get them up ASAP... But they're doing great!!!!
05/12/2006, 12:28 PM
Good I am happy that they do ok in your tank. Enjoy.
By the way I will sell the tank and the stand for $150 and that is as low as I can go. If there is still someone interested please PM me before Sunday.
05/12/2006, 12:30 PM
You have a PM;)
05/13/2006, 09:14 PM
I sold most of the stuff today and took the rest to Aquarium. I could not find the pistol shrimp I hope it went to one of you who by rock or coral, I tried to check the rocks I took to Aquarium several times but no luck. If you got it enjoy I did not see him much he was very shy.
I hope I can take care of the tank and start over when I went there. I will try to keep in touch.
06/09/2006, 01:23 AM
I finally made it to CA, unfortunately the tank did not make the trip. The movers should have dropped it or something it to the side. I should have sold it to the best offer. Oh well that is few 100s gone to trash. Let’s see when I would have the money to buy a new tank.
By the way the Aquarium paid me $48.75 for all the remaining things there was more then 30 lbs rock alone so I wished one of you bought all that stuff from me. $48.75 how did they calculate that this precise? I don't know.
I will let you guys know when I set up a new system.
06/09/2006, 08:54 PM
That is too bad about the tank. I am sure they are selling your LR for $8/#. Good luck and keep us posted.
06/09/2006, 09:30 PM
I'm sorry to head about your moving woes and your dealings with the Aquarium. I wish that I had more money on me at the time because I could have used more rock and you wouldn't have gotten as hosed. By the way, everything I got from you is doing great. Do you remember the zoanthids you gave me, and if so, do you know if they were a wild colony or some of Evil Mel's? They look similar to hers but seem a little different. When you set up your next tank let me know if you would like a frag of them.
06/09/2006, 11:41 PM
Hi again guys, yea the tank was a very bad news and I was very happy when they bring it I checked the front back the bottom and one of the sides and they were ok and I said oh thank god but when i open the whole thing I saw the only side I did not look was broken. Anyway I hope I can find a chep tank here.
About the zoanthids I bought a frag from coralreef and then grow them in the last 2-3 years so they might be wild colony i am not sure.
I will let you guys know when I set up a new system. If you guys send some pictures of the stuff you bought that would be great. Especially the fish I saw some pictures of the clown it would be good to see the hippo.
06/10/2006, 12:12 PM
Is there any chance you could just replace that one side? It would be a lot cheaper than a new tank, although a lot more hassle. Also, will the moving company cover the damage to your tank? Just a couple thoughts I had. Best of luck with your next tank.
PS: I will try to get a photo of the zoanthids later today.
06/12/2006, 08:13 PM
Here's the three I got from you
06/13/2006, 12:57 AM
Wow they look good. The color of the brain looks a lot nicer under your lights. I hope I can set up a tank soon we will see. I still could not found a tank. I will post some pics when I set something up.
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