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Old 01/31/2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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Question Where to find Used Aquariums in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Des Moines?

So I need to find myself a used aquarium that I can hopefully afford. I want to start up with freshwater to begin with, but may switch to salt again. I'm going to spend tomorrow looking and hopefully buying. Any suggestions on where to look in either Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Des Moines. I plan on going to Des Moines tomorrow to look for a bit and if no luck come back to the Iowa City area. Any help on stores to check out would be great. Also if anyone has one for sale, I'm looking for something around 40-100 gallons. If it's a cube it'd be even better.

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Old 01/31/2009, 06:40 AM   #2
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I don't know where you plan to look for a used aquarium in Des Moines, but I'd suggest that your best bet is to sit right where you are and wait for this posting to work. If you're going to DSM anyway, then fine, but for the most part, the only thing you're going to find in DSM is new tanks or grossly overpriced used, and that only rarely.

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Old 01/31/2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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60g Cube listed here, don't know if still available

58g Oceanic listed here as well, don't know if sold

Craig's List IA Page

DSM "aquarium" search on Craig's List

DSM "fish tank" search on Craig's List

You get the idea.

Good luck!

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Old 02/01/2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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i have a couple tank and stands im trying to get rid of. one is approximately 60g (jebo r3100) and a 44g corner tank (perfecto pentagon). the 44g has been drilled, the jebo is not but can be. $150 for the jebo and $75 for the pentagon. im actually getting ready to list them so let me know.

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Old 02/02/2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for all your help. I actually got a pretty nice guy to start off with. A 58g cube-like all-glass. Now I just have to get it setup with some good filtration.

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