Free freshwater 120g glass tank setup

Discussion in 'Pay It Forward' started by JVU, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Free to a supporting member-

    My daughter’s planted freshwater tank with complete setup and livestock. 4x2x2 ft, which works out to a little less than 120g. 1/2 inch glass. We bought it used about 6 years ago, I don’t remember how old it was then. She’s off at college and I don’t know much about freshwater.

    When we bought it we also bought a new large fluval canister filter, and new in-tank UV sterilizer.

    Tank/stand/equipment are in good condition, no problems I’m aware of. T5 lighting system with 6 bulbs, with 2 on 1 plug and 4 on another, probably need to be changed but they seem to get the job done. The cabinet is wood and I think was a custom build by the previous owner, workmanship is ok. A bunch of assorted equipment is included like heater, power strips, water change siphon, net, meds, conditioner, carbon, food, whatever else is there.

    There are 4 fish, a bunch of small snails, and some translucent shrimp. Lots of freshwater plants.

    It’s a nice setup. Why free?
    - It has been getting only the bare minimum maintenance but even that is more than I have time for, or at least interest in. Priced to move as they say.
    - I don’t know enough about it to answer a lot of questions like people would ask if I were selling it for a lot of $.
    - I want the “buyer” to completely handle moving the tank out of my house into theirs, including draining, breakdown, carrying, driving, setting up, restocking, etc. So you’ll need at least 1 buddy, a truck/SUV, and some familiarity with freshwater setups.
    - I’m “selling” everything together, no piecing out, because I don’t want to be left with anything or have this drag out.
    - Sold as is, but it is running now and everything seems fine to me.

    I’m in Walnut Creek. PM me. It would give me warm fuzzies if this tank were going into an educational/kid setting, but not required.


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  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Dang that’s a nice tank to start. Good luck to whoever gets this


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  3. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I would love to have this
     
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  4. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    Hmmm, already have set up a 120 gallon reef in the elementary school, a 120 freshwater planted in the local elementary school would be twice as awesome.
     
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  5. Put me in line for this if the others fall through. I have someone that's been wanting a planted tank for a long time, but she can't afford the set-up.
     
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  6. Actually take me out of contention. I didn't see LordHelmet's response. Better for it to go to a school. I'll find other equipment for her. Actually only need a UV sterilizer and canister combo plus a light for her anyway. I have an aquarium set-up I can grab when I need.

    LordHelmet -- let me know if you need help setting this up at the school.
     
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  7. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I have a canister for her if you are still looking


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  8. What ya got?
     
  9. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    your daughter did a great job with that plant tank!
    my compliments and congratulations!
     
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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Fluval 305, but you need to buy new media


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  11. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    Bruce, you take it. I was only thinking out loud at the moment. While I think the school kids would love having 2 interesting tanks in their library I think it would be a little much for me to maintain.
     
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I’m behind Bruce if he doesn’t take it, I’m thinking replace it with my foggy 90g, but that will be a lot of work....


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  13. I'll take it.
     
  14. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Bruce
    I’m sensing a bit of an aquarium “problem”
    My sympathies and understanding
    Best fishes
     
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  15. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    that fluval canister is a beast and will do amazing at keeping that thing clean.
     
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  16. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Did you pick it up?
     
  17. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Thanks for the quick responses and all the kind words. Pending


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  18. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    Very nice planted tank
     
  19. At the point I stake out an entire hill, build a small house size structure, fill it with 71 tanks and have seawater tanked in every week on a flatbed truck every week I don't consider my hobby a problem.....
     
  20. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Yeah I’ve seen that “problem”


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