how much is my tank worth ???

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    sluggerdood

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    i am selling my 40 g breeder it has no livestock left in it. i know how much i paid for it i just dont know how much i should sell it for.
    includes:
    lots of live rock.mix of Tonga, Fiji, and Fiji branch.
    coralife super skimmer
    custom sea-life inc. 2x96 watt PC lighting(one bulb needs replaced)
    2 maxi-jet 1200 powerheads
    glass aquarium heater
    5 gallon bucket w/other fish supplies
    has a hood but does not have stand
    plexi-glass top too limit evaporation

    any help with it would be appreaciated thanks
     

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I saw a used 125 with 130 something pounds of live rock,sump.lights,skimmer,everything go for $800 a couple of weeks ago.
    But you mileage may vary out where you are.
     
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    sluggerdood

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    Any one else ????
     
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    jr7168 Artic Reefer!

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    i bought an 84g with stand filters and 60lbs of rock for 230.. and i saw a buddy buy a whole 50g setup for 50 bucks but that was super low. the guy had it priced at 150 bucks
     
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    perhaps look for similar tanks on ebay and get an idea of what the market is willing to pay. It changes all the time over here.
     
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    I would try to sell it for 500 and if you can't then lower the price in 50 dollar incraments. Or you could just price each item individually and part it out. I think a lot of people like customizing there own tank, rather than buying a complete setup. They may want different powerheads, skimmer etc.
     
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    I would go on craigslist in your area and see what things are going for.. Even if the things are getting sold individual it will give you an idea..
     
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    You usually also end up getting more money if you sell off the pieces individually, rather than a whole setup
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Usually you can sell used stuff for 50% of what you paid for it -- including live rock and livestock.
     
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    i hear alot of ppl do that of settle for a target range of something you want.
     
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