View Full Version : Free 180 gal. tank ,stand & canopy
07-19-2004, 12:42 PM
check here ;
I call sounds good but to far for me you boston & N.H. should check it out
07-19-2004, 01:16 PM
ok who's getting it
07-19-2004, 01:36 PM
I would love to. It just won't fit in my house. I would just resell it...
07-19-2004, 01:38 PM
Are you gonna sell it or use it Piscevore?
07-19-2004, 01:43 PM
I'd be setting it up as a big tank. We're moving into a big 3brm apt Oct 1st,
so I would be totally hooked up!
If anyone can help, give a call, 617-784-2002
07-19-2004, 01:49 PM
ok what do i get for a finder's fee LOL
07-19-2004, 01:55 PM
Might need more than one person to help...
180 gal is gonna be pretty heavy no?
07-19-2004, 02:23 PM
The guy said 300 lbs.
07-19-2004, 02:25 PM
07-19-2004, 02:30 PM
i would love to have that tank. first person up there huh?
07-19-2004, 02:38 PM
no , just talked to him the is at someones house you need 4 poeple there's six stairs & a railing it took 4 people to get it in there
07-19-2004, 02:42 PM
six floors of stairs?!?! wow.
07-19-2004, 02:43 PM
NO! Can't be. Six total STEPS!
This is how urban legends start...
...and the guy carried the 300# tank down 6 FIGHTS of stairs!!!
07-19-2004, 02:46 PM
that's what he said & the back has to be lifted over a railng to get it out
07-19-2004, 02:51 PM
ok what do i get for a finder's fee LOL
cool, glad someone in the group got it
07-19-2004, 02:51 PM
Is there no elevator in this 6+ story home of his?
07-19-2004, 02:54 PM
what are you talking about THERE ARE ONLY 6 STAIRS
07-19-2004, 03:11 PM
little... go back and read posts 14-15...
Then read yours, 16.
07-19-2004, 03:14 PM
wow, your right , so easy to do that Scavdog you posted then post disappeared are you getting tank ??
07-19-2004, 03:20 PM
No no. Its 12 flights of stairs (stay away from my dern tank...)
07-19-2004, 03:23 PM
Hahaha, I heard it was top floor on a skyscraper up there in Maine.
I guess Smokey lives up in the penthouse...
07-19-2004, 03:45 PM
I wonder who's on the way to Maine ? ? ? ? ? ?
07-19-2004, 03:52 PM
the race is on don't forget the finders fee LOL
07-19-2004, 03:57 PM
It turns out, the tank is in downtown ogunquit, a long trip, and it might not even be available for pickup. The guy giving it away isn't the owner. He's an "aquarium maintainer" and it is a "customer" in ogunquit.
07-19-2004, 04:29 PM
I hate to tell you guys this but ...... I got a call at 1:00 from someone that was on the way to pick it up :mad:
Sorry But :D for him :eek:
He is a club member and you all know him, Maybe he will post here ? :o
07-19-2004, 04:35 PM
Well well well...
A man of action. While we all sit here chatting away and making plans, someone is actually getting the work done.
That is why some of us become wealthy while the rest of us don't. We are too busy talking about it and not acting on it.
Congrats to the Man...
07-19-2004, 04:42 PM
The person "on the way" isn't going to get very far unless he has paid the piper or something.
The gentleman who is giving away the fish tank has not been contacted to the best of my knowledge, to set a time up to get into the business he owns. I'm waiting for him to set a time up for me to stop in, and he had not yet been contacted as of 30 minutes ago.
That said, I commend the person who can, at the drop of a hat make a 180g tank *<(disappear)>*!
I would love to go pick this tank up but I know a 180 is a little to big for my place at the moment....unless I set it up downstairs :)
07-19-2004, 05:05 PM
but it will fit in my house. if i can just find a ride. *hint* *hint*
07-19-2004, 07:03 PM
I had spoken to the gentleman around 11 AM and he said he was going to look up the owner and call me back. I told him I would arrange for a ride, but needed to know when I could pick it up so I could plan my day. However I heard nothing all day long. I just called and found that someone else also contacted him an hour ago and said they would pick it up "definitely" tomorrow. I am now apparently in line whether I like it or not. It's up in the air now :(.
07-20-2004, 07:38 PM
ok who got the tank
07-20-2004, 07:53 PM
seriously. stop being so secretive and come out and tell us. haha.
07-20-2004, 07:54 PM
The tank owner still hasn't contacted Tom. I have someone waiting to pick up the tank, but the guy isn't getting in touch with him.
07-21-2004, 04:54 PM
Wish I had the space to store this baby.
I think I was the first to see this post on the morning of the 19th.
pretty hard to convince 3 friends to go move a tank that you won't use for several yrs. oh and by the way...can you store it in your house too? not happening
07-21-2004, 11:48 PM
I have a big basement...:D
07-22-2004, 09:19 PM
anybody pick up the tank yet
07-22-2004, 09:58 PM
07-22-2004, 10:08 PM
This wait is killing me... I might go up there tomorrow and just "help myself" :)
07-22-2004, 10:10 PM
not if i get there first.
I read on reefs.org that someone was picking it up the morning of the 20th
07-23-2004, 11:13 AM
Yeah, That was me.
And the owner of the tank took his sweet time (all day) deciding to let us in. So it wasn't picked up. The owner, despite his generosity, is very un-reliable.
07-23-2004, 11:15 AM
that stinks, what happened? sounds like he did let you in eventually, but you didn't pick it up? I don't understand
07-23-2004, 11:39 AM
I just got off the phone with Tom again. We're -still- waiting to get let in :)
07-23-2004, 12:01 PM
so you're taking the tank piscevore?
07-23-2004, 12:03 PM
Almost positive. We're talking to the owner right this second (he finally called back) and arranging the pick up time.
07-23-2004, 12:05 PM
cool. what size tank do you have right now?
are you going to set the 180 up right away?
07-23-2004, 12:17 PM
My reef is currently a 40. I have a 72 bow tank I can't fill until I leave this apt. We just put a deposit down on a huge beach house in swampscott, and I will be able to set the 180 up there :)
Nice so I can give you my 60G for a sump and take the 72 bow :)
07-23-2004, 12:23 PM
I tried to convince my gf to sell the bow tank, and she WON'T DO IT.
It was all planned out, I'd get rid of a couple 20's, sell the 72, put the money towards skimming and lights for the 180. She was like, hands down, NO. SHE wants teh bow tank. It will be -hers-.
No argument--her word is law
07-23-2004, 12:52 PM
Uhoh!! And she is only a GF...Wait till she is a wife.
Oh, you can still make out on this one, Sell it to her! She isn't related yet. That is quite a generous gift. At a minimal, get some sort of credit. Count it as a Birthday/Christmas present...
I am assuming you don't have a joint bank account so she can't use the excuse, what is yours is mine and what is mine is mine.
07-23-2004, 12:57 PM
We have a joint account, but!!!, we also have seperate ones :)
While I spend all my money on her fish tanks, she can pay the RENT instead :) hehehe
07-23-2004, 02:45 PM
she's got you by the balls.
07-23-2004, 02:53 PM
07-23-2004, 03:05 PM
Take advantage of this while you can. If your relationship becomes legal, forgetaboutit. Take what you can now cuz soon it will ALL be hers.
Sell it to her!!!
She doesn't read these posts does she? I don't want her to come track me down...
07-23-2004, 03:12 PM
David, watch out, she just applied for her conceal carry permit today:)
Fortunately, she doesn't read any of this :)
As it stands, I'm going up to maine in the morning, and we're picking up the tank.
07-23-2004, 03:28 PM
Good deal!! Glad you are going to get it.
At least someone on BRS is getting it.
07-24-2004, 08:10 AM
You guys have it all wrong.
This is a win - win, see you allow her to put her foot down and "make" you keep another tank. Now you get an extra tank and next time an issue comes up you were a good boy and let her have her way last time.
07-24-2004, 04:56 PM
Hehe. Amen Marco!
I have the tank! It has dual overflows,pre drilled, I even was able to save the bulkheads! The stand is in great shape, its got a sweet hood, even came with custom glass tops (i probably won't use em). The durso stands were all there, everything was in way better shape than I thought. The guy flipped out when only two of us showed up. He was telling us how we couldn't get it out,etc etc.... A guy I've worked with for a real long time knows I can carry 200lbs no sweat, and I know he can too, so we just said "F" it went just the two of us. We both grabbed an end, walked right out the back door. No steps, no bending, no railing. The guy didn't think we could carry the tank that far... hehehe. No sweat. We went out the back door, around the house, and into the dump body of Kev's Dodge V8. Grabbed stand, top, and we were done. I've got a free 180(woo hoo!)!! I'll post some pics later.
07-24-2004, 05:36 PM
lucky bastard. i hate you. haha.
07-24-2004, 05:43 PM
sounds like Hanz and Franz moving company
07-24-2004, 11:00 PM
07-24-2004, 11:15 PM
Damn that is insane.. I helped someone move a 150 before and that thing was so heavy.. I gave up and let a thirid persono help instead :) :)
BTW, is that house sitting right in front of the beach?
07-24-2004, 11:36 PM
Nice, a 180 weighs in at 338 lbs, had to get mine out of a basement when I bought it. 2 people can carry it, but 4 are nice for safety
07-24-2004, 11:39 PM
Which house? I pulled the tank out of a Condo, right off of the main drag (no pun intended), in Ogunquit.
My new apt is located about 3 minutes brisk walk from the beach :)
I'm curious to see about grabbing my water from the beach!
07-24-2004, 11:52 PM
The Swampscott place. I want a beach house.....
Is that safe, to use seawater? Isn't the water around here pretty poluted?
better keep an eye on the fish, they may pull a 'nemo' and make a run for it.
07-25-2004, 03:50 PM
lucky s.o.b. good deal...
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