Hi first off let me say that y'alls site is amazing, I have been to Gregs house and seen his tanks and have heard him talk about his club, but I am truely blown away by the level of greatness that y'all take it too.
I wasnt quite sure where to ask this so I hope its the right spot.
I asked Greg for his advice on the subject matter and he suggested that I pose the question here as well.
My little girl is turning 4 in Oct and she is absolutely in love with fish. Last year she was with me when I was buying some groceries at Walmart and we just happened to be over in the pet section buying dog food and she saw the fish tanks, I kid you not we stayed there for 25 min looking at 6 tanks, 2 of which were empty. And since that day when we go to walmart we HAVE to go see the fishies. So much so that when she helps her sister clean up her room and she gets to pick a prize all she wants is to go look at the fishies because I think she knows that one day I will break down and by her one. I have yet to bring her to an actual pet store for fear her head might explode.
So a few weeks ago I was doing some furniture scavenging looking for a dresser for one of my other daughters and came across this dresser/cabinet that would be perfect for a fish tank stand and couldnt pass it up.
So now my thinking is get her a fish tank for her birthday for 1 present and then for the big present take her to a pet store and let her have fun picking out fish.
So I started looking on Craigslist for used fish tanks and the prices are either really cheap (which screams something may be wrong with the tank) or really expensive (which with 4 girls and a wife that cant work is out of the question)...but there did not seem to be any kind of middle ground, and I am no expert on anything fish related except for how to cook them, so I turned to Greg!!!
So my question (which I know realize I probably should have just asked without all the back story) is what is a fair price to pay for a used fish tank?? I am looking for anything between 55g-75g and should I look for a used setup that includes a pump and filter or should I not buy those used?
Thank you for any help and insight y'all can offer.