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Big tank + undersized cabinet = full stop

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 07, 2014 09:00 AM
I don't like to shame anyone, but I couldn't get over this eBay aquarium listing. This is the most expensive and dangerous used 180 gallon system I've seen. For $5,000, you can own the big aquarium, its canister filter, its goldfish/koi, and the tank's alarmingly undersized cabinet.
Big tank + undersized cabinet = full stop

Living life on the edge ...

This eBay listing is cringe-worthy.  The sight of an unevenly supported and elevated glass bottom for a tank of this dimension (72 L x 18.5 W x 27 H inches) sends shivers down my spine.  One end of the aquarium overhangs the edge of the cabinet by several inches and is wrapped with what appears to be a foam bumper to prevent children from injuring themselves when bumping into the exposed bottom corners.

Yikes!  I'm almost tempted to buy this aquarium for the safety of the tank owner and his family.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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