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I’m a garage sale fanatic. For every 10 garage sales I go to, at least one will have aquarium stuff. The tanks usually range from fish bowls to 10 gallon tanks, but occasionally a big tank and stand will be for sale. Bowls and tanks are often accompanied by a bag of gravel, some décor, and/or LED lights. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across filters and heaters too. So garage sales are another alternative to finding very cheap aquarium accessories. There is a risk of buying faulty products, so be sure to test filters, heaters, and other electronics before adding to the tank.
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Hey I was just wondering, I may be moving soon, and wanted to know if there is a specific place where you could get the cheapest aquarium stands, because the new house may not have a spot like I have in the house I have right now. Thanks.An aquarium doesn’t have to have gravel or sand, but for appearances, giving your animal a more natural setting, and a place for harboring beneficial bacteria, most aquarists buy substrate. Aquarium gravel is not that expensive to begin with, but there is a cheaper alternative for those buying in bulk. Pea gravel is often used for landscaping, but it is safe for aquariums. A lot of stores, like Menards and Lowe's, will have pea gravel; compared to the weight and cost ratio, you are getting more for your buck than in pet stores. So if setting up a natural-looking environment, pea gravel is definitely the way to go; the gravel is earth-toned with a mixture of off-white, brown, and grey pebbles.Craigslist is a great way to find cheap aquariums; especially the large sizes (50-100 gallons). The best part of all: often owners will include additional items that go with the aquarium, such as the stand, gravel, filters, heaters, décor, fish medicine, and food. Sometimes they even include the fish (if wanted). So if looking for large aquariums, craigslist is definitely a strong choice. Just be sure to inspect the tank for any damage before paying the owner.Get the ultimate DIY book ►

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A basic aquarium pump has may uses when it comes to "Do it Yourself" and the aquarium hobby.

This is yet another use for one! A cheap and simple sponge filter. In my opinion, every fish tank should have one.

As mentioned in the video, you would have an already cycled filter for almost any situation. Make yours today for your fish tank, and it could possibly save you some real problems in the future!

To clean this filter, it is best to do so during a water change. Drain old tank water into a bucket, and rinse/squeeze the filter into it. When depends on how much you feed and how stocked the tank is. usually once a week is best.Aquarium sand is a bit more expensive than gravel. Pool filter sand is pale and looks natural in aquariums. Just like pea gravel, they are sold in bulk and a lot cheaper than those meant for aquariums.When dealing with a 50 gallon or more, odds are you’re just going to have to buy an aquarium stand. Again, craigslist often has large stands for cheap, but their tanks are usually bundled with it.