what is the cheapest fish tank build that you have ever done?

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Mine is a betta fish in a 5 gallon tank that i got for free from my teacher in 4th grade
 

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My 1 gal snail jar (middle and right are snail jars) :p
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Or for fish, my 2.5g betta tank
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angelcraze

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My 90g. I got the tank and stand for 20$ used, have soil, PFS and 2nd hand gravel, used mopani 5 pieces for 20$. The african plants costs me the most, but I the rest of the plants are extra cuttings from my other tanks. Eheim 2217 I got off kijiji for 40$
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Fish are all my babies born in my tanks. So free!
 

Amazoniantanklvr

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Um
I don't got for cheap.
I go for quality but looks of the best deal on it.
So I usually have had middle price range tanks.
My future shrimp vase/bowl will probably be the cheapest though.
 

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My 90g. I got the tank and stand for 20$ used, have soil, PFS and 2nd hand gravel, used mopani 5 pieces for 20$. The african plants costs me the most, but I the rest of the plants are extra cuttings from my other tanks. Eheim 2217 I got off kijiji for 40$
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Fish are all my babies born in my tanks. So free!
OK. No fair!!!
You practically stole that tank!
A tank that large for $20 must have an issue or two.
And how do you get wood so cheap?
I spent like 70 for TWO pieces.
And you practically stole the filter too!
 
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angelcraze

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OK. No fair!!!
You practically stole that tank!
A tank that large for $20 must have an issue or two.
And how do you get wood so cheap?
I spent like 70 for TWO pieces.
And you practically stole the filter too!
Hahaha! Yes it was a steal. Older lady had to get rid of the tank, and a friend of mine thought of me! It has some scatches and I had to paint the strand bc it had some rusty spots, but not bad shape. It holds water :)

I was a deal seeker. Now I way too many tanks and fish stuff I have to sell a bunch myself lol!

Oh and funny story about the filter. It was someone living 5 mins from me. He kept the filter filled and didn't clean it to preserve BB. But it was sitting stagnant for who knows how long. When he opened up, OMG, you should have smelt it. It almost made me hurl. He explained why he kept it like that and asked me if I wanted him to clean it. I was like yes pls and picked it up the next day. Was missing a few components, but nothing I couldn't DYI and use anyway.
 
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OK. No fair!!!
You practically stole that tank!
A tank that large for $20 must have an issue or two.
And how do you get wood so cheap?
I spent like 70 for TWO pieces.
And you practically stole the filter too!
We gave away a 90g tank on the stand, nothing wrong with it except it was taking valuable garage space. There are more empty aquariums around too.

Unfortunately I don't think anyone's close.
 
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