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Old 01-07-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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I just added up what I have in my 150 reef tank. I knew I had a lot in it but not $5,000 worth allready. I know a lot of you have a lot more than this in your tanks and I feel your pocket book pain. LOL
I was told that this was an expensive hobbie but I now know what they mean. I wish i had never added up the recipts. I can advise any new comers to not add them up and destroy them upon recieving them, LOL.
If I could go back in time and change anything it would only be buying it all sooner.
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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LOL, I would be afraid to add up my bill.
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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I hear that. I have about $3500 tied up in my 90G, not including maintenance items such as salt, test kits etc. This is when it becomes more of an investment than a hobby. lol
I wouldn't trade it for the world though.

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Old 01-07-2005, 07:00 PM   #4
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My husband used to complain about how much i spend on my tank (even though I do it in stages) Now I used to smoke then I got pregnant with my daughter 3 years back and quit....now I tell him I am just spending the money i would be spending on ciggerettes (cuz beleive me, thats expensive too!) He doesn't say much anymore lol. But yeah, I have put some money into mine too....but I see it as a priceless biology lesson for my kids...makes me feel better
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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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Old 01-07-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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I know what you mean...I have close to $5000 in my 72 gal. reef. Just started a 12 gal nano reef and I am in the planning process for a a 30 gal Cube to be a clam and SPS tank. It just keeps adding up...It may be exspensive, but i do not have another hobby that I enjoy on a daily basis like reef-keeping. Money well spent in my opinion.
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BTW...way to kick the habbit Clown! from on addiction to another, huh?
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Thumper, I feel your pain. I used to keep a spreadsheet of my costs to date. I stopped that at the 5k mark
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After setting up my 55 Gallon FW community and hitting the $1000 mark in 2 weeks I stopped taking home receipts. Everyone at my LFS knows I'm the guy who doesn't want to look at my receipts, everything's in the computer if I have a problem later. Now I'm getting into SW/reef I don't even want to think of what I'm spending lately. Add to that the fact that I got laid off last month and just bought a 38 to do another reef tank today, I think my fiance is going to kick me in the hoohoos when she gets home tonight... BUT I wouldn't trade this hobby for anything! And since I quit drinking a few months ago I tell my fiance that I can either spend a few hundred a week at the bars or on my tanks and that keeps her quiet for awhile... Joe
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We need another 150 pounds of lr to start with and then we will start adding the corals. I feel as if we just got started good, LOL
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I don't think about it, or let my wife think about it.
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