Originally Posted by ellisz
Don't even want to know. Big tanks = big cost. I spent $450 on my skimmer and that about killed me!
8O do I want to know what skimmer you got? Prob. not
Well I stopped keeping track for fear my parents would make me take it down (lol) but here is an estimation...( I will do the 29, then I will make a guess at what I will be spending on the 75...)
29gall tank/ lights/ plastic hood $79.99 (now I know I over paid but then I was stupid LOL)
coralife superskimmer 125-$127.99
65watt current fixture-$63.99 (which I would have bought two...)
40 lbs. aragite (sp?) sand-$40 (and I got a discount
test kits-$23 ish
22lbs. live rock from liveaquaria-$108 or so with shipping
12lbs. lace rock- $22
tomato clown-$17.99 (gave back due to aggression)
yellow tailed damsel-$5.99 (gave back because I added him first and he thought he owned the whole tank)
Pajama cardinal-$17.99 (sill have)
baby pajama cardinal-$14.99 (passed away...unknown reasons)
O. clown-free (still have), well I got him as a "trade" for the tomato
six line wrasse-$19.99-(passed away because he "crawled" under a rock and suffocation
Six line wrasse-$19.99 (still have)
Bicolor blenny-($16.99)got with a $30 gift card for my b-day (still have)
Bangaii Cardinal-$17.99 (still have)
Royal Gramma-$17.99 (still have)
yellow tailed damsel-$4.99 (still have)
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp-$29.89 (passed away because I diddnt acclimate long enough
Candy cane coral frag-$10.99
2x mushroom frag-$10
not to mention all the salt etc. ... and I am prob. forgetting things....and also not including tax...
$738... I hope my parents dont see this LOL
I will make the estimate for the 75 later ...
Well a start on the estimate for the 75...
75gall/stand/glass top/pathetic stock light-$388 (mom does not want used tank...)
4x65watt coralife fixture-$130 or so off ebay...
hang on overflow-$110 or so
/siclon/glass/buffers for turning 29 into sump... roughly $50 or so?
more sand-about $80 or so...prob. more
22lbs. live rock from live aquaria-$108
20lbs of lace rock-about $40
(that would give me 76lbs of rock all together)
$15 pouds of lace rock crushed for sump-$30
20 pounds of sand for refuge-$20
im forgeting things I know but...
but OMGOSH I just added up those and that is $1026...all of a sudden I dont feel to great...LOL