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Old 06-17-2005, 01:26 AM   #1
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How much have you spent?

My friends and I were discussing today how expensive this hobby is, and were both surprised and upset about how much we've spent.

How much have you spent on your tank?


Before fish, I've spent almost 1200 bucks, on just a 30gallon! Heh, I could have bought a big screen TV.
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Geeeze. I don't even know. Three times that maybe? 8O
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:41 AM   #3
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I haven't been keeping track, and I don't want to know. I got my initial setup for free so that "saved" us a bunch of money.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:31 AM   #4
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too much.. over 8k.. on three tanks.. only have 2 now though.. and another 3k on my new 5ft set up on its way
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:51 AM   #5
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29 gal Tank= $289
New Hood = $ 197
4 live plants bulbs = 4 x $5
fish= $150
canister filter= $234
plants= $400 (lots died)
heater= $50
airpump = $30
and thats just my 29 gallon
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #6
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a bunch
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:40 AM   #7
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I work very hard to not have a paper trail on how much I have spent on my tank. I would have to say I have spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $....oh crap...her comes my wife!
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Oh crap is right! I have a 120. I'm guessing the number is up over 5K but I don't want to know exactly what that number is! The free stuff ends up costing me more money...
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I can't say that outloud.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:21 AM   #10
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$1200 on a TV, that’s is not that big. I have to many hobbies.
Home theatres, Car audio, woodworking, bamboo, yard work, computers, cars, …..

I don’t know how much I have spent on my 90g FW or my 30g SW but it is a lot lest then my other hobbies. To tell you the truth, I think it is the most rewarding dollar per dollar.

I probably put $25k into my car audio projects. And I don’t have much to show for it. But with the fish anytime a guest comes over they can see what we have spent money on.
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