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Old 05-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #11
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It is the hidden cost people don't think about. My water and electric is doubled since my saltwater tanks. The cost of bulb replacement is 300 alone for the 4 bulbs. Then all the food, salt, test kits and the equipment that seems to need to be replaced for one reason or another.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #12
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Come on now Joy13 ,you edited your post to say $2.00 per gallon per week,before it was $2.00 per gallon per day LOL. Per week might be close.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #13
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My 40 gallon weekly upkeep isn't much at all really. Maybe 5 dollars a week? Of course you have the occasional purchase mixed in every now and then
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I started a 58 gallon roof tank where I got the tank and stand for free. This is what I've done so far... 300 for LED reef ready light, 160 for protein skimmer, 40 for pump, 400 for 100 lbs live rock, about 40 for salt, then assorted filter media would be about another 50 to start. Then there's livestock with 60 in clowns, 25 for falcon hawk, 40 for sailfin tang, about 30 for various snails and hermits and 15 for pseudo, and 20 for yellow watchman which has dissapeard ( I suspect he went into the liverock and just never came out for 2 weeks now, we assume he's a goner ). And I haven't even started with corals yet. But that's only the beginning, cause once I can get corals, that's when it's all over for me and ever having money again.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:03 AM   #15
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For my 175 gal
Given tank, stand, sump, skimmer, all pumps and power heads, some sand, most of the water. All that for free. Then we bought 400lb live rock 2900$, 3 x 400 watt MH 1200$, and 120lb sand 120$ so that means about 4200$. Add to that a 40$ a month increase on the power bill = a Lot of money
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For my 175 gal
Given tank, stand, sump, skimmer, all pumps and power heads, some sand, most of the water. All that for free. Then we bought 400lb live rock 2900$, 3 x 400 watt MH 1200$, and 120lb sand 120$ so that means about 4200$. Add to that a 40$ a month increase on the power bill = a Lot of money
Thats quite a lot of LR for a 175g. Any pictures?
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #17
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I think she means about $2 a day total consider'n the salt for weekly water change, The ro water for changes and whatever you'r do'n, Electricity to run lights and equipment, food for the livestock. So After all is said and done with the tank you're look'n at $60 a month to maintain it. Sounds about right to me if all that was included but it could cost a little more or a little less depend'n on where you are live'n.
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