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Old 11-29-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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stocking prices

for a pretty average 40 gal tank, what would teh total stocking bill cost aprox?(Including corals fish inverts live rock/sand) Not asking for anything real specific, just opinion form expereince

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Old 11-29-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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That really depends on the animals (I'm assuming you're talking about the critters not the equipment). You could do it real cheap with a few damsels, or there is this wrasse which looks awesome


but is also $200 (about the price of 40 damsels )

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Old 11-29-2005, 08:19 PM   #3
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That is far too vauge to get a good answer to. It could cost several hundred dollars to stock a 40 gal reef.
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i'd say total everything.. anywhere between $300-$500 dependant on the livestock and coral species..
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Agree with the others. To many options. Same as saying I want a car, how much are they.
Give us a idea of some fish you are looking at or just check out prices on liveaquaria.com, saltwaterfish.com, fishsupply.com, etc.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:19 AM   #6
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37 gal reef.

corals....180(about 60% done)
Inverts .....200
sand.......50(can cut cost by finding argonite play sand)
Live rock....50 lbs @ 3.99 a LB = 250+ after tax.(again can cut cost by making your own rock out of argonite sand and concrete)

So I spent about 780. All of my fish are smaller so naturally they are about half the price of say a flame angel or blue tang.

I picked up a lot of frags to cut cost. Also I have mainly cheaper corals, there are certainly a few not-so-cheap SPS corals I have been looking at but the wallet is the main factor.

This also does not factor in a few sick fish I purchased from a BAD lfs.

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green Bubble coral, hammer coral (8 heads!) ,various Zoos,green finger leather, green star polpys ,shrooms
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