Originally Posted by dorian965
yea, i got a 55 used with live rock and fish for 300 and ive spent 800 on filters,skimmers and power heads.havent even got around to lights and coral.
This sounds familiar. I bought fish, inverts, LR
, and substrate from someone that was moving for $80. It was such a great deal that I couldn't resist, despite the fact that I had decided a few months earlier that it was too expensive...
So I had to buy a tank and stand. And then lights because there was one poor bleached anemone I tried to save. And the material to build a new stand because I wasn't happy with the old one. And several pieces of plexiglass as I experimented with sump setups, along with PVC
for overflows and returns and a pump. But it was such
Of course, Hurricane Rita came and knocked out the power for three days. Grrr. Lost most of the inverts and one of the fish. The rest made a trip to TN in a 5 gallon bucket where they suffered for a month in a 29 gallon tank. Did get a deal on LR
Back to LA, shelled out the money for a DSB
to replace the CC
. Also bought the skimmer I had been lusting over and had built the sump to hold...
But it was such
Of course, now it's set up, ready to morph into a reef tank instead of a FOWLR
. *watches the money slip through her fingers*