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Old 03-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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10g nano reef build

hello all as a few of you may be aware im starting the journy into salt water aquaria im well aware 10g is small but im willing dedicated and diligent. im a sw newb so please go slow with me i more than likely wont be starting this tank untill nov dec but nows the best time to start saveing and to research i was looking into a 10g nano reef with inverts more than likely a star or two. idreaminsaltwater's fionance set a sw reef up for under 200 and thats what im going for could you guys m gals help me set up a parts list etc. and tell me if i need a sump or refeguarium( i have no clue what either of these are) thank you very much

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any sw help at all will be greatly appreciated my big concern now is a parts list so ii can save n hunt for deals

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Okay, here's a list of parts:

-Tank
-Filter
-Heater
-Lights
-Sand
-Rock (Base or Live, your choice)
-Test kit (API Saltwater Master will be good to start)
-Hydrometer/refractometer (Refractometer would be the better choice)
-Salt mix (If you're making your own SW)
-Powerhead (luxury item, not necessary)
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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Okay, here's a list of parts:

-Tank
-Filter
-Heater
-Lights
-Sand
-Rock (Base or Live, your choice)
-Test kit (API Saltwater Master will be good to start)
-Hydrometer/refractometer (Refractometer would be the better choice)
-Salt mix (If you're making your own SW)
-Powerhead (luxury item, not necessary)
sorry if i was to vauge but a general price range would be greatly appreciated you said your fiancée set up one for under 200 thats kind of what im going for and i live in ri so any helpful hints on where to go would be aamazing

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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My suggestion: FishNeedIt 24" T5HO for lights, AquaClear 50 for filter, and Koralia Nano for Powerhead. Be frugal. Don't impulse buy, and I suggest don't buy local. Typically Amazon will have the cheapest prices you're gonna find even when you factor in shipping.
When you factor in everything (rock, sand, water, inhabitants), it will be near impossible to keep under $200. But I know you can definitely get your setup for under $200.

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Standard 10g: $10 (Petco $1 per gallon)
Filter: ~$35
Heater: ~$25
Lights: ~$70
Test Kit: ~$20
Powerhead: ~$30

The rest falls on you, pretty much.
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My suggestion: FishNeedIt 24" T5HO for lights, AquaClear 50 for filter, and Koralia Nano for Powerhead. Be frugal. Don't impulse buy, and I suggest don't buy local. Typically Amazon will have the cheapest prices you're gonna find even when you factor in shipping.
When you factor in everything (rock, sand, water, inhabitants), it will be near impossible to keep under $200. But I know you can definitely get your setup for under $200.
i dont mind if maitnence inhabitants etc carry it to above 200 but base setup itd be very nice to kkeep it at 200 or less should i do my shopping online? i dobt kknow of very many saltwater places in ri

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thankks a ton the tank filter heater i plan on buyin in store my only concern is shipping on a T5H0 fiixture is shipping outrageous or is it rather reasoable

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I did almost all of my shopping online.
I already had a heater, thermometer, and sand. The one thing I bought local (not online) was a moonlight and I payed way more than I should have. (Well, I bought my rock and water local as well) Definitely buy online.
Some will suggest you buy used; That's a personal decision. I personally am weary of buying used, but that's just me. If you're okay with buying used items, by all means check Craigslist and forums.
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thankks a ton the tank filter heater i plan on buyin in store my only concern is shipping on a T5H0 fiixture is shipping outrageous or is it rather reasoable

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ok not to bad my bday list this year is definitely consistentiing of alot of fish stuff. do i need a sump refg or w.e they are? tell the truth i dont even kknow what they are or what they do

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