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Old 07-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #11
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How do u cycle a tank
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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There are articles on how to cycle a tank. I'm not sure how to do links, but there is lots of info on that out there. Be sure you read up in it and understand what is involved.

I would not do a flame angel in a 30g. I suggest going to places like liveaquaria.com and research any fish you are thinking about. Pay close attention to the recommended minimum tank size. If you put a fish in a tank that is too small, it is very likely that it will have health issues. Stress causes problems and not enough room to swim is a huge stressor for fish.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #13
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How much would I cost to start my aquauim with some soft coral and half live rock have base rock
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:59 PM   #14
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That is tough to answer. You might be able to get some live rock somewhere like Craigslist for $1 a pound versus $5-$9 at a LFS.
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I know it takes longer to cycle but I, gong to do mostly base rock and a view of live rock
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #16
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What r some cheap lights but u can still grow soft coarl
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:55 AM   #17
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Tank size?

Edit: disregard. I see 30 mentioned earlier. You're probably best off just buying one of the taotronics on eBay. Really can't beat the price and you will likely want more than softies eventually.
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How much combining substrate fish only base rock no live rock lights soft coral and chemicals for cycling will cost me I want to save as much as I can
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my advice is dont skimp, buy the best you can. i learned the hard way buying cheap is not good you will end up having to buy better equipment later. as for your question, id budget for about $800-$1000 for a decent tank and equipment
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my advice is dont skimp, buy the best you can. i learned the hard way buying cheap is not good you will end up having to buy better equipment later. as for your question, id budget for about $800-$1000 for a decent tank and equipment
And that is just for starters. This is an expensive hobby. And a somewhat time consuming one as well.
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