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Old 01-14-2005, 11:36 AM   #11
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I agree with quarry... I would rather not know. My wife keeps threatening me that she is going to add it up one day!

I keep looking at a 125 to replace my 75 too

It is a good hobby but it is not cheap and it can be time consuming too!
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:41 AM   #12
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I agree with quarry... I would rather not know. My wife keeps threatening me that she is going to add it up one day!
LOL, my wife is always (with a slightly sarcastic tone) telling people that I have spend $10,000 on the "stupid fish tank". She is way off ...................I think 8O
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:45 AM   #13
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LOL.................I can't believe how much the stuff adds up, it's unbelieveable. If $ is a factor, perhaps one of the 12Gal (and they make 24Gal now) nano cubes would be a good start. You keep the cost down and still have a nice little setup.

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Old 01-14-2005, 11:52 AM   #14
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The only problem with starting with a nano is that if your new to sw, which I believe the original poster was, then starting smaller will be a lot harder to maintain. Nanos IMO are for more experienced hobbiest. In something so small, when something goes wrong, it goes bad quick.
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #15
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my wife is always (with a slightly sarcastic tone) telling people that I have spend $10,000 on the "stupid fish tank".
So you figure it must be much more than that, huh? I have to guess (and I don't dare know for sure) that I've easily spent 4.5k in under 3 months on this addictive hobby. I could *very* easily spend another 2500 (more light, associated chiller, calcium reactor et al, more power heads for the tank, refugium parts ...) and I'm only running a 120. With a 210 I'd be *dangerous*!
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:30 PM   #16
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I keep telling my wife that it is almost done and won't require was much attention. For some reason it never happens. I have to believe it will be one day though. It is hard to be a perfectionist is this hobby.
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ROTFLMAO, your wife and mine could have a great (you know what) session about us. I tell mine basically the same thing.
"Hon", it's set now. Just need to buy a little salt and food every month".
As I'm holding a bag of snails behind my back.
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After reading all of these posts, it seems safe to say that if money is a concern, you should not start. I just wish that I had done this kind of research first.
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ROTFLMAO, your wife and mine could have a great (you know what) session about us. I tell mine basically the same thing.
"Hon", it's set now. Just need to buy a little salt and food every month".
As I'm holding a bag of snails behind my back.

LOL, qshark.

My rents are like...."you spent how much?"

I got my tank and stand for free, thankfully. And plan on buying about another $100 worth of 'useless crap' (from the point of view of some) this weekend.

Ahh..it's great.
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Old 01-14-2005, 05:16 PM   #20
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i have a 75 and a 55 for my sump but i might sell or not (i need the money but expensive to by new tank but i have fond deals in the newspaper)i have no clue. I am just conctrateing on my future new pondthats if a sell the two tanks. (i have the liner and 125 preformed tub that has been set up for the past two years and a very great deal on a liner a 10by 15 foot liner for only 50 bucks! got it on a going out of bussiness sale from franks) i want to do a fowlr at the start but after a year or so i want to add one or two corals

As you can tell i dont have a job and need one real bad and want other things(laptop). Sorry for gettin of topic.

In time that deal will come everytime i look in the paper the sw tanks for sale are always like 700 to 1500 bucks Got the 55 ga with everything for 95 bucks and the 75 gal with everything for 150 bucks
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