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Old 01-14-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
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cost

about how much does it cost to set up a sw tank
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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What size tank are you interested in? What type(FO, FOWLR or Reef)?
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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set up or fill up? sometimes people switch those words around a lot.

set up - not a lot.
fill up - a whole lot.

good lights are the most expensive part IMO.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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a standard fish only is pretty cheap. If you add live rock figure about another $5--$6 per lb of liverock and you need abut 1 lb per gallon for most liverock. A reef ready to house corals and fish you can figure on at least $25-35 per gallon as a pretty accurate estimate.
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Agreed. It all depends on the type of set up you want and the cost of things to put in it.

Live rock and lighting are the most expensive things for setup, IME, but the cost of those vary too. I think captivereefs estimate is pretty accurate.
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #6
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Here is the cost breakdown of my 15g tank. This stuff adds up quick!

$35 tank
$65 stand
$10 glass top
$40 aragonite substrate
$150 live rock (bought locally)
$130 pc light fixture
$160 skimmer (highly reccomended)
$15 maxijet
$15 minijet
$15 heater
$75 clean up crew (about $2.50 each locally, 30 critters total)
$50 marine test kits
$30 salt mixing bucket + heater + powerhead to mix water
$5 siphon
$15 salt mix, save money by buying this is larger quantities
$20 light timers (i have 2)
$5 power strip
$10 mag float
$5 kalk mix
$50 fish
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$890
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Ugh..not sure I want to do this but I will try...this is for my 180. It's been a while so I might be guesstimating or totally off.

2 Overflows $ 300
33gal Wet/Dry $300
Mag 18 water pump $200
ETSS Reef Devil Skimmer $250
Inline Check Valve $35
2" Black Sand Bed $50
200 gal Salt Mix (just for start up) $50
Artificial Reef Ornament $150
2 Steath Heaters $30
402 Powerhead $35
2 PC's $150
Black Background $15
New Glass Tops $32
Penn Plax Back up Pump $15
110gal RO/DI $115
SW Master Test Kit $40
12' 1 ID tubing $20
Zoe, Zoecon, Garlic, Prime, TLC and some others $65
Stocking $250

If that's everything (which it may not be) Total is $1902...keeping in mind that I am NOT doing a reef

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Old 01-14-2005, 11:18 AM   #8
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Thank goodness I got the tank, stand and canopy for FREE..ZERO....NADA
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Cost....I don't even want to think about it.
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:25 AM   #10
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Yeah I looked at grimlocks post after I posted to see if I missed anything...I did....

Trashcans/Buckets....another powerhead for those...power strip...timer power strip (which I love and highly recommend)...siphon and gravel vac....YEESH
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