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Old 01-21-2006, 09:25 PM   #91
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it seems that i get every i need really cheap.

55-tank and old stand $30
New stand and canopy $200 (real oak)
Sugar Sand 40lbs $35
Live Rock 100 Lbs $20
200G Bucket of Kent $50
SW Test Kits $30
HOB Penguin filter $55
Odyssea 48" PC 260W $125
3-214 powerheads $51
Livestock $40

total $636.00
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:33 PM   #92
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20 Gallon FOWLR

Tanks and Stand (used)- $35
CC-$15
Argonite (hated the CC)-$15
Salt-$15
Base Rock-$30
SW Test kit-$30
Therometer-$2
Hydrometer-$15

And i dont even have the fish yet...
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:17 AM   #93
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I spent a total of $1200 on my 40 gallon tank thus far, but a lot of the equipment was carried over from my FW tank.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:58 PM   #94
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Just bought a great used setup that is 1 years old and the MH's are 2 months. Used is the way to go. I find awesome deals in my reef club. My 30 gal with everything new was double the price. Not including all livestolk because I can't even go there

90 Oceanic RR
30 Oceanic Custom sump
Black wood stand
Canopy with 2 250's DQI MH, T5 acintic, and moons
Octypus-150 skimmer,
2 Maxi1200 Mods
60 lbs of LR
free Lawnmower Blenny

$700
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #95
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$1,300 into tank, stand, hood, lighting, PH's, pump, air pum, heater and skimmer.
$ 300 in sand, cc, testing kits and br
$200-300 in LR that I'm planning on purchasing this weekend.

Still need to purchase a ro system, refractometer, heater, pump, rubbermaid to help with PWC's. With any of my hobbies I've learned that if done right it usually costs $$$. I almost have as much into starting up my tank as I have into my scuba equip. Although, I'm sure looking forward to sitting on the couch enjoying the beauty of a SW tank instead of taking to the water of Puget Sound in Dec. to get my fish fix.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #96
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I guess I lucked out... I bought an existing tank from Craigs list. The whole thing came complete, but it was in desperate need of a cleaning and PWC, also needed more cleanup crew, new light bulbs, etc. All in all, after the tank, parts, etc... I am only at about $400.
Anyone looking for another tank, I suggest checking your local Craigslist, as in Chicago area, I see a whole SW tank setup like every other week, at least.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:51 AM   #97
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total $2000. Its worth the investment. its peaceful Loooking at the tank every day.
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