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Old 06-04-2004, 01:06 PM   #61
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In my 40 gal. I have at least $1,500 invested with ease. I agree with MadManMac
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:19 PM   #62
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. Denial, it is not just a state of mind, it is a way of life!
I thought it was a river in Africa??
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:29 PM   #63
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I have a 60 gallon and already have $1600.00 invested.
Im planning on buying a new lighting system this weekend and getting 40# more of live rock so about $2100.00 after this weekend.
Still have about 4 fish I want and im going to start getting corals soon.
Im guessing by the end I will have spent $3000.00 - $4000.00 bucks
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:43 PM   #64
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I recently up-graded my 40 gal reef to a 72 gal BF reef-ready by oceanic. I added up everything today and it came to about $3,800. That is for all of the hard goods, equipment, LR, LS fish, invets, and corals. Price does not include on-going maintaince. I get so much enjoyment out of it that I do not even care what I have spent on it. However, if my wife knew the total I would be living it with my fish, probably in the driveway.
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:58 PM   #65
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So, based upon all the posts in this thread, it would appear one should be able to calculate the optimum size aquarium in gallons based upon complexity level (budget - moderate - high end). I may develop a mathamatical formula with graphs to illustrate this point the next time I'm bored to tears in a meeting or on a conference call.

Larger, or more complex aquariums seem to be in the $30-50 range, while smaller, budget systems are in the $10-20. Interesting stratification.
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:23 PM   #66
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I thought it was a river in Africa??
That's right, it is where we go to vacation from reality.
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Old 06-09-2004, 11:15 AM   #67
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I have about 9K in my 105G system, but that also includes re-occuring expenses such as salt, test kits, etc. My tank is about 7 months old. The strage thing is that I haven't lost much livestock at all, and I run a natural tank with very little equipment! Where does it all go LoL
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if u get very very very lucky 500 bucks for everything used tho
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So far, its only costing me my marriage, but hey, nothins free, right?
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Old 07-04-2004, 04:28 AM   #70
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My set up:

190 gal

Tank $200
Sump $70
Coral Life Salt $ 75
Pumps and PowerHeads $220
lights 2hqi and 2 actinic $550
Stand $120.00
Live sand $90
LIve Rock $ 160
heaters $ 18
Plumbing and RO/DI water $180.00
GRAND TOTAL $1683.00
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