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Old 07-21-2006, 09:24 PM   #11
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I just stopped adding up how much I have spent.
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Try reading and keep reading and then read some more. Take your time and try pricing it out with several different scenarios. This truly can be more of a headache than buying a car!

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Old 07-21-2006, 09:41 PM   #12
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I sold a kidney and my middle child to help pay for my 100 gal.
LOL! Where did u sell ur kidney? Im also interested in doing that
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:51 PM   #13
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thanks for the responses guys, i appreciate the warm welcome

if/when i decide to make the leap to sw, i'll give you guys a shout when purchasing the stuff

chances are, that might be at least a year away though

just the same expect to see me float around the sw forums
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:13 AM   #14
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Sounds good HC. I know I have seen you around and responded to some of your threads in the F/W forums right?

I will let you know how my knew S/W venture goes!!
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sure thing mike
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:57 AM   #16
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Instant Ocean: $30./bag
Protien skimmer: $240.
Maxi Jet Powerheads: $35. ea.
Hours of colorful entertainment : Priceless!

Take your time, write down exactly what you plan to purchase, then check online regularly.
I got lights and a gently used skimmer off of ebay. Made friends with a lfs that doesn't carry sw items, but was able to order the ph's at cost through them and will eventially get a light upgrade through them as well so I can go full reef. LR came from another lfs that just happened to be selling off their 180g. show tank. 3yr. old lr from established reef for $3./ lb!!
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You can get the 160Lbs of salt for the same price online....

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I just wanted to chime in that i am also in the process of converting my 55 gallon fw to sw and it looks like its gonna cost me (buying online) about 200-300 on equipment alone and an additinal 200-300 for the live rock and thats not even starting on the fish!!! but i have found that it is very addicting and so much more challenging, fw was just getting so boring for me.
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