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Old 02-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #11
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As stated it all depends on what type of system you plan on Cost will run from $5-25 per gallon A FOWLR can run you little $5 per gl. A full blown SPS $25+ per gl. One word of advice get lights that will support SPS coral. New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay We all say all we want is a FOWLER thats where the addiction starts.

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #12
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Mines a 29 gal and it's already costing me $750...saltwater is expensive...get used to it.

Fish: 1 Occelaris Clownfish, 1 Firefish Goby, 1 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Blue Green Chromis.
Corals: Green Star Polyps, Armor of God zoas, Purple People Eaters zoas, Button Polyps, Kenya Tree Coral.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:08 PM   #13
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If you go with fish sand and live rock you can actually spend significantly less. To start my first salt tank I paid 100 for salt, sand, rock and fish. An additional 100 for the 55 gallon tank and stand. I just did a fowlr setup and bought the setup from someone who didn't want their tank anymore. Check Craigslist for deals I saved a ton of money buying things off there. I didn't want to spend a large amount as I'm not really into corals and I knew I could upgrade later if I ended up staying in saltwater.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:41 PM   #14
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It is a lot more expensive than freshwater. My 10 gallon FOWLR cost about 400+ dollars. My 20 fresh didn't even cost 100.
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About 700 if you want to sustain coral and have a nice health tank while limiting work and maintenance cost. More money up front = less work and less money in the long run.

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