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Old 05-15-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Making the jump in a few months.

I've always wanted to start a saltwater reef tank, but have never gotten around to it. I am in college so the finances have never really added up. Recently, however, I gained a second job at a reef store in Orlando. As the only one at the store who doesn;t have a tank, I finally feel it is time to take the next step. I will be moving in about two months so I will wait a bit before starting. I'll be saving some cash in the meantime.

So I have some questions.

Due to space restraints and college living, I am looking at about a 30g tank. Would it be cheaper/more budget efficient to get an all in one system or buy stuff separately?

I am looking at keeping some fish, live rock, and corals, nothing too high maintenance.

I am also trying to map some of the expenses I will be running into. Any thoughts?

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Old 05-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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For starting out an all in one system is perfect. Has lights and everything just add rock and water. There are also loads of customizations/upgrades that can be done so it's a good system to get your feet wet with.

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Looking to start a tank in a couple months.

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