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Old 03-02-2014, 05:34 PM   #11
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Was thinking In the $200 to $300 range. Possible?
Maybe if you do a FOWLR (fish only with live rock) then again you may be pushing close to 400$


Can you make a list of what you have available to use? Like equipment and test kit wise?
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try and buy as much used equipment as you can that will cut down on costs i see you live in atlanta i do as well join the local atlantareef forum they have alot of good deals on used equipment members sell on there i got a real nice setup this weekend off there from a local member myself
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Was thinking In the $200 to $300 range. Possible?

10g tank $15
Korilia nano 240 $25
Ac30 hob filter $35
10 lbs base rock $35
Sand $20
Clamp on light $30
Ro/di water to initially fill $10
Instant ocean salt 50g bag (not sure if it makes 50 gals or it's the volume never used IO salt) $30
For a total of $200 start up
Weekly $5 on ro/di for top offs and weekly wc

Add $100 for the taotronics dimmable LEDs and another $20 for reef crystals and you could do a reef. All of the above would work on a 20g fowlr aswell with a little more spent on the tank and rock obviously.
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Have no equipment currently. Would be buying everything new/used. most likely used. Just wrory when I see caked on salt on all the old used things. makes me wonder fi they will work.
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Have no equipment currently. Would be buying everything new/used. most likely used. Just wrory when I see caked on salt on all the old used things. makes me wonder fi they will work.
Just soak it in vinegar to remove that and use a stiff brush and scrub a bit
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