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Old 10-05-2004, 10:31 PM   #21
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sorry........im buying the dummie book.......
i wont say the su word anymore........
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:36 PM   #22
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and how much does a thing of live rock usually cost?
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:56 PM   #23
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average would be around 5.00 per pound. A pound rock is about the size of a baseball. (rough guess)
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:28 PM   #24
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and you need at least one pound per gallon... and you need to be starting with an absolute minimum of 30 gal for your first SW tank. Expect to spend $1000 in your first two months, and don't expect to get your first fish for at least 6 weeks after starting.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:34 PM   #25
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Flamingonhot seems to be quite an appropriate avatar LOL....Listen to these people, trust me
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:44 PM   #26
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You don't want to spend 30 bones on a tank, go buy a bowl and a beta....
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:04 PM   #27
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I think we all need to both be a little more supportive as well as a little more receptive, on both sides of the conversation.


I think $1000 might be a little high. There are frugal options out there (Trust me, I'm rather frugal myself! [and by frugal, I mean broke! lol]) You can save a lot of money by researching things first. Get what you need and get the RIGHT thing the first time. You can save a TON by stocking your tank with baserock first, then adding LR, etc. there are a lot of ways you can save money. I got my 55 going for a lot less than $1000. But you have be patient and you have to research. Research in books, on the web, ask questions here (which you will hopefully get friendler responses to in the future )
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:12 PM   #28
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1000 dollars may be a bit high. but not by much. I spent over 1000 bucks on my 37 gallon tank before I added one fish. Now I did take a bit more of an expensive approach, but I think if you plan on spending about 1000 bucks for setup, you wont be shocked in two months.

also, do alot of research. alot of people don't really catch the saltwater bug. It's better to work through it now and save yourself alot of time, money, and headaches two months from now.

I researched for a year before I bought the tank.

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Didnt know anyone on here lived in the "Armpit of the World"?

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