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Old 09-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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Can't you find some odd jobs now like mow yards or pull weeds to get you there faster
I mow. And there's only rich people around me so they have professionals do that stuff. And the 5$ a week is from mowing
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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I mow. And there's only rich people around me so they have professionals do that stuff. And the 5$ a week is from mowing
Wow that must be a really small yard or some really stingy people lol. Have you asked if your parents will work out an allowance deal with you and tell them its going into the tank to make the living room look better so its win win
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #13
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CRAIGSLIST!!! If you don't want to buy something expensive & new, buy it used & cheap. You can get a stand, tank, sump & accessories at $200 I'd imagine, for a 20 or 30 gallon tank. If you do get one, before you buy it, make sure that it's worth the money and check for chips in the glass/acrylic. Ask questions like "how old is this tank?", "Who is the original owner?" etc. I got my 70 gallon glass tank, plumbing & pump (although that part was useless), and acrylic sump, one bulb light fixture, bulbs, and stand all for $260. AndrewPistol, I believe her name is...( hope I didn't mess that up), just bought a 150 gallon tank, sump, stand, and accessories for $100! You just have to find a great deal and negotiate for sure! If you find something and you want to check if it's a good deal or rip off, go ahead, post it!
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Agreed keep on eye Craigslist I got a BioCube 29 with chemicals for 100$ then I found a lady giving away 40pounds of rock/sand 2 clown fish and a goby, for 100$.

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I just got a 90 gallon great set up with built in sump and a 250$ skimmer with 75lbs LR and some other stuff all for 350$ just keep looking. I've seen a few 29 gallons for 150$
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I would try to increase the chores around the house and maybe work for one like that and go halves with your parents.
They may enjoy a small tank with some nice fish if you have talked to them about it?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #17
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Wow that must be a really small yard or some really stingy people lol. Have you asked if your parents will work out an allowance deal with you and tell them its going into the tank to make the living room look better so its win win
2 acre yard. And "Allowance is for ungrateful and spoiled children". It's great. Thanks everyone for the advice! Anyway in a 20 long what else could I add other then a pair of clownfish? Any gobys or starfish? I know nothing about saltwater
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I'd say look at some of the AA articles as they are very informational/helpful when starting up a saltwater tank.
Quick stats on fish, inverts, corals, etc.
Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums
Another online store:
Buy Saltwater Fish & Coral - Marine Fish, Live Coral, Salt Water Aquarium Fish, and Tropical Fish from BlueZooAquatics
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
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I'd say look at some of the AA articles as they are very informational/helpful when starting up a saltwater tank.
Quick stats on fish, inverts, corals, etc.
Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums
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Any articles on how I actually set up my tank? Do I put salt in before or after the waters in the tank?
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You need to mix the salt separately in a 5 gallon bucket with a powerhead for each water change too. Salt that is undissolved will harm fish! Never add salt directly to your tank!! Probably won't remember this, but just in case, when your water evaporates, you must add RO/DI water (no salt, just freshwater) to the tank because what happens is the water evaporates while the salt stays behind, raising the salinity so you have to bring it back down by adding freshwater.
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