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Old 01-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Want to start a sw tank

I need to know everything so please help
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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Reef aquarium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ;
Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank. ;
We have a series of articles to help get you started.

All good reading; good luck.
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Ok just an estimate if I wanted to start up a 55g with all the good stuff how much would it cost me
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All the good stuff? You could end up spending a few thousand! lol For example, this is what some reefers are going with, LED lights.
Marineland Reef LED Light Fixture.
You could also spend a few hundred on a protein skimmer and filtration. It's up to you.
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I paid 180 for the skimmer 200 for the stand 55 for the tank 65 for the heater about 100 on water movers 45 dollars on bulbs 109 for my light fixture 3 dollars for a thermometer 50 dollars for premade saltwater 80 dollars for live sand and 120 on live rock... So ya around a G-note to get u started
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Hey Scarfish, 55 lbs of live rock for $120? That's a great deal!
Tdukes22, Craigslist and eBay are sources too for equipment but "buyer beware!"
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Hey Scarfish, 55 lbs of live rock for $120? That's a great deal!
Tdukes22, Craigslist and eBay are sources too for equipment but "buyer beware!"
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I paid 180 for the skimmer 200 for the stand 55 for the tank 65 for the heater about 100 on water movers 45 dollars on bulbs 109 for my light fixture 3 dollars for a thermometer 50 dollars for premade saltwater 80 dollars for live sand and 120 on live rock... So ya around a G-note to get u started
Thank u I deff have to hit you up for all this info when I do this cause I'm a collgeg student and a g is alot cuz I'm trying to get a car some maybe by June and I'll probably buy a little stuff here n there but I want to hook upy fw before the sw
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There's a cheaper route; but "cheaper" is a relative term here. To save $, you could buy mostly dry rock and seed it with a little LR; same goes for the sand. Buy dry sand, it will become "live" eventually. You could go w/o a protein skimmer but that would mean "religious" PWcs. And you could save on lighting if it were a FO or FOWLR tank.
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No I got around 17 pounds for 120
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