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Old 12-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #21
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Mine wasn't impressed with aquariums since there are freshwater in her family. She came into my house for the first time and just went wow. It's a different story, saltwater is brighter with reef lighting that literally draws you in.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #22
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Mine wasn't impressed with aquariums since there are freshwater in her family. She came into my house for the first time and just went wow. It's a different story, saltwater is brighter with reef lighting that literally draws you in.
For sure my gf loves the tank but hates how much time I spend on them lol much more enjoyable
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Keep to the topic folks.
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the amount you spend is directly related to how high end you want to go. Also your willingness and capability to spot a killer deal when you see it. My 125predator tank was $350 for everything (tank, stand, skimmer, ph's,etc) i spent 120 on new ph's, 150 on a new skimmer, 55 on a rufugium (20 for the parts to build it), every bit of a 1,000 on fish total. so im right around 1,575 or so.and thats not taking into account the salt, test kits, etc. just as a case point, i picked up my 72g bowfront for free from someone i ran into at the pet store (tank,stand,filtration, lighting, deco) so it really does matter how lucky you are and resourceful
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #25
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the amount you spend is directly related to how high end you want to go. Also your willingness and capability to spot a killer deal when you see it. My 125predator tank was $350 for everything (tank, stand, skimmer, ph's,etc) i spent 120 on new ph's, 150 on a new skimmer, 55 on a rufugium (20 for the parts to build it), every bit of a 1,000 on fish total. so im right around 1,575 or so.and thats not taking into account the salt, test kits, etc. just as a case point, i picked up my 72g bowfront for free from someone i ran into at the pet store (tank,stand,filtration, lighting, deco) so it really does matter how lucky you are and resourceful
+1 just got 100 lbs rock for free yesterday that I met on Craigslist had to go get it but saved me over 400 bucks look around make friends and you'll get stuff for cheap or even free if you need a filter I have one

Penguin 350 bio wheel used it maybe a week and it's brand new ill charge ya zero for it pm if you want it just pay shipping I have a Heater also left over 50 watt throw that in too brand new also
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #26
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I bought my 110 gal XH off Craigslist for $800. It was a running system with over 100 lbs LR, 3" coral sand bed, SRO 2000int skimmer, GFO reactor, 30 gal sump, ATO, 3 x 1400gph PH, water change transfer pump, return, digital salinity probe , remote therm, food, additives, test kit , 7 fish and a huge CUC.
The deals are out there. There's enough people giving up on saltwater so be patient.
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I'm at about $400 for my 50gal FOWLR including livestock but I will still be adding more fish. I plan on spending another $75 max. I pulled this off on the cheap and so far so good.
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