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Old 12-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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What is a total estimate for starting a saltwater tank? With everything inclded

What do i need and what is a fair estimate for everything?
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That is kind of a loaded question. That would depend on the size of tank you are looking to start and if it is going to be a reef or FOWLR system.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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What do i need and what is a fair estimate for everything?
To start couple hundred and to maintain it couple thousand over the years it all adds up

Depends what equipment you buy if you have a skimmer etc etc. safe to say it's an expensive hobby if you just buy from your lfs try and find stuff on Craigslist or here in the forsale section and piece it together cheaper that way
Nothing wrong with used stuff
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What size?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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I added up all my reciets the other day and since march i have spent $1379! Wow. 28gallon jbj nano cube.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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My 5g cost about 250 and my 38 is at like 500$ and counting
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So far I've spent about 400 bucks on a 28 g jbj nano cube and its not even set up lol
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Lol money well spent my 29 gallon reef a year old now all added up well over 1500 corals included ....lights were the most expensive piece obviously
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I know just in my 40gal breeder with a 20 long sump that's almost 1.5 years old I have $1500+ in so far.
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You can find deals on craig's list, if you can get an established tank it is alot less. I got a 93 gallon cube with everything for like 700. Started a 65 gallon from scratch and I have about 900 in it and I am only 3 weeks into the cycle.
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