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Old 04-19-2011, 01:10 AM   #11
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what about the cost of PWCs?
do you have an RO/DI unit?
trips to the LFS?
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:40 AM   #12
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what about the cost of PWCs?
do you have an RO/DI unit?
trips to the LFS?
Carey just got a really good deal on an RO|DI unit. Even the replacement filters are a good price .

Just got my RODI unit from ebay!
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:52 AM   #13
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Start with a FOWLR tank and go from there. I am lucky I have gotten all of my SW stuff used or off ebay. There is a fewl pieces of equipment I wouldn't do without when it comes to a reef tank RO unit, liquid tests and a refractometer. One thing that is free but almost hard to obtain and that is patience.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:56 AM   #14
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Well I just finished cycling my 65g it's cost me over £1600 ( and don't have any fish yet) to set up compared to about £500 for fresh water, the lights are the most expensive but if you do fowlr first then buy your lights for the corral, a 4x t5 Arcadia unit is about £500 in England, but it's worth every penny,


Trust me the pride when you get your first fish ect ect out weighs the cost a million to one
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Oh yeh my RO/DI set up cost about £200, with a 150g a day unit, plumbing,big water butt, I use a old powerhead and heater to mix it and bring it up to temprature,and a tub of Kent marine reef mix salt was £53 but it makes 750l at a specific gravity of 0.25

My local fish shop knocks out RO/DI water which is pre mixed with salt is £5 for 25litres but you have to rent the containers at £10 a go, so it's cheaper to make your own
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It sounds like you've got the aquarium bug already ,. So why not challenge yourself and do the reef,....as most guys have stated, start with a basic setup usingFOWLR and then go from there, it's a challenge for sure but very rewarding in the long run.
...besides, you're never alone as long as you've got this forum ,...advice is just a post away,.....good luck!! Dary
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So true this has been the best ace for advice! I still have not made up my mind but I will soon. Thanks everyone.
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So true this has been the best ace for advice! I still have not made up my mind but I will soon. Thanks everyone.
Oh just go for it,....it's an awesome adventure,..." no guts,..no glory"
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