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Old 06-09-2011, 07:03 PM   #151
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Yeah kinda funny when you think about it Iam broke to watch fish swim around well it's more then that but I think it's worth it but some of my family disagrees
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #152
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we spent about $80 for our first tank. We had to get decorations, gravel, etc. We are hoping to get a 29 or 30 gallon soon, so I'm saving up $200 just because we will need to get the tank and some other things.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:25 PM   #153
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I only started keeping fish in May this year and the tanks themselves were fairly cheap: £150 for my Jewel Vision 260 +cabinet+fish, a bare 35l that was free with the 260l and I now have a 55l+filter that was £10.50 on ebay. I spent another £100 on the "free" tank for a heater, filter, lid, light and substrate. Need to get a heater and a hood for the 55 and then the stuff to scape and stock it. Probably spent about another £60 on plants and £100 on fish........ eeeeek now I've written it all down I wish I hadn't
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #154
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I'm losing track I don't want to put it in print. It may scare me.

But, I still believe that I get more enjoyment per dollar spent with the aquariums than any other hobby. I may go weeks without enjoying some hobbies but not a day goes by without staring at the aquariums, rearranging, etc.

Take skiing for example. Even after you spend a grand on equipment(very easy to do when you add it all up), if you go up to Killington during peak season it costs about $12/hr of enjoyment to ski(ridiculous how expensive it's gotten ).

I don't think my tanks cost $12/hr of enjoyment(after buying equipment).

Worth every penny in my book. Definitely relieves stress.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #155
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Oh god I'm scared now. I don't keep track of the money I spend, but I know it's somewhere around the 400 dollar mark lol. But it doesn't matter, worth every single penny, dollar, quarter and nickel, I love my fish!
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #156
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If I had the the exact cost it would be scary but when you figure a 55 g stand hood lights , gravel, decorations, air pump, filters, filter material, food, prime, nets, python hose, 6 Peacocks, a BN Pleco, then start over with a 10g tank, substrate, light bulbs, decorations, air pump, new stand, Ive got close to 1,400 in this already and ive come down with a bad case of MTS
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:04 AM   #157
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Well new update I just hit 4000$ in 9 tanks with the majority going to my two 80's and my 120
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #158
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I'm on my first tank 3 weeks ago from the ground up, 29 gallon full stock and heavily planted and I've probably spent 800-900 so far.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #159
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I have very easily spent 700+ on my 60g and that doesn't include the aquarium or stand because I'm "borrowing it" from my friends mom. I'm 14, and it's all been my own money. It makes me nauseous when I see that figure.
But it is well worth it when it all starts to work out. :P
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:55 AM   #160
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Been doing this for almost 40 years so let's just say a small fortune!
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