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Old 06-24-2012, 02:56 AM   #51
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On my planted 75 I spent around 6000$ but I bought a complete reef package for 3500$ my lights alone on th planted was 1800$ so depending on how In depth you go you can fork out big money either way
Holy!! WOW!! I thought the 500 dollar light I bought for my SW tank was a lot!! I probably have over 4,000 in my saltwater tank. That's mods, corals, fish, inverts and supplies.

I can't even count how much my 75 African tank is up to with filters, power head, stock, decor, light fixture, API bulbs, supplies... Supplies?! Forget it. I have a shelf in the closet that looks like a shelf from a LFS lol. Always gotta be ready.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #52
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I think I'm gonna need a picture of this 6000$ freshwater tank lol
I second that!
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #53
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I think Corals.

They just look so rewarding to maintain.

Hopefully will own a reef somewhere in the far future ...

I put plants in my tank yesterday but my aquascaping is rubbish haha.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #54
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I second that!
It's not that fantastic a work in progress but things are way more expensive her in nova scotia

The lights are 2 Aquatic Life
Expandable Marine LED Light Fixture - 72 W - 48" $799.99 each I fit them under my canopy, a fluval g6 $599.99, a fluval fx5 499.99, uv sterilizer 199.99, heaters 140$, ro/di 300$ I do all my own additives, stand is made of ebony cost around 2000$ for the dressed lumber and I built it myself, and the rest I just tally up my receipts as they come in lol it's a sickness
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #55
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It's not that fantastic a work in progress but things are way more expensive her in nova scotia

The lights are 2 Aquatic Life
Expandable Marine LED Light Fixture - 72 W - 48" $799.99 each I fit them under my canopy, a fluval g6 $599.99, a fluval fx5 499.99, uv sterilizer 199.99, heaters 140$, ro/di 300$ I do all my own additives, stand is made of ebony cost around 2000$ for the dressed lumber and I built it myself, and the rest I just tally up my receipts as they come in lol it's a sickness
That's unfortunate. I wouldn't be in the hobby then. You're a real hobbyist
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #56
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Tough choice, planted tanks are beautiful and relaxing, but can cost as much if not more than a reef tank of the same size. High tech planted with Discus can rival reef tanks.

I do like reef tanks better though, I love inverts! The colors on corals under certain lighting is amazing, and I also find marine fish vibrant and fascinating.
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My vote would definately have to go towards the reef.. mine has been much less maintenance then my African cichlid tank (after initial setup of course lol). Plus no matter where you look you can find something going about its daily life in the reef tank from copepods bristle worms and snails to an assortment of crabs, shrimp, and other inverts. Not to mention the huge variety of colorful corals and fish
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Hmm. Is it true that stuff lives in the sand?
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Hmm. Is it true that stuff lives in the sand?
Lol what do you mean by that? Tons of critters live in the rock and its very interesting to look at. In freshwater there really isnt much to look at unless they are pond snails... :/
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Lol what do you mean by that? Tons of critters live in the rock and its very interesting to look at. In freshwater there really isnt much to look at unless they are pond snails... :/
Well someone said the sand "comes alive" lol
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