Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-21-2009, 08:37 PM   #21
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
could you throw sales in there as well? he is trying to "sell" the idea to his parents
__________________

__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mitchell0605's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wollongong Australia
Posts: 2,757
Gee I know about that one.
__________________

__________________
Mitchell0605 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:58 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
partypalooza5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to partypalooza5 Send a message via Yahoo to partypalooza5
Heh. well I guess I should update this thread by saying I got the PC light and may be getting the salt/sand tonight. Whichever is cheaper.
__________________
75G FOWLR Build

partypalooza5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 09:53 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 625
Send a message via AIM to match55 Send a message via MSN to match55 Send a message via Yahoo to match55
salt is cheaper? a bucket of 160gal salt IO is like $52 in here
I got 50lb of live sand way more than $52

SHOW ME YOUR SUMP PARTYPA~~and the pipe works.
__________________
Thanks to AMD, HN1, Zero, partypalooza, thincat, and thominil who helped me in almost every questions. Thanks everyone!!!!!
46gal Reef
match55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 02:57 AM   #25
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JPKeenan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 657
Quote:
Originally Posted by partypalooza5 View Post
XD oh yes.. My parents are rather "disappointed".

"I'm not mad son, I'm just disappointed"

-ouch-

Well, I'm trying to do the smart thing and not buy things full price. So far everything I've gotten has been on sale or I've used coupons. But oh well...

I know it's expensive and I know it's more work for SW. (I've done at least two years of research... Still not an expert though.) My dad kept some fish when he was younger and thinks he knows everything about SW even though he's never done it before. Parents are crazy sometimes.

congrats on the sale find!

As for parental units, I am 40 and a dad. yes we get driven crazy by having kids :p

A pet store with coupons? I know a few places that have sales (ma & pa stores not the chains). I have been haunting garage sales and craigslist.

On a side note with it being the end of swimming season up here in the frozen north (going from own brown/mud season to white/snow season) found a pool place that has 50lb bags of PFS for $8

*lol* I take it this is your first SW tank? I know there are fish clubs up here that have swap meets for live rock and corals and such. Haven't looked into them much though so don't know much about them. But might have some down yoru way.
__________________
JPKeenan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 03:13 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 625
Send a message via AIM to match55 Send a message via MSN to match55 Send a message via Yahoo to match55
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPKeenan View Post
congrats on the sale find!

As for parental units, I am 40 and a dad. yes we get driven crazy by having kids :p

A pet store with coupons? I know a few places that have sales (ma & pa stores not the chains). I have been haunting garage sales and craigslist.

On a side note with it being the end of swimming season up here in the frozen north (going from own brown/mud season to white/snow season) found a pool place that has 50lb bags of PFS for $8

*lol* I take it this is your first SW tank? I know there are fish clubs up here that have swap meets for live rock and corals and such. Haven't looked into them much though so don't know much about them. But might have some down yoru way.

haha fish club that swap rocks and corals, that funny, I would love to go.
too bad I live too far away XP
__________________
Thanks to AMD, HN1, Zero, partypalooza, thincat, and thominil who helped me in almost every questions. Thanks everyone!!!!!
46gal Reef
match55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 03:44 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
partypalooza5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to partypalooza5 Send a message via Yahoo to partypalooza5
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPKeenan View Post
congrats on the sale find!

As for parental units, I am 40 and a dad. yes we get driven crazy by having kids :p

A pet store with coupons? I know a few places that have sales (ma & pa stores not the chains). I have been haunting garage sales and craigslist.

On a side note with it being the end of swimming season up here in the frozen north (going from own brown/mud season to white/snow season) found a pool place that has 50lb bags of PFS for $8

*lol* I take it this is your first SW tank? I know there are fish clubs up here that have swap meets for live rock and corals and such. Haven't looked into them much though so don't know much about them. But might have some down yoru way.
Yep, first SW tank. I've been doing FW for a few years and pretty much mastered it, so I want to go salty now!

lol my major deal in this whole thing is to do it as cheap as possible, but without taking shortcuts or skimping out. (Why pay full price? lol)
__________________
75G FOWLR Build

partypalooza5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 04:15 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
InfernoST's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 1,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by partypalooza5 View Post
Yep, first SW tank. I've been doing FW for a few years and pretty much mastered it, so I want to go salty now!

lol my major deal in this whole thing is to do it as cheap as possible, but without taking shortcuts or skimping out. (Why pay full price? lol)
Easier said then done.
__________________
Keith
120 Mixed Reef
InfernoST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 04:26 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
partypalooza5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to partypalooza5 Send a message via Yahoo to partypalooza5
Quote:
Originally Posted by InfernoST View Post
Easier said then done.
Well, let me do a breakdown of what I've got so far.

Tank: reg. 200 got for 150
Stand: reg 240 got for 140
Sump: reg. 30 got for 20
ATO: reg. around 150-200 got for 20
Overfow box: about 50 got for 35
Pump: reg. about 35 got for 30
Light: 250 got for 75
Bulbs for light: reg. 50 each got 2 for 40
Sand: reg. 47 bucks got for 20

(actual prices +/- a few dollars)

So far, I've gotten SOME money off. Better than nothing.
__________________
75G FOWLR Build

partypalooza5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 04:46 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
InfernoST's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 1,866
Good deal my man, it's hard to make decisions on where to spend the extra bucks on something when you have so much to get and have that dreaded Italian disease. Great job so far.
__________________

__________________
Keith
120 Mixed Reef
InfernoST is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woot! roka64 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 25 10-10-2008 09:45 PM
Woot!!! Im Set!!! Benjithecookiemonster Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-15-2008 01:05 PM
Woot woot! OSCAR FOOD! ....or.... How my convict had babies ferret Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 9 12-06-2003 01:23 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.