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Old 09-21-2004, 04:58 PM   #11
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ill be saving for a while....i will probly ahve about 300-500$$ to spend in december and then i will need to save more, LR is expensive 8O lol
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:08 PM   #12
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Ya figure about a pound a gallon.
liverocks.com is the best rock around though. I think for 40lbs of primo rock, I payed about $250. Worth every penny. Got lots of "bonuses", Starfish, crabs, worms, pistol shrimp, etc.
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:19 PM   #13
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sowhat would be the average cost to set up a 30gal? like 500? 1000? lol im such a pest but i need to know lol!!
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:48 PM   #14
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I have to save up until december (how ironic) to save up for a 50 gal tank. I too am 14. I think its worth it.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:42 PM   #15
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"People say" a good setup will run $20-$30/gallon, and that's turning out to be right in my case! Every time I think I'm done, I decide I need something else. Current list: arm-length gloves; filter socks; good charcoal . . . some things have a fixed price, like reference books. I've got $150 into books alone and could use several more to feel like I have a basic reference collection. Of course, it can be done cheaper without all the frills but I still think $20/gallon is a good low estimate.
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Before actually investing in anything living in your tank, I would strongly recommend that you buy & read 'The New Marine Aquarium' by Michael S. Paletta, it covers nearly all of the basic questions, cost concerns, and gives solid advice on what to consider before and after buying..

I'm about half way through it already and have a MUCH better grasp on what I can and cannot do with my system. Gives you a check list of things to buy and even aquascaping advice.. congrats about wanting to join the SW world I can't wait to hook mine up!
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