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Old 05-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Im the new guy.

I had posted this earlier, but in the wrong thread. I am new to everything in this, and am really excited about starting. I desperately need a hobby, and have been interested in this my whole life. I've read the forum here on fishless cycling and plan on doing that as well.

I did have a question. I went to a supercenter (names will be left out to protect the chain, and stop the banter) and saw a whole bunch of cheap "starter kits". Are those something I want to get into, or should i try to go it all building it piece by piece....it looks like theres a lot of money to be saved that way, and money isnt something that I tend to have laying around, a lot...
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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You mean tank, filter, heater, hood, light...?
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Check, Check, Check, Check, and....Check....
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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Absolutely. Cheaper way to go. There's some good deals out there.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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yeah, there was a 10 gal for like 30 and a 20 for 75...there was a 29, but i was afraid to look...they had a nice stand for like 50 bucks too...
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They had a 55 for 119 the other week. Dude, check craigslist too. Some steals on there.
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i looked there yesterday too...didnt get much sleep last night...lol
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I've bought several kits and have had to trade out their filters. I've got both petco and pet smart kits. Both of those stores have sub par filtration imp. I do keep em all cause you never know.
Alot depends on the size kit too. My 29 one wasn't too bad but I paid only 55 for it on sale. Saved enough to buy aqua clear filters which rock!

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also, another question. should i worry about doing live plants? or is that something that i should worry about later, and get plastic for now. Its just in my research, so far, all ive heard is that the addition of live plants makes things a lot better for the enviro inside the tank making it better for the little guys (and gals) inside.
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also, another question. should i worry about doing live plants? or is that something that i should worry about later, and get plastic for now. Its just in my research, so far, all ive heard is that the addition of live plants makes things a lot better for the enviro inside the tank making it better for the little guys (and gals) inside.
If you want live plants, get em. I have one java fern, and the rest plastic, and I love it!! There's nothing more satisfying with plants than seeing that your java fern is doing well.
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