Originally Posted by brennoninmon05
If you donít mind me ask how much do you have in your aquarium? Iím trying to do a budget but it keeps racking up
I wouldnt look at one persons setup for the price. I would breakdown what you think your tank needs, budget each section, tweak when the overall budget gets too high. But a few tips to keep costs down.
Dont buy a budget skimmer, better to have no skimmer and filter some other way.
Used is ok for many of things we use
. Save dollars where you can.
Lighting can be expensive, leds while the new toy are not necessary, a low cost t5 setup will grow any type of coral. Dont want corals use a led
What is really needed for a sw
tank. Rock, pumps to move the water, and a plan to deal with nutrients and a way to measure salinity. For corals add light, plan to maintain alk
, mag, cal, better water movement.