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patryuji 10-26-2015 12:31 AM

New Tank Setup - What would you do with my budget?
 
Hello, I've been away from fish keeping for several years and now that I am no longer moving around and/or living in apartments it is time for me to fire up one of my favorite hobbies again.

I have $1500 to spend on an aquarium setup. What would you do?

I am interested in having a planted tank with CO2 and LED lighting along with keeping all the equipment in a sump. I want to DIY the sump and a little sump stand beside the tank.

I have an old 40Gallon breeder from aqueon sitting around so I'll probably drill that for an external overflow box to feed the sump. Getting a bigger tank is off the table - not for budgetary reasons but 40 gallons is about as big as my wife will allow and that I have space for in the home office (once she see's how great a well-maintained fish tank looks, it'll butter her up for a much bigger display tank elsewhere :) ).

ImACoolguy 10-26-2015 12:53 AM

$1500 is more than enough for a 40B planted tank.

What are you looking to do?

Hi tech or low tech

Fancy gadgets or DIY?


Caleb


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