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300$-500$ starting a tank for first time,

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300$-500$ starting a tank for first time,
Old 12-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #11
 
cool, yea i am a very good gardner too so i know about things like ppm and ph and stuff. That might help.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:04 AM   #12
 
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One the $300-$500 budget. Is this how much money you have to spend immediately? Or is this total project costs?
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:24 AM   #13
 
o no the 300-500 is for now, in about a month or 2 ill have way more.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:20 AM   #14
 
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One the $300-$500 budget. Is this how much money you have to spend immediately? Or is this total project costs?
looking back i dont know why i didnt think of asking this. such a simple, but important question.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #15
 
this is just the startup cost, with that money id like to have all the filters, protien skimmer, tank and equipment i need as well as a couple live things but not all. I can always add more you kno.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:29 AM   #16
 
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We can make some very specific recommendations on equipment, but we have to know what size tank. $500 will be a tight budget for equipment alone. I suggest looking around for a used aquarium in the 75 gallon size range. You should be able to find a tank and stand for $200, based on the Craigs List deals I am seeing here in our area.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:51 AM   #17
 
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Yeah, that would have to be almost all used eqipment. If say dry rock is 2.99/ lb, and you bought 100 lbs, you spent $300 just in rock. On top of that you need sand, skimmer (don't try to be inexspensive on this piece of equipment, it's the most important), salt mix, testing equipment, lights (a good 4ft light system will cost you over $300 new) and supplements. Not trying to discourage you, but you might need to up our budget a little. When I started my 46 bow I spent over $1000 before I put a fish in.

Are you thinking of using a sump?
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:47 PM   #18
 
i still am reasearching so i dont know what a sump is. i saw a 55 gallon with stand and filter and other stuff for 125 on CL.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:47 PM   #19
 
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Not a bad price for a 55 with stand. The filter is probably worthless. If you find any deals you are curious about, post the link and we will give some feedback.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #20
 
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boy oh boy!! i cant wait to see th out come of this thread!! cyproz, you are going to have a blast with buildin your tank!! As long as you do you research and take the advice given here, it will be breathtaking!!!!!

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