Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
OMG and WOW! See jdiaz.... I rest my case!
He didn't even mention that the fish start at $75 bucks a piece AND UP.... what if one dies...? What if the whole tank dies? I've heard of that too.
And yet some of the salt people in here make it all seem so easy. Suffice it to say, spending the money on decent equipment is half the battle.
(I'm trying my first planted tank instead). You've made a wise decision.
It really is not all that bad. Truely. I got all my stuff used.
240g tank and stand for $450
Powerheads off E-bay $40 for 6400gph, would be much less for a smaller tank
Sand, that all depends on what kind you get, but around $30 for his 29g.
Skimmer rated at 60g, a good one, for about $150
All Dry Rock, you don't need any Live Rock, usually the dry rock will run you $1 a lb, or you can use a MarcoRocks Aquarium Products
which is very good. RO/DI I got from E-bay for $100. A 55g barrel to house the water for $14. Thats about it. The fish, well I never bought a fish for $75, I never spent over $35 for one, but I always get teh juvi fish, around 3-4". You can spend way more than $75 on exotic fish, and at full grown also, thats up to the owner. But, really, its not that bad. It looks tougher on paper than it is to actually do.