Possible Saltwater Starter Here
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Possible Saltwater Starter Here

Possible Saltwater Starter Here

This is a discussion on Possible Saltwater Starter Here within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> IFFFF i was to set up a small sw tank.... something with maybe some zoas and shrimp and crabs, what would i need to ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Naso Tang
Naso Tang
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Possible Saltwater Starter Here
Old 04-03-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
Possible Saltwater Starter Here

IFFFF i was to set up a small sw tank.... something with maybe some zoas and shrimp and crabs, what would i need to look for never really done sw before. Done lots of fw though so. I need somehting i can setup including occupents for under $600. Any tips, advice, or anything else you think i could benifit from POST IT! Im sorta torn between this and another FW so.... thanks in advanced on any help
Fishfreak55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
SKAustin's Avatar
unless you have strong experience with reefkeeping, and immaculate husbandry practices, It will be difficult to maintain a small tank. With a budget of $600.00, you can probably pull off a descent 29 gallon tank. You'll need to seek out everything used. Best bet, Find a local reef club

Originally Posted by Back on 12/20/07, SKAustin
Contrary to what others are saying, it can be done for under 500.00. The key to accomplishing that, Find a local reef club, and buy used. club members will generally sell off their recently upgraded equipment at a decent price, and where the people are local, and involved in a group, you'll see more honesty in reports of the conditions of things.

As I sit here typing this, I am looking at a 29g LPS dominated reef.

29g tank, --------------------------------$20 (used)
Coralife PC lighting, --------------------$50 (used)
Coralife Skimmer, ----------------------$50 (used)
50lbs LR, + fish, corals & inverts-------$75 (used)
U tube overflow -------------------------$10 (used)
20g tank for sump, ---------------------$15 (used)
Sheet Acrylic for sump, ----------------$40 (new)
1 tube LocTite superglue gel------------$3 (new)
2 tubes aquarium silicone, -------------$5 (new)
Misc plumbing parts --------------------$40 (new)
1 bag of aragonite sand----------------$30 (new)
500 gph pond pump --------------------$50 (new)
100 w heater ----------------------------$10 (used)
45 gallons R/O water--------------------$15 (new)
Reef Crystals 160 gallon mix-----------$35 (new)


See, it can be done. In my case, the R/o water, overflow and 20g tank were donated, and I already had the 29g tank, Sand, and heater. And the reef salt was bought on the club discount for $30. So that was a savings of $110

SKAustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
i talked to some people and im just gonna stick with a FW tank for now. Eventually i will get one set up. Thanks though.
Fishfreak55 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
55g tetra starter kit Xathine Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 06-14-2009 06:13 PM
Tank starter kit?? Brandon Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 11 12-31-2006 11:06 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 PM.