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post #61 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 AM
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Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, but would it be possible for her to run the new ASM mini on this tank?
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Is this in-sump or HOB? We haven't really found out if she is going sump or not yet...



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post #62 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM
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Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, but would it be possible for her to run the new ASM mini on this tank?
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Yes, that would be one option, but that price I know we can do better.
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post #63 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 10:30 AM
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Now here you go, I totally forgot about this one. I do believe that its in your price range also. This one will work for you. Providing you are going to use a sump. If not my bad, let me know, I'll sontinue the search for you.
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post #64 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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I wouldnt be able to get a Coralife 65g would I?
Yes, yoiu could use that one. Provided you could do some modifications on it to make it a good skimmer.
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post #65 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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I was planning on an in sump skimmer yes. But I'm getting really intimidated guys :( I mean, if the skimmer is over $100 (originally I had planned on spending $50 for a skimmer) than the up keep must be so expensive as well. I'm a full time student right now and would love this beautiful relaxing seascape in my room, but if it's going to cost me hundreds a month to maintain, I just dont think I can do it at this point in my life :'(
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post #66 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 12:31 PM
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I was planning on an in sump skimmer yes. But I'm getting really intimidated guys :( I mean, if the skimmer is over $100 (originally I had planned on spending $50 for a skimmer) than the up keep must be so expensive as well. I'm a full time student right now and would love this beautiful relaxing seascape in my room, but if it's going to cost me hundreds a month to maintain, I just dont think I can do it at this point in my life :'(
the up keep to a skimmer is next to nun.actually its back wards.the cheaper the skimmer the more you have to clean and or fix depends if its broke.the more expensive models sometimes have a way of self cleaning besides the catch bowl and last longer too.i belive the only things you have to clean on a skimmer is the catch bowl.
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post #67 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Maintenance of the entire tank though.. very costly?
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post #68 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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Maintenance of the entire tank though.. very costly?
nope just the equipment is expensive. only thing you should have to do is acquire equipment.ro system,skimmer,overflow,sump setup and what not.once its filled put some cured rock in and let it all grow.only thing that should cost you after all said and done is fish and food.if you get a reallly good skimmer you may only need todo a water change once a few months.depends on your fish's bio load.
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post #69 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 01:21 PM
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Maintenance of the entire tank though.. very costly?
The initial investment is the worst. Your energy bills will go up, as lights and pumps and heaters draw a lot of electricity. On my 150 gallon my energy bill was about $75.00 more a month (I discovered this afterwards when there was a $75 reduction in the bill). I was also running a 468 Watt light, 2 300 watt heaters and like five pumps (if you include the skimmer pump and powerheads).

If you are running a 46 Bow, your electric bill will go up depending on how intense your lights are and how many pumps you need. You need powerheads to keep the water moving and heaters to keep it at a consistent temperature.

Other maintenence really only includes dosing chemicals, buying fish food and of course, fish.



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post #70 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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So after the initial $500+ the monthly maintenance costs would be approx how much do you think? Food, supplements, water changes, fish replacements etc
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