04-08-2008, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by conger
well, the only word of warning I'll offer is beware of price. I know the tank and equipment you show is for around $400, but there is so much more that you'd need to buy...
new lighting (as mentioned previously)
the above things will easily bump you up another few hundred if not more. And then there are buying fish and corals (you mentioned being able to "harvest" them, so maybe thats not a concern).
I guess the motivation for this post is the following: I recently (within the last three months or so) purchased a 90gal SW, though I bought most of the stuff new as opposed to used. Regardless, even after planning and budgeting, I still overshot my estimates, and have spent easily $2000 on it so far. I still have things I want to buy and upgrade as well.
So, since you mentioned being on a low budget, I thought I'd offer fair warning that for a 90gal SW, you'll likely be spending a whole lot more than a few hundred dollars :)
I hear ya !!! I see this is the start of some spending. My first step is getting my hardware together.
I assume that I can collect my own rock. Part of the fun of this project will be collecting all the stuff with my children.
The lights I realize are not enough and I need a skimmer.
For the price of that set up I think is a good deal , I plan on making an offer today