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BillyVille 02-29-2008 01:08 AM

saltwater setup cost
 
how much would it cost to get a saltwater tank up and running? I have a 55g.

Dtld9 02-29-2008 01:16 AM

It really depends on what prices are like in your area. At one of my lfs they have a setup for saltwater that costs 600 usd. This includes the tank, lighting fixture, a stand, heater, protien skimmer, salt, powerhead, filter, water conditioner and fish food.

BillyVille 02-29-2008 09:40 AM

its ALOT more expensive than fresh water right?

Dtld9 02-29-2008 09:49 AM

yeah, the only reason I haven't started a saltwater yet. I really want to but I can't afford it.

Cody 02-29-2008 06:51 PM

It isnt as expensive once you start it and maintain. It is just a good amount of money in the begining.


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