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I think I have reached 30000-40000 pesos this year.:blueshake: That is equivalent to 600-800 US dollars.:blink:

The joys of fishkeeping.:crazy:

Saltwater can be counted into your bills!!!:checkedout:
 

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Since I bought my 125 gallon tank, stand, lights, and some discus to put in there, I spent over $2000.00 (USD). My other tanks, probably another $200. I would have spent allot more, but thanks to Craiglists, I got a couple of freebees.
 
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I think I would pass out if I added all it all up. LOL :shock: I have a feeling this year will be more expensive as we are planning a saltwater reef tank :)
 

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I think I would pass out if I added all it all up. LOL :shock: I have a feeling this year will be more expensive as we are planning a saltwater reef tank :)
Man. I can imagine. My plans to start a reef tank would cost me about $10,000 (USD) and that doesn't include the fish
 
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Man. I can imagine. My plans to start a reef tank would cost me about $10,000 (USD) and that doesn't include the fish
WOW, passing out now. :lol:
 

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Oooh..Now I fear this year is going to be more expensive.:blueshake: If I see a batch of Galaxy Rasboras in my lfs' tank, I'd go crazy and buy a new tank(preferably 30-40 gallons).:crazy: Same goes with altums if I encounter them on my summer vacation on May.:mrgreen:

Still have to wait for my order of gold rams, Apistogramma agassizi and Apistogramma borelli.:checkedout:

Buying a tank is so expensive.:shake: Filter, heater, plants(if my friend won't give me more :checkedout: ) and gravel.:sob:
 

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well we only have a small 20 gallon, so the cost is not going to be that much. its probably like 200 at the most.
 

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Mel, what about the saltwater?:mrgreen:
I'll edit my first post to include the saltwater.:mrgreen:
 

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Lauri said:
crazie.eddie said:
Man. I can imagine. My plans to start a reef tank would cost me about $10,000 (USD) and that doesn't include the fish
WOW, passing out now. :lol:
LOL. I want to go all out with my future reef tank...

135 gallon tank
Stand/canopy
Wet/dry trickle filter with sump
Metal hallide lights
Skimmers
Pumps
Heater and Chiller
Monitoring system with software
Salt
Sand
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Luckily, I already bought an RO/DI filter last year and I recently picked up a 55 gallon food grade container for water storage (FREE from Craigslist). Now if only someone would give the above list for free, I'ld be stoked.
 

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My latest addition a mere 125g tank set me back a solid $3500 includes plants, lighting, filtration, driftwood, rockwork, and NO fish. Those set me back another $800-900. Does anyone know how many Snickers' bars that would buy?
 

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Does anyone know how many Snickers' bars that would buy?
2000 in terms of Philippine peso I think.:checkedout: :wink2:
 

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well blue, i dont think you really want to know how much we spent on our saltwater tank....lol........this year it was well over $3,000, probably way higher than that.
 

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My guess between the 7 tanks.

About $4,000 for 4 established freshwater tanks, now about $10,000 total in 2 years.

About $7,000 for 3 salt tanks, about $15,000 total over 1.5 years.

Thats's for everything, electricity, fish, supplies. This year is going to be even worse. Projected 400g tank and set up, about $8,000 will be earmarked but I'll be lucky to get the water, liverock and substrate in it by the end of 07 for that little amount of cheese.
 

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Wow i dont know where you get your tanks and supplies from but you guys are spending a lot more than me per gallon. I spent ruffly 3,500 on my 450 gallon total set up; sump, pump, 2-4x65 pc lighting, tank, stand, UV, heater, bio material, decor.
 

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I am unfortunately in there with CM:

I purchased my bow front tenecor in 2006.

Then paid a LFS to "set it up" which was absolutely no joy.

Then had to retrofit the aquarium in order to cause it to functrion.

Then had to buy fish, GN's, QA's, etc.

Then had to buy supplies to make the aquarium function.

Then had to buy pumps due to my experiementations.

Just goes on and on.

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I think that if I had saved all the money ive spent on fish in my life I would be a bit richer lol. :roll: Perhaps enough to buy my self a new car. :shock: :lol: Was it worth the money? I think so. Nothing can take away the knowledge and appreciation I now have for aquatic and marine life.
 

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Well gumpster, I did get the 125g, glass canopies, and cabinet on sale for $500. Went downhill from there. The total includes 150# of gravel, 4 power heads, ugf, 2 Magnum 350s, 3 Marineland 400s, 4 light strips, rock work, driftwood, don't know how many swords, anubius, crypts, apondogen, java ferns, java moss, acoris, and other plants. I was kind of surprised myself when I had to get my VISA out. It was well worth it though. It is one of my best looking tanks and is still "growing in". It is probably the last BIG tank I'll invest in. The fish room downstairs, where all of the breeding/rearing tanks are, seems to be taking more and more of my time(and money).
 
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