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what do you have and how much do you have in your ceph set up

Pacific Blue

Blue Ring
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Wow I didnt want to do the math but here it is.

130 Gal custom built glass aquarium with three 1.75" thru hull fittings $600

Sump $75

Ocean clear OFC 319 Mechanical/ Biological/ Chemical filter $159
http://www.redseafish.com/Product.asp?dir=y&catID=95&subID=30&proID=96

Oase Nautilus 10 $229
http://212.93.14.92/productdb/templ....php?sid=3041&cid=200048&Session=&top_id=3029

Misc plumbing $50

Coral Gravel/ sugar sand $100

Coral sea Deep sea lights $65

Chiller (DIY) $300 +/-

:oops: Total $1578 :oops:

I spent all my money on women and Octopus, the rest I wasted!
 
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marinebio_guy said:
Y'all sure do spend a lot! I have some in systems that would cost under 150. The most expensive thing is usually the tank.

I got a 50gallon tank (just the tank, nothing else) from PetSuperMarket for $50. :biggrin2:

I dont really want to see how much either but:

50g tank: $50
Overflow box: $80
Lights and glass top: $80
Sump(including biotower): $40
Pumps: $100
PS: $100
Heater: $30
RO/DI filter (though this could be argued that its not part of the setup): $200
Live Rock+Base Rock: $350
Sand: $40

Total: $1070

Just over 1k.
 

Jean

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Not sure of the exact values but

3600L concrete tank
Venturi pump,
Diesel back up pump (x2),
Diesel genny for the back up, back up venturi pump!
Several Km of marine grade PVC pipe and fittings
200L Sand filters (x2)
30.000L reserviour tank

I could go on and on and on at the last valuation the aquarium was valued at many million NZ$$ not bad for a very small 74 year old aquarium.

We keep Pinnoctopus cordiformis, Octopusspp and Sepioloideaspp

J
 
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aw...

So it's:

A eclipse 3000 with bacteria wheel and water pump $3400
6 packs of carbon filter $20 each ($120)
air pump $80
4 bottles of DIY bacteria wheel kilt $80 each ($320)
1 bottle of aqua something that keeps fish slime coats healthy $32
heating tube $80
box of salt $120

Total: $4152 It's about 1000 less than actual amount since I forgot some items and some of the listed items are underpriced.
 
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well usually the money spent is money well spent as long as u do a little research about the products. because i have seen some tanks where people have gone the "cost saver way" and the tank didnt look very clear and had several problems. it may just be me but i think a little extra money spent will go a long way after time.
greg
 

DHyslop

Architeuthis
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75g Oceanic tank w/hood, light, and stand $300
20H g sump tank $20
Skimmer $150
700gph pump $80
Marineland overflow $90
Mat'l for abandoned DIY overflow $30
Oolitic substrate (1") $60
Varying sands for DSB $60
Live rock (~35 lb) $160

Total: $950

Probably some other stuff I forgot about, too.

Still to buy:

macroalgae
octo & clams

Dan
 
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ive got you all beat i just bought 1000 square acres of prime reef in the phillippines! that cost about oh 50,000,000 jk i wish im setting up a 75 and i think over all will have spent about 500 bucks cause im one of those people who are too cheap to buy real products and make my own for a fraction of the cost!
 

Nancy

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I'm going to keep this poll and lists of equipment at the top of the Tank Talk forum for a while - lots of interesting information and will be valuable for people getting started, too.

Nancy
 

a22smith

Pygmy Octopus
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Just getting started

I was just looking over all the expenses. It's committment...but worth it!
I was just wondering whether anyone had any advice on resources where to order/purchase a tank for starters. I've been looking on eBay and other smaller sites but was wondering if there was somewhere recommended price and quality wise.

Thanks,
Alex
 

cthulhu77

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If you are going to buy a tank for octos...buy a brand new one from your local lfs...try to find one that sells the actual aquarium grade tank, (with 3/8 " glass...not the thin stuff)...and be prepared to pay a bit more. It is worth it in the long run...I have had some of my tanks for over three decades, without a leak !
greg

p.s. if I added up all that I spend, I would probably come unglued...so I am going to be like an ostrich on this bit...
 

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