What i have done
-So far i have ordered my aquarium from erickrm.
-I have also bought all the materials for my cubes stand...(well its not really a stand but that will be revealed later)
-I have also completed the lighting fixture for my aquarium. It is a diy 150 watt hqi metal halide with a 20k bulb and done using a $10 home depot halogen fixture. I will post picks of that on monday since i forgot to upload them today, but needless to say i am very satisfied with how it looks and performs. I bought the ballast on ebay for less than $40 bucks so overall it cost me about $65..
-As for livestock i plan on having a sole pair of mated neon gobies. I live in miami so i might be able to collect these myself, so it is worth a shot.
-I am hoping to keep a mixed reef with mostly easy sps and zoas
-Working on a diy skimmer, that should hoepfully cost me less than $20
Basically i want to show that you can have a kick a&* aquarium and still keep your wallet plump
diy 150 watt mh-$65
diy afjustable fan/ moonlight-$10
contest tank (w/ shipping)- $71
mj 1200 (used from bob21115)-$5
Total spent: $151
Livestock Cost so far: $20
Edited by simplenough, 07 October 2009 - 02:55 AM.