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Past the $1000 mark...

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So quickly I passed the $1000 mark. I've seen large tanks for sale for $1000 and thought I would never spend $1k on a tank. Look where I am now. If only the wife knew. Well, it's actually her fault. " Honey, can we get a saltwater tank? It's not that hard to maintain. It's only $200". Good luck.

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So quickly I passed the $1000 mark. I've seen large tanks for sale for $1000 and thought I would never spend $1k on a tank. Look where I am now. If only the wife knew. Well, it's actually her fault. " Honey, can we get a saltwater tank? It's not that hard to maintain. It's only $200". Good luck.

 

 

bahaha yea.. uhh it adds up quick - the LFS will sell ya on oh you can set one up cheap - little do you know at the time the addiction to coral and equipment..

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haha. it keeps adding up. ive got about 2000 in my tank now.

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Don't worry it happens, I lost track on my cost a decade ago. :lol:

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I'm past that and I'm staring at an empty box, on my dining table.

 

 

Happy Reefing.

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just a grand...?

 

chump change ....lol

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just a grand...?

 

chump change ....lol

LMAO I have passed the 10k mark a year ago. I quit keeping track after the third tank

Edited by Lawnman

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Even worse when you decide you want a camera that can take good photos of your reef tank. It's always safe to say that a reef tank will usually cost $100 per gallon on the lower end.

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reaching the 6k mark soon on my 25g...plus the 1300 i just dropped for a nex7 and close to 2k more for some lenses...and i wont have the camera til beginning of april..ugh

Edited by Deckoz2302

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I'm only at $300... but I don't have a light no corals or fish and I got 10lbs of live rock for only $25 after discount! I have a felling I'm going to be in the 1k area not to far from now!

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Just take your wallet and car keys and give them to the guy at the LFS. That should get you started.

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$1400 is about where I'm at from several money wasting mini-upgrades, MH bulbs and the like.

I've learned however, and I know how to reef cheap(er) after my mistakes. I'm hoping to pull of a 75 gallon setup for under a K with great lighting although I get free base rock, sand, fish and such :)

Edited by jm82792

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I calculated how much I've spent once. I'll never do it again.

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i know i am over $1k for my biocube... i do not want to know how much over...

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I calculated how much I've spent once. I'll never do it again.

It will make you sick.

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even with ludicrous deals on my equipment im well over that and the tnak is jsut filling with water lol

AI SOL + controller

MP10

BC29+stand

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I find that burning money is a cheaper hobby.

 

No really, I've spent over 2K on the hobby in the past 3 years, and currently $800 in the hole for my 75g. It makes me sick to think of the money spent on frags that have melted/stolen by pistol shrimp/lost.

 

Luckily I am not in the hobby to make money, I just do it to keep me entertained. Like an expensive form of gardening.

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I calculated how much I've spent once. I'll never do it again.

 

 

It will make you sick.

you 2 couldn't be more right.

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IB4Endsuphomelessinthestreetlookingintofishbowl.

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IB4Endsuphomelessinthestreetlookingintofishbowl.

 

 

+1 this may be me

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i'm at $1200, and I don't even have live stock yet.. oh well.. lol

 

edit: okay maybe 1400 :o

 

 

p.s. Lawnman, over 10k! wow! Wanna buy me something? ;) just kidding, your tank looks amazing. Worth every penny.

Edited by andrewguilfoy

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What kind of hobby have I gotten myself into!??!?!?! lol I don't wanna be homeless....I need a place for my RO/Di. :D

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i spent $1100 at Marine Depot today! ON A 16 GALLON TANK.

LOL

Edited by Boboli

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Luckily I am not in the hobby to make money, I just do it to keep me entertained. Like an expensive form of gardening.

I put this in my signature. :)

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