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tywtly

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I'm gonna go crazy if I don't get my tank set up soon. I've made a list of everything I need to get started. This is gonna turn out to be a little more expensive than I expected. It's gonna be around $220.00, and I'm too young to start working yet. My only source of income is allowance. 10.00 a week. So far, I've saved up $40.00. I've got quite a while to go. Any suggestions? I really need some money!
 

monty

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tywtly;96615 said:
I'm gonna go crazy if I don't get my tank set up soon. I've made a list of everything I need to get started. This is gonna turn out to be a little more expensive than I expected. It's gonna be around $220.00, and I'm too young to start working yet. My only source of income is allowance. 10.00 a week. So far, I've saved up $40.00. I've got quite a while to go. Any suggestions? I really need some money!
Maybe you could get an unofficial job helping out at a local fish store, to get a bit of experience, a bit of cash, and maybe discounts or secondhand equipment?
 

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Check your local Marine Aquarium Society - they have buy and sell forums on their website. People often sell their old equipment cheaply and you might get a whole set up. They upgrade, so they need to get rid of the smaller tank they had.

Nancy
 

tywtly

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Hmmm...good suggestions. I'm getting some good ideas now. Thanks everybody, if anyone has more, keep em coming, by all means.
 

Animal Mother

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What city are you located in?

You should Google ("your city name here" aquarium society).

For example, my local aquarium society is: Dallas Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society. Our website is pretty handy, kinda like this one. There is a forum for buying/selling used equipment, corals, fish, etc.

You might need to subscribe and become a member to be eligible to participate. Even so, you might find some people to help you out.
 

tywtly

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Well, I live out in the middle of nowhere (rural Alabama). But I could probably use the name of a "nearby" big city, like Tuscaloosa or Birmingham. Thanks, I'll do that right now.
 

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