How much is enough?

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by aristocat, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. aristocat

    aristocat Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hi everyone! I havent posted much lately, but wanted to know what a good investment in a cuttlefish tank would be? i have about a thousand dollars i can spend on it, is this enough?
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  2. Octopus_Reef

    Octopus_Reef O. vulgaris Supporter

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    I think that would be close. There are some good threads here about equipment you should read up on, The skimmer is the most important part so dont skimp there.
     
  3. Krakilin

    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    It really depends on where you live. My experience has been buying everything second-hand and having impressive results.

    My 120 gallon tank: $130
    Stand custom built: $50
    Used G1 Skimmer w sedra 2500 pump: $120
    Live sand: 200 LB for $60 at a gardening store
    Live rock: bought over a long period of time. got most of it for $1/pound.
    Sump: $60
    two koralia 4s: $80
    150W HQI DE metal halide setup: $100
    175W SE metal halide setup: $100

    then all the misc stuff that maybe adds up to $100-200

    total estimate: $900-1000

    It all depends on how new you want your equipment to be. For many people keeping a saltwater tank is a status thing. Sure it's nice to show off your hard work to people, but I get most of the gratification out of spending intimate time with the tank scrubbing and doing maintenance. That's when you know you're in it for the long haul.

    One thing I have learned is that it is better to buy the tank new. I found some major dings that I didn't notice when I bought it. So you might want to buy that new or at least inspect a uesd one for awhile at every angle. Not to mention you'll know 100% that copper wasn't used in it.
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    danica26 Larval Mass Registered

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    There are some good threads here about equipment you should read up on. And i think it will be close, too!
     
  6. lance

    lance Wonderpus Registered

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    check some of the thread's for information to help you break thing's down.

    lance
     

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