So after going from freshwater "10 years" to saltwater for "5 years" I decided to sell my last project and get out of the hobby for awhile. Well that went well for one day until I found my Fluval Chi I bought a year ago. My girlfriend was less then impressed until now after seeing it start and not costing me an arm and a leg to get it going or keep up. I called it my budget setup "like those words can be used in this hobby" so here is where I am right now.
Fluval Chi-Free "hey it was a year old and in the garage"
Rocks-Free "same thing I bought them along time ago and never used them"
Substrate-$19.99 Seachem Flourite
Filter-$15.49 AquaClear HOB 20
Heater-Aqueon Mini $14.99
DYI CO2-$13 for yeast, sugar, two 2L bottles, aqua tubing, and check valve
Lighting-$40 Lowes shelf bracket mounted upside down $4.98, Lowes Utilitech LED 5000K LED bulb $22.95, Lowes floor light mounted upside down $7.99
So not to expensive so far and I am happy with the results. One question I have though is I used RO water for my saltwater tank should I continue for this tank or am I stripping the water of any good minerals? Enough with the talk here is the tank. Iphone pics and I was kinda in a rush next time I will use my DSR.
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Bubbles from DIY CO2 setup "2 cups of sugar with warm water and then 1/2tsb of yeast shaking not stirred"
Here are some of my past tanks fresh and salt.
First tank HAHA
The many others and fish raised.
My pride and joy
My Platinum Clowns