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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 10:58 PM
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I recently set up a planted 5 gallon tank. Only cost me 50 which is about $75 for you. However, I already owned a spare tank, heater and rocks. The costs only included the plants, substrate, new lights etc. If you factor everything else in, it costed me about 153 which is about $230

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post #62 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 01:20 AM
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This might help, my estimated cost for this shrimp setup will cost 130-175$
Rimless 7.5G cube (Looks like mr aqua) 35$ (after tax)
Finnex FugeRay 12" (Amazon) 44$
2 Bags of UP shrimp sand 40$
Plants (Carpet plants/background) 25$
Dual Sponge filter 2$
Old Air pump from 75G (Costed 15$)
That is about $161, I still need to get 10 CRS for about 30$.
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post #63 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 01:30 PM
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My only problem is tank prices. At the same time, I would be wary of trying anything cheap, wondering if they are cheaper because they are poorly made or cheaper because they found a way to just do it cheaper.

Then again, if Audi's and BMW's were as cheap as Hyundai's, everyone would probably own one LOL
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post #64 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:32 AM
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In my opinion, the price is not that bad for an ADA tank if you factor in how low iron the glass is, the silicon work, and even a little for the brand name and satisfaction of saying, "I have an ADA tank."
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post #65 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:45 AM
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This thread is old guys. Those of you who are giving pricing advice should know this.
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