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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by rroginela View Post
10 gallon tanks are super cheap and kits make them even cheaper. Although maybe a little more expensive you can get fairly nice 2-3 gallon tanks at meier around here (expensive means $30-40) but they look a bit better than a 10 gallon tank and come with a cover and basic filter. Nice cube type size for a desk and no seams.
Everything you said was super helpful. Thanks!
What's the meier you're talking about though?
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We picked up one of the 10 gallon kits from walmart for a shrimp tank about a year and a half ago for 27 dollars. An inch of Miracle Grow Organic Potting Soil, topped with inert gravel and a sponge filter and we were good to go. A few bulbs for the hood will run you 8 or 10 bucks. A sponge filter can be had for about 7 dollars on aquabid, and used air pump can be had for pretty cheap. I bought one today for 6 bucks from my LFS. All in all, you could probably get the entire setup for ~50 dollars. Maybe 60 if you went for a nice heater.

With that said, personally, I think Ebi's, Evolves, and Floras are more visually pleasing then a standard 10 gallon.
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Originally Posted by Aben314 View Post
Everything you said was super helpful. Thanks!
What's the meier you're talking about though?
It is a store probably my spelling is off... It like a super walmart(groceries and general merchandise) Mejer maybe that is the spelling???

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