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gimmethatfish 01-10-2013 02:22 AM

If you had $200.00 that could only be used for equipment what would you buy?
 
I thought this might be a fun little thread. It may have been done before so I apologize in advance if it has but a quick search didn't turn up anything similar.

I wanted to get an idea of what pieces of equipment people are lusting after for their planted tanks. If you had $200 USD right now that you had to spend on equipment for your planted tank what would you buy? No livestock or plants allowed, its got to be equipment. It could be one item or ten it doesn't matter as long as you stay under the $200 USD mark.

$200 is kind of an arbitrary number but it seemed like an amount that could buy a decent piece of equipment that was also a reachable target for most people without being too outrageous. Feel free to convert to Pounds or Euros or Yen or whatever your currency of choice might be but try to get it close to the $200 USD mark if you can. Pictures or links are encouraged and if you can tell us a little bit about why you would want it for your particular tank that would be wonderful as well. Thanks for participating and I am looking forward to seeings everyone's most coveted items.

Bettatail 01-10-2013 02:37 AM

$200?

only if you don't plant, or with a nano tank. for $200 I need a pump/filter, heater, and should be enough left to get a small size plant light, and substrate.

sayurasem 01-10-2013 02:45 AM

Light and filter

Or ADA tank

danakin 01-10-2013 02:45 AM

New canopy/lights for my 40B

IWANNAGOFAST 01-10-2013 02:51 AM

I'd build a beast of a co2 regulator.

gimmethatfish 01-10-2013 02:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Bettatail (Post 2196698)
$200?

only if you don't plant, or with a nano tank. for $200 I need a pump/filter, heater, and should be enough left to get a small size plant light, and substrate.

Thanks for participating. For the sake of this thread you don't necessarily need to outfit an entire tank for $200, that could be tough especially for larger tanks. If you want to do an entire tank that is perfectly acceptable as well but ideally I was hoping to see specific pieces of equipment that people would buy if they had $200 to spend.

gimmethatfish 01-10-2013 02:58 AM

Ditto
 
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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST (Post 2196946)
I'd build a beast of a co2 regulator.

This is probably what i would do as well. I've never run pressurized co2 before as i tend to go low tech on my tanks but I would seriously consider building a regulator with found money.

fplata 01-10-2013 03:04 AM

I would buy lightbulbs


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Captivate05 01-10-2013 03:16 AM

A better light fixture.

driftwoodhunter 01-10-2013 03:19 AM

Poret foam. Lots and lots of Poret foam...

gimmethatfish 01-10-2013 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by fplata (Post 2197090)
I would buy lightbulbs


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Thats a lot of lightbulbs. What kind do you use?

xiaoxiy 01-10-2013 03:27 AM

I'd get a glass aquarium rimless 30 gallon tank, and use the left over $$ for anubias petites.

gimmethatfish 01-10-2013 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter (Post 2197202)
Poret foam. Lots and lots of Poret foam...

Running a bunch of hamburg mattenfilters or do you use the foam for other purposes?

AaronT 01-10-2013 03:29 AM

If you don't yet have pressurized CO2, that is your answer.

Bettatail 01-10-2013 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by gimmethatfish (Post 2196954)
Thanks for participating. For the sake of this thread you don't necessarily need to outfit an entire tank for $200, that could be tough especially for larger tanks. If you want to do an entire tank that is perfectly acceptable as well but ideally I was hoping to see specific pieces of equipment that people would buy if they had $200 to spend.

sure, I will speak for my tank...
don't need anymore co2 system, flooded...


need to build a new stand, $200 is about right, plus I can get a used 55-90G as a sump.


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