Substrate $7? Depending on what you are using- I would assume that will increase as im sure you will want hardscape stones and manzanita (or likewise). And your ferts the first year need to be accounted for if you dont already have them.
For my tanks- lets say a 10 gal. It cost me upwards to 450.00
(10 gallon tank, canister filter, CO2 unit with regulator, etc, substrate, plants, hardscape, lighting (chiros) and wonderful lily pipes that broke on first water change *angry face. Ferts I had on hand from my other 6 tanks.... but it was an expensive little tank)
Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful (as long as they cycle!)
Last edited by livebearerlove; 06-05-2019 at 05:12 PM.
Reason: Im being good.... and not adding a seperate post ;)