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Just won $500 from AquariumPlants.com - What to buy!?!?

I dont need plants lol - I could use a CO2 setup, and I want to get into saltwater - anyone see anything really good on their site worth grabbing?

This looked like a good little deal as well:

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Ecoxot...p/eco04005.htm


I mean, Im sure it goes without saying here that these guys are great by the way and have awesome deals on plants... but I'll say it anyways!

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Lucky dog! lol
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Lucky dog! lol
I know! Bro, the way it sounded when they called I thought I was getting a recall or some parasite warning LOL!!! These guys were great, and to think I was just happy I got healthy cheap plants!

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Grats! That prize rolled over a couple times I think to get that large, you're lucky. They sell lighting so you could likely burn it all just on that if you wanted.
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Grats! That prize rolled over a couple times I think to get that large, you're lucky. They sell lighting so you could likely burn it all just on that if you wanted.
Im looking at filters, skimmer, lighting for a large saltwater tank -but thenI still have to buy the tank $$$$ *sigh*

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The tank is usually the one of the cheaper components if you're willing to go used, check your local craigslist.
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I dont need plants lol - I could use a CO2 setup, and I want to get into saltwater - anyone see anything really good on their site worth grabbing?
I'd save that $500 for the salt water tank. It's a bit more expensive than a planted tank.
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I'd save that $500 for the salt water tank. It's a bit more expensive than a planted tank.
Im noticing.

Im guessing I'd need a canister filter for marine tanks - not a HOB aquaclear right?

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If you are going Salt, do you own an R.O. unit?
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I would blow the $500 on a light and build the sump and tank if I was going for cheap saltwater.


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I'd say that if you didn't have a pressurized CO2 system, I'd spend the money on that.

As for SW, you could put the money toward that, but SW systems go through money at an unbelievable rate. On a system of any size, $500 is a "drop in the bucket". Just start to price what you'll end up spending on a decent skimmer, sump, and lighting for SW, and realize that your just getting started.
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Light, CO2 or salt. The CO2 can be used for freshwater or a calcium reactor for salt.

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I'd say that if you didn't have a pressurized CO2 system, I'd spend the money on that.

As for SW, you could put the money toward that, but SW systems go through money at an unbelievable rate. On a system of any size, $500 is a "drop in the bucket". Just start to price what you'll end up spending on a decent skimmer, sump, and lighting for SW, and realize that your just getting started.
I did a 10g nano tank and spent that much or more setting it up. SW is crazy expensive.
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I did a 10g nano tank and spent that much or more setting it up. SW is crazy expensive.
I figured it would go towards the cost atleast - A decent light, equiptment for DIY sump, heater/chiller - thats about it - the sand/rock/tank Im going to fork over the $$$ for

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