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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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estimated cost of a 75 gallon low tech setup?

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Trying to setup a nice big tank, since a 75 gallon reef is...Waaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive. I wouldn't be making my own stand, since I'm not exactly handy. Thanks hombres
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I bought my 75 with lids, stand and canister filter used for a hundred bucks, spent about forty on pool sand and cheap lighting from walmart. I like buying used, but be careful, I didn't look the canister filter over well enough and realized later that the wire had been chewed into, so have to see if it'll work with some tape or need spliced.
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Better to start with a budget ie. can I get up & running for under $300

Than the Congressional method of "Let's See how much we can spend".
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Im about $2000 in it and now just adding fish. But remember the cost never stops always something to buy.
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Buy used if your on a budget, don't skimp on filtration, and although you don't need much light, a 75G is deep enough that you'll need something powerful enough to grow even low light plants on the bottom.

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