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Post by plnelson on Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:54 pm

I need a list of everything that is needed to start up a salt water aquarium from scratch.

Thanks.
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Post by nano on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:11 pm

What size tank and what do u want to do with it

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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:12 pm

Need is a vague term

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Post by nano on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:13 pm

lol

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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:16 pm

Well i could make a tank work with just a light an powerhead and zero filtration minus wc's.

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Post by Home_Depot on Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:34 pm

Tank
Stand
Lights
Heater
Skimmer
Water
Salt
Sand
Rock
Powerheads
Test Kits
Plumbing
Sump
Refractometer
I am sure there is more.......


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Post by HSCmember on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:44 pm

I'm guessing Phil is fielding questions at the science center from people wanting to get into the hobby.
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Post by danreefs on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:06 pm

Home_Depot wrote:Tank
Stand
Lights
Heater
Water
Salt
Sand
Rock
Powerheads
Test Kits
Plumbing
Sump
Refractometer
I am sure there is more.......



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Post by Nannook on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:41 pm

One of those plastic clamp things so you can avoid putting your hands in the tank
Skimmer if you plan to have fish
Reef Club with lots of patient people for advice
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Post by plnelson on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:03 pm

Thanks Garrett. I had a list started, but did not have it on me.

I'm trying not to miss anything for a list of supplies. I figured that you all might fill in any gaps that I may have missed.
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Post by Home_Depot on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:12 pm

You going to post it at the center or whats your plan??

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Post by plnelson on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:25 pm

I'm trying to compile a list of stuff so that I can plug in prices of items based on aquarium size and scope, and come up with a close estimate for how much it would cost.
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Post by plnelson on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:30 pm

Here's my list so far.

Aquarium
Stand
Canopy
Lights
Skimmer
Sump
Live Rock
Return Pump
Power heads
Media reactors
ATO
Controller
test kits
food
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Post by danreefs on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:11 pm

Sand or BB ?
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Post by HSCmember on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:38 pm

Are you going to give a rough estimate of cost according to the size of the tank?
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Post by cdness on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:48 pm

noting is standard... too many variables to provide the type of estimate you want. a 75G with bargain items will cost WAY less than a 75 on top of the line items...
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Post by HSCmember on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:13 am

But couldn't a list be made of 1. Ecomony equipment for skimmer, 2. Mid model cost, 3. Best models...with approximate price range for each?


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Post by plnelson on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:27 am

Yes

Sand or BB doesn't matter.

But, yes, sand.
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Post by plnelson on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:31 am

I want a list to be able to plug in values to so that it will be easier to come up with estimates.
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Post by HSCmember on Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:30 am

http://www.marinedepot.com/reef_tank_packages_set_up__index-ap.html
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Re: Start a list

Post by Coldwave21 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:24 pm


  • Aquarium
  • Lights
  • Light Timer
  • Salt Mix
  • Sand
  • Live Rock
  • Protein Skimmer
  • Power Filter (optional)
  • Algae Scraper
  • Sump and/or Refugium (optional pieces of aquarium equipment)
  • Quarantine Tank
  • Power heads (multiple)
  • Food (depends on what you plan on keeping in your reef aquarium)
  • Thermometer
  • Heater
  • Test Kits (chlorine, pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, calcium, alkalinity, iodine)
  • Reverse Osmosis filter for make up water or even better an RO/DI (deionization) filter.
  • Hydrometer or refractometer
  • 2 Five Gallon Buckets (clean and for fish tank only use)
  • Fish, Corals and other Invertebrates
  • Macro Algae such as chaetomorpha or gracilaria, for use in the refugium
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