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Thread: First Planted tank
02-05-2013, 04:17 PM #11
Well so you can get an Idea of what it will cost to get a planted tank similar in size to yours running.
$280.00 on my tank and stand setup. (I feel like I did alright on that aspect, I know some spend hundreds...)
$145.00 on my Eheim 2217
$120.00 on Odyssea quad t5 with plant lights.
$100.00 +/- on sand. (bio-active Cichlid sand)
$40.00 on heater.
$60.00 on driftwood.
$35.00 on a powerhead-circulation pump.(real low setting)
Then you need to stock with fish and figure out which plants you will use. I have about $150-200 in fish and probably $30 in plants to date. But I have been adding a few plants every week.
Roughly $1000.00 in my current setup before food, fertilizers (wet-dry) and other miscellaneous items that we all know I am missing.65 Gallon Tall 4' long Planted aquarium, Eheim 2217
Stock: 6 Roseline's, 6 Peppered Corys, 4 Oto's, 5 Giant Danios, 4 Rosey Barbs, 2 Ruby Rams-Male-Female, 1 F German Ram, 2 Dwarf Gourami, 2 Angle Fish, 3 shrimp.