Thread: decisons on tank(s)
04-17-2014, 01:47 PM #1
decisons on tank(s)
Ok so some of you may know this but I am not old enough to get a job so I rely on oulouance and birthday money and I can only have one tank because my parents rent and are going to buy a house in about 6 months so I am going to start saving my money but I wanted to ask everyones opinion about what you think I should do ok so do you think I should upgrade my freshwater tank to a 30 or should I get a 20 gallon saltwater tank?
Last edited by aquariumlover10; 04-17-2014 at 01:51 PM.
04-17-2014, 02:04 PM #2
Saltwater is a lot more expensive to run. Test kits, salt mix and RO water alone will cost more a month than you'd spend on a freshwater in 3-4 months.
Can't remember offhand what you got now but a 30g allows for quite a few nice setups that would be a lot cheaper to run. If I look at my own tank it costs me 8 euros a month in electricity, perhaps another euro in special food and 2-3 euros max in fertilizer. Now I assume you get the electricity for free from your parents so...
04-17-2014, 02:12 PM #3
If you got the itch for something new why not do a Walstad bowl? Scrounge up a big jar of some kind for example a large cookie jar. Find some potting soil and gravel. Depending on where you live exactly you can see about getting some aquatic plants from the wild or perhaps some cuttings from someone else. A moderately sunny spot or a desk lamp with a daylight lamp and optionally a small air pump are all you need. IT's fun to set up and when done well you could house a few shrimps in it. Come moving day you drain it for 75% , pick it up and move it.
04-17-2014, 02:44 PM #4
Nice suggestions from dutchie...but if you decide to upgrade (I believe you have a 10g now?), go freshwater, and the biggest tank you can afford
04-17-2014, 04:10 PM #5
Ok I am going to look at prices and post in a little while.
04-17-2014, 04:57 PM #6
Ok so here are the prices to set up a 20 gallon long tank
Grreat choice 20 gallon long glass aquarium dimenisons 30.25"x12.5"x13" $32.99
2 aquaclear power filters model a-595 $29.99
Zoomed aquasun T5-HO doublelight linear fluorescent hood 30" $74.99
R2 extreme led moonlight 1 pack $39.99
Aqua euro usa nano tank skimmer 2 $59.99
Aqueon submersible aquarium heaters 9" $32.99
Green killing machine internal UV sterilizer with power head 50 gph $49.99
Petco thermometer with suction cup $3.99
Instant ocean reef crystals 15lbs. $22.99
Api stress coat water conditioner 8fl. $8.49
Petco aquarium net 19.5"-5" $2.99
Ok I am going to have to post the rest later
04-17-2014, 05:06 PM #7
04-17-2014, 05:24 PM #8
Probaly but I am also going to upgrade my freshwater wright when I have the money after I setup the saltwater
04-17-2014, 05:33 PM #9
04-17-2014, 05:49 PM #10
Ok well never mind about the zoomed light I can't even find a bulb for it I mean comon.