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itsmeraja86
01-28-2016, 12:19 PM
Hi fellow Reefers,

I am new this forum and i am a noobie reefer probably a year now.

However i did learnt things in harder way and currently running a 30G nano sumpless reef LPS dominant Euphillia's on the right and trumpet, duncans, bubble on thr right, I do have some Zoa and toadstool only one SPS (bird of paradise birds nest coral)...

That was my intro about my reefing.

Since i came from US all my stuff were pretty much bought in US hence the cost to build /start and also ongoing maintenance cost was not so high however when i came to Canada almost everything is on higher side and i get much less choices as well or i could say i am not going to the right place.

I am planning to buy house means Bigger tank !!!!!! I need help /Advise/ Suggestions in picking the size and cost required to start up a tank

I have space for 120G, 160G, 180G or2 00G
Please help me with the cost estimates and also provide me best seller products starting from Tank, Overflow, Skimmer, Reactor,livesand/dry sand , liverocks/dry rocks, I dont want power heads/wave makers in my display tank hence a built in Circular ? how effective and worth it is or is it just go with wavemakers?

BTW i am in Mississauga ,Ontario

Thanks in advance!!!
Raj

itsmeraja86
01-28-2016, 04:00 PM
Bump it..

itsmeraja86
01-29-2016, 02:35 AM
Did i ask something tht i shouldnt be in this forum?

Since i am going from nano to a larger tank i want to ensure i have a better plan in place and also budget it out properly . As i already said my start was very bad hence lot of money has been wasted with redundant equipment's that are sitting in the storage now..

Advise is appreciated!!!!

Myka
01-29-2016, 02:37 AM
What type of corals would you like to keep in this tank? This will affect your budget.

itsmeraja86
01-29-2016, 02:39 AM
Mindy thanks for the response..

LPS dominant.. some softies but majority are LPS..

And i would like to add larger more colorful fishes..

WarDog
01-29-2016, 03:03 AM
Welcome to Canreef.

Asking for a cost estimate is too vague a question. I might say starting up a 120 might cost $10,000. Others might say $5000. It all depends on what you want out of it.

corpusse
01-29-2016, 03:15 AM
Hardware might cost you more, but unless you are coming from LA the GTA probably has more reef stores then any US area. There are plenty of livestock options within an hours drive of you.

itsmeraja86
01-29-2016, 03:17 AM
Welcome to Canreef.

Asking for a cost estimate is too vague a question. I might say starting up a 120 might cost $10,000. Others might say $5000. It all depends on what you want out of it.

Thanks for the response

I would like to know which brand and cost for these items and best place to buy in Mississauga / Online

160G/ 180G Glass Tank pre drilled with corner Overflow
Synergy like 3 chamber sump 90G(If not smaller)
250G Skimmer or over
Solidwood stand with Canopy(OakTree/PineTree)
Pukani rock / Liverock- Which would be a better option in terms of faster cycling
Return pump
Recommendations for flow Closed Loop ? and its cost?
If not i would go with Wavemakers which i have a rough idea

If i missed any please add it

as far as substrate my current tank is a Barebottom and i plan to go for a shallow sand bed in the Display tank and miracle mud in refugium

itsmeraja86
01-29-2016, 03:20 AM
Hardware might cost you more, but unless you are coming from LA the GTA probably has more reef stores then any US area. There are plenty of livestock options within an hours drive of you.

You are right... i was in NJ and i had to drive around 70 miles for a good LFS.. however the online stores and shipping were convenient but trust me i love LFS in GTA.. in Mississauga i have around 5 good LFS which are really good. i visit almost every week not to buy but just to look and have good chat wit the LFS guys..