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Old 09-27-2008, 02:10 AM
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Budget update:

$300.00 Budget Items
Equipment:
4 Coralife Mini Compact 50/50 lamps 20 watt each @ $15.99 each Total $63.96 (Wiring supplies from shop)
Aqueon 50w Heater $25.99
Aquatech 20-40 HOB filter $ 2.00 ("scored" a good deal - receipt can be provided)
Used Nano Powerhead $26.21

Total Equipment: $ 118.16


Livestock:
3 small zoanthids (under 15 heads) @ $5.00 each $ 15.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
9 med zoanthids (15 - 25 heads) @ $10.00 each $ 90.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 small (7 head) flourescant zoanthid $ 5.00 (purchased from a local reefer)
1 small Blue Clove $ 5.00 (fragged from 50 gal tank)
1 green mushroom rock $ 20.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
5 blue mushroom $ 25.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 Yellowtail Damselfish (Live Aquaria price) $ 4.99 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 Stocky Cerith Snail (Big Al's) $ 2.99
2 Narssarius Snails (Big Al's $1.99 each) $ 3.98
1 Cerith Snail (Big Al's) $ 1.99
1 Blue Legged Hermit Crab $ 1.99
1 Red Banded Turbo Crab $ 4.99

Total Livestock: $ 180.93

Total spent on budget items (equipment and livestock): $ 299.09


"Free" Items
10 gal display tank - $0.00 (Had it at home already)
Maple for stand and canopy - $55.86
Sand - Left over from 20 gal - free
Rocks - 2 large cooking in basement - free
Rocks - 2 small $10.00
Thermometer - $1.49
Mag Cleaner - Left over from 20 gal - free

Total spent on free items: $67.35

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Old 09-27-2008, 03:20 AM
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My intentions are similar. Simplicity. Good luck.
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Spent today making a stand and canopy for my 10 gal. Still have work to do, fill holes in wood, stain and Varathane it.



Budget update:

$300.00 Budget Items
Total spent on budget items: $0.00

"Free" Items
10 gal display tank - $0.00 (Had it at home already)
Maple for stand and canopy - $55.86

Total spent on free items: $55.86
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:16 AM
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Sweet looking cabinet!! Nice work!
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:21 AM
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Wow!! Great job on the stand and canopy!
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:54 PM
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Agreed, very good stand and canopy!
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wow...you built that in one day...I don't want to talk about how long my canopy took me.

What kind of light is going in there?
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Thanks for the compliments on the canopy and stand. I figure my "free" stand will probably cost me around 20 hours of time. I'm working on staining it today, 2 coats of stain, then it needs 3 - 4 coats of clear.

For lighting, I am hoping to put in an 18" SlimPaq Actinic T5HO. It's been back ordered by the supplier, without a delivery date, but hope it will be in when it's time to put in water.

What date do we put in the water?
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looking great

we put water in out tanks oct 15
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For lighting, I am hoping to put in an 18" SlimPaq Actinic T5HO. It's been back ordered by the supplier, without a delivery date, but hope it will be in when it's time to put in water.
Tell me more about this lighting would you? Maybe a link? I am definitely interested.
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