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well to be honest brooke you could give any size tank but with 5000 i couldnt build my "dream" reef.... so instead i decided i would make my dream fowlr tank :). i know it wont be as "beautiful as some of the reefsthat will be thought up but enjoy mine anyway :D

so i have $5000... okay imeaditly take off 700 for wood and plumbing supplies...it usually takes me doing things 2 or 3 times before there right...
diy hood :) with open back for ventilation

lights: 255.25. ice cap 2 bulb x 72 inch retro kit premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...oduct_Code=ICE-2X72R&Category_Code=Icecapvhor

substrate: 120 lbs crushed coral..(3) 40lb bags @ 19. 95 per = 58.95 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...uct_Code=C-CRUSHED40&Category_Code=Substrates

live rock: 180 lbs kaelini tonga ultra show (uncured) @ 3.99lb= 718.20 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...oduct_Code=L-KaeliniUN&Category_Code=Liverock

Wet/ Dry filration: item # cr3000 from underwater creations 349.00
http://www.underwatercreations.com/cpr_wet.htm

pumps: for waterflow 2 tunze 6080.000 stream pumps... (2) @ 184.77= 369.54
premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...duct_Code=T6080.000&Category_Code=Tunze_pumps

return pump for wetdry: mag 12 97.95 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...ode=PA&Product_Code=MAG1200&Category_Code=MAG

heater: ebo-jager ts heater 20.95 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...A&Product_Code=EJ-19250&Category_Code=Heaters

Salt: Instant ocean- 200 gal bucket 42.95 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...e=PA&Product_Code=SALT-200&Category_Code=Salt

mag-float: magent up to 350 gal glass 19.95 premium aquatics
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...t_Code=MAG-FLOATL&Category_Code=Algaecleaners

skimmer: turbo floater 1000... 208.99 petsolutions
http://www.petsolutions.com/cgi-bin/cgiitmls?m=ThisP&p=1037.500000&l=36

all this = 2954.77 (including the 700 off the top for wood and plumbing)

LIVE STOCK
With a fowlr this is where the emphisis is placed... the inhabitants....

1. (1) sea goblin 58.99 liveaquaria
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=248

2. (1) sailfin/ Rouge Scorpion 18.99 liveaquaria
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=243

3. (1) Leaf Fish 27.99 liveaquaria
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=238

4. (1) Fu Manchu LionFish 27.99 liveaquaria
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=231

5. (1) Hawaiian Dragon Eel 1199.99 liveaquaria
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=125

all this equals 1333.95
as far as cleaning the gravel... since i have a few tanks now ill use my gravel vac for that :)

my grand total= 4288.72 so i have an extra 600 bucks to take a lady out to a nice dinner and dancing :)

well i know it isnt as colorful (or in your words...beautiful) or as splashy as the others... but i tried to be unique with my fish selection.. a bit of warning no hands inside this tank....
 
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