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My first big tank where to begin?...
Lighting: $1405.40
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nothin but the best for my baby
Icecap 72" Black Hood.......................................................$439.95
Flo/VHO endcaps............................................................+ 39.90
Standard Flo ballast.......................................................+ 39.95
2 4" PFO fans.................................................................+ 54.95
E-ballast 3x400W...........................................................+479.85
2 VHO actinic bulbs.........................................................+ 55.00
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$1109.60
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...=PA&Product_Code=PFO72HOOD&Category_Code=PFOh

3x400W 20K Radium Bulbs on sale!.................................3x $76.95
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$230.85
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...PA&Product_Code=20K-400WG&Category_Code=Sales

and what "dream" tank would be complete without a moonlight!
PFO extreme 1W moonlight..................................................$64.95
(mounts beautifully in our PFO hood)
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...A&Product_Code=PFO-ML&Category_Code=moonlight

Filtration: $3210.62
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Custom Reefmania Sump 4'x18"x18"................................$400.00?
http://www.reefmania.net
included-all bulkheads, drain lines, float valve

Mag Drive 24 return pump.................................................$124.95
teed and split between two lines
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...ode=PA&Product_Code=MAG2400&Category_Code=MAG

Custom SeaLife 1/3HP drop in chiller.................................$709.90
(w/remote digital temp controller)
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...uct_Code=CSL-PCD-13&Category_Code=Powercooler

Euro-Reef CS8-3 Protein Skimmer.....................................$558.00
in sump model w/ pump
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merc...uct_Code=CSL-PCD-13&Category_Code=Powercooler

Tunze Turbelle Stream Kit (TS24)......................................$782.77
2x 3175 g/h Turbelle Stream 6100 + Micro Controller 7094
http://www.tunze.com/usa/en-gb/dept_161.html

MyReef Creations Dual Calcium Reactor CR-2...................$395.00
including CO2 reg + mag recirc pump package
http://www.myreefcreations.com/main.html

Reefmania KR200 Kalkwasser Reactor..............................$230.00
http://www.reefmania.net/products-kalkwasser.php

Maxijet 600 powerhead.......................................................$10.00
from classified section-NIB-cheap!
to feed calcium reactor
http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=20

Livestock to follow...
 

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THE Dream Tank Cont...

at this point we've spent $4616.02 leaving $383.98 for critters!

Critters (and beer) $383.98
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First we'll need...
For a 4" DSB over the entire tank floor
360# of Pure Caribbean Aragonite 9-40# bags @ 14.95/
(free shipping of course as with all orders for my dream tank since i'm a "close personal friend" of each of the proprietors-copyright Sid Hartman).......................................................$134.55

Since we're attempting to simulate a sand zone reef and micro atoll reef tank we don't need much in the way of rock-luckily since we're low on $. eventually the plan is to allow the micro atoll to grown into a full fledged reef-ambitious and patient plan requiring many more years than i have left on this earth. its a good thing that i plan children (aka frags) to continue carrying the torch.
40# Premium Uncured Figi Rock.....................................40 x 2.99/#
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$119.60

Next to add some clean up critters
a small kit should do since i plan for them to breed and eventually "grow into" the tank............................................$53.00
includes scarlet and blue hermits, snails, pep shrimp, and a brittle star

Since we live next to the ocean (Hawaii to be exact-heck its a DREAM tank afterall:funny: ) and have a boat (large boat!) all the saltwater could be collected offshore to minimize contaminants

The only thing left to do is seed the tank with some faster growing SPS aka reef builders. we anticipate many hitchiker corals, softies especially, to be carried in by the un-cured live rock. for this we talk to our friend at NorthStarCorals.com
Bill sells us 4 colonies (his fastest growers) at $18 a pop which works out to.........................................................................$72.00

since this is a reef tank, not a fish tank we're done and we pay $4.83 for a sixer of Natural Light at Dokken's........................$4.83

fellow reef club member does inquire about adopting
his favorite but tormented FAIRY Wrasse so we do that cuz that sounds very dreamy

we're in hawaii so lack of heat is never a problem-funny story-good friend from hawaii brought his car up here to minnesota for college and didn't ever realize his car had heat-ok you had to be there. but that explains in conjunction with the 3x400 lighting system why we're trying to get by without a $20 heater.

oh yeah and i have some spare Hair Algae B-Gone, Red Slime Remover, Quinsulex (for planaria), and this damned damsel i can't kill!-all to be apart of said DREAM TANK

that brings our total to...lemme do the math here...........$5000.00!

whaddya'll think?

in case you haven't noticed i'm a gear NUT!

the late tg
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
almost forgot-i traced this picture from my imagination of the tank "all grows up". after tracing i colored it with crayons and scanned it onto my computer. i know i have modest aspirations but i don't want to be dissappointed with my first big tank. you can see the fairy wrasse in the upper right strata of the tank.

PS-thanks for the help coloring sawcjack00!
 

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I had a blast dreaming it up, now for more fun actually spending the gift certificate!

I can only dream about stuff like this as i almost got evicted by my girlfriend recently when i spent $200 on a skimmer-(a modest price no?). outsiders will never understand!
tg (name change pending)
 
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