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Old 03-09-2010, 09:47 PM   #11 
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Hummm...

My best guess would be close to $500 and I have only been keeping Bettas for a month and a week. I have 4 tanks, getting a 20g friday... Chyea it just never stops!

10gs $20
5 gallon set up $30
2.5 setup- $40
heaters ~$60
filters ~ $60
decor ~ $100

and then all the cleaning stuff... food... chemicals... fish... shipping.... oh man lol

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:20 PM   #12 
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I have everything needed except 2 bettas, 4 ghost shrimp and/or maybe 2 mystery snails, food and live plants. I will have spent about $150 total for everything!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:28 AM   #13 
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Oh gosh... I could have easily spent $500 on everything... Fish, tanks, gravel, vase gems, plants, heaters, filters...etc. And I have received a bunch of stuff from my parents, for my fish. I heart sales and do most of my shopping then. :)
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:27 AM   #14 
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I have spent probably $150 total on them, not including food or the fish themselves. They have a ton of plants (they'll be getting more when I get a job). That just includes plants, tanks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:43 PM   #15 
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oof lets see

10g tank w/ filter hood & lights package - $45
(i have 2 setups but 1 is from when i was in high school *cough 7 years ago cough*)
fluorescent hood - $40
gravel - $20
silk plants - $15
live plants - $15
caves - $5
Heaters(2) - $30
thermometers(2) - $3
food - $4
medications - $30

thats $207

Bettas - $33
Snails - $26

so total $266 and i may add it was well worth ever penny :)
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:40 PM   #16 
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The added cost on the electric bill is a very good point!
Plus, how many times have you purchased "a little something" to add to one of the tanks, then get it in the tank and decide you really don't like it after all? Now it sits on the shelf and you're starting to think of new ideas, with that piece, for the next tank... it just goes and goes... lol.

Am I the only one?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:32 PM   #17 
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Yeah I found 2 more old 1 gallon tanks today, and 6 air pumps.... lol We have tons more old aquarium equipment I didn't know we had in storage, I want to put it to good use, but I want to learn more about taking care of just one fish first. Who know maybe in the years to come.

PS: The excel .xslx sheet has been updated to fix spelling, water test costs, and now includes gas costs to drive to the pet store.

PPS: Also attached to this post is the estimated electrical costs for a 10 gallon tank, with a power filter, and incandescent lighting.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:41 PM   #18 
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Oh god...

2 gallon tanks x 4
$60
5 gallon tank
$50
29 gallon tank
$100

15 females VT(overtime)
$45
2 female CT
$8
Male CT, VT, Delta, DoubleTailx2
$48

5 heaters, different wattages
$120
Variety of plants/driftwood
$100

Otherfish in community tank:
$200

Replacement parts:
New filter for 29gal
$40
2 new 100watt heaters
$70
Light for 29gal
$40
Nightlight for 29gal
$20

Medical stuff
$100+

Theres more, but Im tired of thinking lol

Total: $900 +
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #19 
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I'm no good at math so I'm not even going to try! lol
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:23 AM   #20 
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Well if I just count what I have now...

Tank $40
Lights $7
Thermometer $2
Heater $15
Decorations $15
Plants $25 ish dollars
Gravel $3.50
River Stones $3
Sand $6
Betta $3
Stand $38
Timer $8

Total: $165.50
But that's just the one tank I have now.

In total for all stuff easily $500+.
But 2 of the tanks I had turned into gifts.

And I don't see any of the electric or water bill so... :D
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