What is the most expensive component of your aquarium?

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What is the most expensive component of your aquarium?

  1. Lights.

    69.5%
  2. Skimmer.

    8.5%
  3. Aquarium.

    10.2%
  4. Calcium Reactor.

    1.7%
  5. Other.

    10.2%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What is the most expensive component of your aquarium?

    I'd have to say mine is my PM calcium reactor. Close to $600.

    What is yours?
     
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  3. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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    my lighting.....hamilton reefstar MH $250 (i think it's a good thing if that's the most expensive item i've bought for my tank :p )
     
  4. Monacle

    Monacle Skunk Shrimp

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    I would have to say, it's my "Aqua Controller III" by Neptune Systems. $449.95. I would have said lights, because I have over $2k in lighting but that's several components. GLTA
     
  5. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    My MH pendant. But the big boy reefers with their 100+ tanks spend it on reactors.
     
  6. bouraganes

    bouraganes Peppermint Shrimp

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    I'd have to say it's a close race between lighting and the 65 Lbs of live rock I've accumulated.
     
  7. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    I quit counting the $ long ago.............lol. It's a never ending viscious cycle. A hundred for this... Two hundred for that....Three hundred for this....And on and on. And don't even start with the power and water bill. Now its time to upgrade. Here we go again.:eek: Ok venting is over. Time for a water change and a pitcher of margaritas.;D
    Best, Scott
     
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  9. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    $5 a pound liverock. 5x135=$675
    My lights are diy or that would be close....

    Jim
     
  10. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    Lighting for me as well. On the 180 i'm building 3 Hamilton pendants will come in around $800
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ozone generator but we don't pay much for light ballasts or bulbs. That's one of the benefits of having a plumber/heating/HVAC guy for a fiancee :)