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. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh god, I put lighting but then reading the thread I would go with Rock as well. 200lbs@$5 and 100lbs@$3
    But then again Lighting is something you keep paying for through your electricity bill ;)

    J
     
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  3. serotonin

    serotonin Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I think you and my wife would get along very well ;D ;D ;D
     
  4. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Lr

    LR for sure in my new cube, $5.49/lb plus overnight shipping......around $400.
     
  5. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    I will say lighting as well, but LR is a close second only because I got a great deal on the LR $ 2.00 a pound From a friend
     
  6. dano

    dano Spaghetti Worm

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    mine is the rock, up here its $10 per pound. and i have no filters or skimmers, so the next would be the tank and stand itself.
     
  7. imagine7070

    imagine7070 Flamingo Tongue

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    I would say it is a toss up between lighting and my live rock. At $4/lb with 60lbs $240. My lighting was under $200 and the electricity doubled for every month :-/
     
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  9. apollo'sowner

    apollo'sowner Feather Duster

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    This 20 nano is inexpensive comared to larger. A coralife retrofit 2x36wt w/PC bulbs is the highest single piece of equipment. Rock, sand and livestock outweighs equipment by far.
     
  10. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    For the 300:
    Aquarium
    Stand and hood (close 2nd)
    Sump
    LR and Sand (close 4th)
    Lights (I cheated and bought used)
    Skimmer (cheating again...)
    Pumps
     
  11. SpecailEd

    SpecailEd Astrea Snail

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    Definatly Lights 600.oo , Live rock is next though , probably 500 or so
     
  12. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    My lighting without a doubt!Almost $800.00 for my 3 pendants on my 125 gallon reef.