1st reef tank, needs to be done cheap (I keep freshwater planted ecosystem aquariums)

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I can’t find a pic rn but my friend who had the sea apple has a big cuttlefish display refugium with softies and I’m trying to replicate it.
 

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That video you just shared looks similar to that video i shared begginning this thread where guy used to go to the coast and pick his own sea weeds / macro algae etc.he picked blennies/ crabs/ shrimps/ snails also and all free of charges ovbiously every country laws/ rules different so would have to check of its legal. And them tanks with all the macro algaes and sea weeds do look kind of cool
 
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I can't even imagine having the gall to come home from school and asking my parents for $500 to do a fish tank using what I learned playing around on my phone at study hall. I had to maintain honor role to get pokemon cards occasionally. I guess that's why I've been price shopping vipers instead of prepping hamburgers though.

Good call.

I’m sure getting a lecture from someone who’s bragging about how well off they are now as a result of walking to school uphill both ways in 3 foot deep snow will really leave an impression.
 
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I’m going to do more research on natural habitats and mimic a natural habitat as closely as possible

You may find the aeration of a skimmer allows that better than without one. :)
 
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I really love this tank. I am thinking 1 clown 1 blenny (Midas maybe) a basslet or perchlet And 4 chromis
 
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Good call.

I’m sure getting a lecture from a member who’s bragging about how well off they are now as a result of walking to school uphill both ways in 3 foot deep snow will really leave an impression.
No kidding. Imagine bragging about pricing out a Viper. A gorgeous car, no doubt, but one that's 1) not that expensive, and 2) unanimously known as the worst "fast" car to own.
 
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I’m not really trying to do special stuff in my tank, if I can just get the results I get from my 40 gal I will be happy.
 

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Good call.

I’m sure getting a lecture from a member who’s bragging about how well off they are now as a result of walking to school uphill both ways in 3 foot deep snow will really leave an impression.
Maybe you missed the 2 budget build suggestions and aggravation directed at the guys hating on some kid for not wanting a skimmer and radions. Pretty sure I've been among the most patient and level headed amongst this veritable army of responders. No hills or snow where I come from though.

Back to the regularly scheduled chaos that is this thread.

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My method to get the best enjoyment out of my tanks is to give each of my tanks an identity. And I want to do that with saltwater now and I want to make a very long term ecosystem that I can take with me through my life
 
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From now on I’m not listening to people who want my tank to look like this with all the crazy stuff that I don’t care about. I want a realistic looking tank that’s like a tide pool with macros and softies and maybe mangroves after I learned they were a thing
 

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From now on I’m not listening to people who want my tank to look like this with all the crazy stuff that I don’t care about. I want a realistic looking tank that’s like a tide pool with macros and softies and maybe mangroves after I learned they were a thing

Can’t wait for the build thread lol
 

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No kidding. Imagine bragging about pricing out a Viper. A gorgeous car, no doubt, but one that's 1) not that expensive, and 2) unanimously known as the worst "fast" car to own.
It's a goal car from when I was this kid's age. Bring the hate lol
 
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This tank looks awesome it is almost what I want to do, basically I want like a rock ledge with softies on it then a bed of grass with rocks in the back with like clay pots and bottles as hides for the fish like the clowns
 
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