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May need to change my thread title.. lol, I just updated my totals on Tank and equipment and I’m over $1,700 :oops: I added the coral box doser’s and realized I had never included the BRS parasitic pump for my Kalkwasser.. all these added another another $200 to the bottom line.
 
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May need to change my thread title.. lol, I just updated my totals on Tank and equipment and I’m over $1,700 :oops: I added the coral box doser’s and realized I had never included the BRS parasitic pump for my Kalkwasser.. all these added another another $200 to the bottom line.
Never add it all up!
 
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Never add it all up!
Ha! Good advice.. Im only keeping track of totals because this is supposed to be a budget build, still think I’m doing great with what I have put together Vs cost.. if I had purchased a high end aquarium and all top of the line equipment I would easily be at 6-8k by this point.
 
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That frag pic with dimples... she's just beautiful!
Thank you Katrina! Sometimes I wish I could roll the clock back and relive those days.
 
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Dosing pumps are here :) Incredibly fast service from ReefBreeders! I wasn’t expecting them until next week.. they look fantastic and even come with extra heads, hose, anti syphons and calibration vessels to verify proper operation.

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Dosing pumps are here :) Incredibly fast service from ReefBreeders! I wasn’t expecting them until next week.. they look fantastic and even come with extra heads, hose, anti syphons and calibration vessels to verify proper operation.

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That is great service. :)
 
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Super awesome build thread! Found it very useful.

Where did you get the steel stand?
Thank you, the stand is from petco.. honestly I should have just built one as I’m not 100% confident in it, I tried to do lots of research on them and couldn’t find any reports of them failing but still makes me nervous.. lol. It’s probably fine I see guys with two 40 Breeders stacked on regular steel shelving like they have at Lowe’s or Home Depot for your garage I’m just paranoid;)
 

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Thank you, the stand is from petco.. honestly I should have just built one as I’m not 100% confident in it, I tried to do lots of research on them and couldn’t find any reports of them failing but still makes me nervous.. lol. It’s probably fine I see guys with two 40 Breeders stacked on regular steel shelving like they have at Lowe’s or Home Depot for your garage I’m just paranoid;)
Thanks! I also did tons of research hit it seems tricky to find any steel or aluminum stands that fit well... If you don't pay for custom.
 

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