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Expenses

This is not a cheap hobby!

All prices are in USD and don't include taxes or shipping. I've rounded up to the nearest dollar amount to keep things simple. Click the in the last column to find the source. Items marked with are those that I already had and am re-using for this tank.

Description Cost Total Spent Link
Tank and stand with lid, algae scraper, filter sock, media basket, media and return pump 630 630
MightyJet 326 gph return pump (backup) 90 720
18 lbs of Marco Rock at $3/lb 54 774
Two 10 lb bags of CaribSea Aragonite sand at $4.95 each 10 784
Bulk Reef Supply 5-stage, 75 gpd premium RO/DI system 200 984
Instant Ocean Reef Crystals 160 g bucket 40 1024
Rubbermaid Brute 44 g trash can with lid and dolly 80 1104
VIVOSUN 800GPH submersible pump 26 1130
Milwaukee Digital Salinity Refractometer 114 1244
Red Sea Seawater Refractometer 55 1299
Cobalt Neo-Therm 100W heater 66 1365
InkBird IBS-TH1 digital thermometer 36 1401
5 gallon water jug for ATO 18 1419
XP Aqua Duetto ATO 120 1539
API Saltwater Master Test Kit 24 1563
Frozen Spirulina Brine Shrimp 9 1572
Hikari Marine A Pellets 12 1584
Dr. Tim's One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria 4 oz 28 1612
API Quick Start 4 oz 8 1620
Gravel Vacuum with suction pump 13 1633