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    Coast for this hobby

    How much money can you invest into a 20 gallon tank, or 40 gallon?

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    Lol anywhere from $400-$500 or $1500-$2000. After purchase of tank and stand.
    Depends on the equipment and livestock!
    -299g display.

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    This hobby isn't a cheap one.

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    My 40 gallon setup cost around $1000.

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    $40 a gallon is a medium range for this hobby. Just for set up.

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    buy used if your worried about setup cost. most used items will save you 20%-50% of new prices.
    CURRENT SETUP
    70 GALLON DT W/ 22 GALLON SUMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUNTER01975 View Post
    buy used if your worried about setup cost. most used items will save you 20%-50% of new prices.
    I agree, used is the way to go to save money.

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    Always buy used when starting this hobby. If you end up giving up (which I hope nobody will ever do), then you won't lose that much money. Once you know what you're doing, then buy new tanks since you have a clearer understanding of what you like and don't like.

    Back to your question, a 40g would INITIAL cost at least $500 for the minimum. Be prepare for unexpected cost
    King Regards,
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    20g Coral-only Tank

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    I have seen anywhere from 20.00-65.00 per gallon set up.

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    All of your money
    There is an infinite amount of money you can invest in this hobby.

    - C. Smith

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