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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:41 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  belive  in  in  budgets  and  i  also  feel  that  fiskkeeping  should  not  become  an  obsession.Your  family  comes  first.Be  faithful  to  your  wife  and  responsible  to  your  parents  and  kids.Fish  keeping  is  just  a  hobby.Never  lie  to  your  wife  on  that  score.Its  always  better  to  lead  a  frugal  ,truthful  and  simple  life.SAMI                

 
 Yes..!  Sami  u  r  right..  Thumb Up   Thumb Up  ..  I  am  101%  agree  with  you..
 
 But  what  about  the  budget...  if  the  budget  is  crossing  your  expectation,  then  there  is  nothing  2  do  except  1  thing  who  can  save  u  ....&  that  is  LIE  ...  but  remember  "Jhoot  Bole  Kauwa  Kate...  Kale  Kauwe  Se  Dario..ROFLROFLROFLROFL
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:49 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

                                                   
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any  of  you  guys  have  aquarium  in  rented  house..
                 

 
 Yes,  12  Tanks  in  the  small  rented  home  ,   i  live  now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:54 am Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Me  too  in  a  rented  house.........  But  shifting  house  will  be  a  real  pain...   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:56 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Why  should  your  wife  be  left  out?  Get  her  involved.
 
 When  I  started  on  my  first  tank  after  a  break  last  year,  my  wife  was  at  her  mother's.  Now  we  share  responsibilities  equally.  She  looks  after  the  tanks,  feeding  the  fish  in  my  absence,  helps  clean.  And  what  was  one  tank  last  year,  is  .....  hmmm  I  can't  remember  the  exact  number  of  tanks  I  have  !!!!!!!!  Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:05 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 WELL
 The  topic  of  thread  is  "Aquariums  &  Budgets"  not  "  Aquariums  &  Wifes"  or  Wife  &  Budgets".  Very Happy  
 There  was  another  thread  "Aquairums  &  family  members"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:11 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Well  said  Sandeep...  Thumb Up   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:18 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 When  it  comes  to  "Aquarium"  budgets,  aren't  wives  a  main  criteria?   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:19 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Ya  Gokul,  budgets  and  wifes  compliment  each  other.......  Chuckle  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:49 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Luckly  I  got  no  Wife  yet...
 But  i  do  get  ocassional  Shoutings  from  my  girlfriend!!  For  comments  like
 "Don't  you  think  a  Big  Blue  Diamond  is  better  than  partying  tonite  !!"
 Honestly,  I  am  setting  up  a  new  tank  end  of  thismonth  and  from  my  past  experience  I  am  keeping  a  budget  of  15K  without  Fauna  this  only  includes  Tank,  Filter(External  2217),  Gravel(With  Special  Plant  Sub+Laterite+2-3mm  Sand),  Heater,lighting  with  timer  and  DIY  Co2+basic  setup  plant  to  start.
 I  have  kept  it  all  overbudget  as  one  goes  along  the  way  many  small  items  add  up.  But  I  dont  want  to  over  shoot  this  budget  for  anything  except  my  fish  later  on...
 Should  I  start  a  thread  for  this  project...?  Comments  and  suggestions  appriciated...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:36 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 This  doesnt  confirm  to  the  topic  of  this  thread  but  
 @Nanu
 In  my  honest  opinion,
 You  can  do  without  the  eheim  if  u  are  planning  for  a  planted  tank.
 In  a  planted  tank  ,  a  filter  is  merly  needed  to  circulate  the  water  and  plants  do  the  job  of  biological  filtering  which  would  have  done  by  the  the  bacteria  in  the  media  of  the  external  filter.
 You  can  rather  use  that  fund  to  set  up  presurrise  Co2.I  would  treat  that  as  a  higher  priority  than  an  external  filter.
 Think  about  it.
 @Nanu,  you  have  a  PM.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:01 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Sorry  for  starting  to  dieviate  form  the  topic,  please  continue  my  new  tanks  discussion  on  :
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=modules&name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5277&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
 
 thanks..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:23 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 When  it  comes  to  aquahobby  budget  ,  I  prefer  more  options  (individual  tanks,  variety  of  fishes  (better  say,  cichlids)  and  more  experiments.  
 
 Though,  presently  i  live   in  a  rented  home,  i  give  the  least  importance  to  space.  So,  when  given  a  choice  with  a  budget  for  30  K,  definitely  i  wont  go  for  a  6  Feet  Show  Tank.  (Again  30K  is  a  tight  budget  for  an  average  6  Feet  Show  Tank).  But,  instead  i'll  prefer  to  go  for  6  number  of  individual  3  feet  tank  with  that  budget.  
 
 Choice  1:  Budget  of  30K  
 
 6  Feet  /  2  Feet  /  2  Feet  Tank  =  Approx.  8K  (Delivered  @  home)
 Gravel  @  20  Rs  (100  KG)  =  2K
 Rocks  @  Caves  =  2K
 Budget  Stand  /  Hood  /  Light  =  8K  
 Budget  Filtering  System  =  4K
 Fishes  =  6K
 
 Total  =  30K  (And  gain  only  1  biotype  simulation  ,  with  limitation  of  fish  varieties.  When  you  think  in  future  for  new  fishes,  or  if  you  are  tempted  to  keep  a  new  species  all  of  a  sudden,  then  you  should  rework  your  budget).
 
 Drawbacks:  If  you  plan  to  sell  your  tank,  you  might  not  get  a  fair  offer  easily  (as  buyers  for  6  feet  tank  are  very  less).  
 
 Advantages:  Aaah,  always  6  Feet  tank  have  many  advantages.  Who  want  to  miss  this  monster  tank.  No  doubt  that  this  is  the  dream  tank  of  every  hobbyist.
 
 Choice  2:  Budget  of  30K  
 
 YES  !!!!!  Go  with  6  Numbers  of  3  Feet  Tank   Very Happy  
 
 Average  cost  for  a  tight  budget  3  Feet  Tank  is  approximately  
 
 3  Feet   /  1  Feet  /  1  Feet  (Tank  +  Stand  +  Hood  +  Light)  =  2K  
 Gravel  20  Kg  =  600  Rs
 1500  Lt  /  Power  Filter  =  400  Rs
 Fishes  =  1K
 Total  =  4K  (per  3  Feet  Tank  )
 
 Cost  for  6  Tanks  (each  3  feet)  =  24  K  (@  a  rate  of  4K  /  Tank)
 
 Bonus:  Very Happy  
 Premium  Food  Stock  +  Medication  =  2K
 Pocket  Money  for  Wife  (To  get  her  conviced  with  6  Tanks)  =  4K   ROFL  
 
 So,  30K  will  get  you  6  Tanks  (With  plenty  of  biotype  choices,  and  fish  varieties)  +  2  Bonus  package  worth  6K  
 
 Disadvantages:
 
 Running  cost  /  maintenance  efforts  are  hectic.  No  doubt.  Beware  of  your  electricity  cost.  
 
 Advantages:  You  may  find  some  hobbyist  to  pick  2  or  4  of  these  tanks  instantly  ,  once  you  plan  to  sell  them.  And  what  more,  plenty  of  fish  varieties  or  biotype  simulations.
 
 Choice  3:  Budget  of  30K  
 
 Motto:  Forget  about  Show  Quality  Tanks  &  be  determined  that  you  dont  show  these  tanks  /  fishes  to  your  friends.  
 
 7  Feet  Rack  (That  can  hold  6  Number  of  3  Feet  Tank)  =  3K  (Custom  made)
 6  Tanks  (3  Feet  each  @  750  Rs)  =  4.5K
 1500  LT  P.Filter  (6  Numbers)  =  2K  (UGF  ,  still  cut  down  the  cost)
 Gravels  /  Substrates  =  1K  (or  should  we  go  bare  bottom...?  hmm)  
 Plumbing  work  +  pipe  outlets  =  0.5  K
 Fishes  =  4K  
 
 Total  =  15K  
 
 Bonus  Investments  (in  savings  of  15K)
 
 Present  a  surprise  gift  worth  15K  to  your  wife   Thumb Up  ,  and  promise  her  that  for  every  $$$  u  spend  on  aquahobby  in  future  ahead  ,  she  will  get  something  similar  worth  equal  money.  
 
 I  bet  that  in  just  two  weeks  time,  she  will  ask  you  to  go  for  12  more  tanks   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:41 am Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

                                                   
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cinciboy  wrote  (View  Post):                
any  of  you  guys  have  aquarium  in  rented  house..
                 

 
 Yes,  12  Tanks  in  the  small  rented  home  ,  Â i  live  now.                

 
 oh  my  god...  probably  I  am  think  for  too  long  for  getting  my  4  feet  for  that  reason..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:25 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Hi  guys,
 
   These  is  basically  for   the  people  who  are  planning  to  construct  house.
 I  decided  to  build   cement  platform  instead  of  Iron  /wood  stand.Cement  platform   was  cheaper  when  comapred  to  Iron  /  wood  stand  and  you  save  money
 
 What  i  decided  is,  Non  Plant  Aquarium  to  Planted  Aquarium  with  18k.
 
 
 Budget  <18k
 
 Aquarium  3  x2  x2.5
 A.Purcahse  Glass  from  your  nearest,  let's  say  15mm  glass.
 B.As  of  today,  165per  sqft  of  Auqarium  Glass
 
  1.2pc  *  3feet  *165  =  Rs990  +  cutting  charges  extra
  2.2pc  *2.5*165 =185
  3.1  *3*165  =495
 C.Ask  for  L  square  cut  
 D.Labor+silicongel=1500
 E.Topcover=800
 F.Transportation  =  Rs200
 
 Total  Aquarium  =5000
 CO2=5500
 Externak  Cansister  Filter=6600
 Gravel=500  [  Try  get  it  locally,  Don't  try  to  purchase]
 Fishs  =  500  [  Let's  beging  with  small  stuff]
 
 
 Total  Approx  ~=  18000
 
 Don't   purchase  everything  or  else  you  will  be  under  fire  from  your  family.
 
 Heater=1500
 powerhead  2000
 aeriators=2000
 
 Regards,
 Venky
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:28 pm Post subject: Re: Aquariums & Budgets Reply with quote

 Venky
 Why  do  you  want  to  build  a  3X2.5X2.5  aquarium  with  15mm  glass,  an  aquarium  of  this  size  should  not  cost  more  than  2,500/-.  8mm  or  even  6  mm  is  fine  for  this  size.
 There  is  no  harm  in  going  in  for  15mm  ,  but  that  can  be  put  to  better  use.
 I  would  just  like  to  add  that  my  4  aquariums,  2  small  cement  ponds  togather  with  racks  etc.  have  not  cost  me  that  much.
 If  anybody  deisres  I  can  guide  him  to  estimate  of  Rs.  3-4  thousand  for  a  complete  setup  of   3X1.5X1.5.  This  is  not  a  fiction,  my  angelfish  tank  is  such  a  tank.
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