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The price list below is for the dry goods cost of my tank. It does not cover any of the livestock or additives used. It also does not cover the re-occuring cost of electricity to run lighting, pumps and >powerheads. However, it does include upgrades such as new ballasts, skimmers and such as they are upgraded over the years.

 

Date Category Item Price Vendor
10/05/1998 Main Tank 180g Oceanic Reef Ready Tank $1170.51 PetCo (Brookfield, CT)
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) 36" URI Super Actinic VHO lights $51.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) MH Horizontal Mount Pendants $198.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Skimmer ETS 800 Gemini Skimmer $559.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) Iwasaki 6500 250w MH Bulbs $120.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) 4" AC Fans with finger gaurds $48.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) IceCap Digital Timers $90.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Lighting (2) IceCap Electronic Ballast $350.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Sump Iwaki MD70RLT Pump $277.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Powerheads (4) MaxiJet MJ-1000 Powerheads $76.00 Reefers
10/10/1998 Skimmer MAK4 Pressure Pump for ETS Skimmer $154.00 Reefers
10/15/1998 Main Tank White Wash Oak Stand (72x24x32) $545.00 PetCo (Brookfield, CT)
10/19/1998 Powerheads WaveStrip Model WS-1 $54.00 Reefers
10/24/1998 Cure Tank PVC Plumbing connections for bulkheads $17.65 Home Depot
10/25/1998 Cure Tank PVC Plumbing unions for bulkheads $25.14 Palmer Brothers
10/27/1998 Cure Tank PVC Bulkheads, adapters $43.44 That Fish Place
10/27/1998 Filtration Tap Water Purifier (Aquarium Pharamaceuticals) $25.79 That Fish Place
10/27/1998 Shipping Shipping for above 'That Fish Place' $6.03 That Fish Place
11/02/1998 Cure Tank 28g Rubbermaid Container (Live Rock Cure Tank) $12.50 Caldors
12/03/1998 Sump 28g Rubbermaid Container (Sump) $12.50 Caldors
12/06/1998 Main Tank Floor Re-enforcements (8' 4x6 and 12' 4x4) $23.72 Home Depot
12/07/1998 Sump PVC Plumbing connections for bulkheads $18.04 Home Depot
12/08/1998 Filtration Tap Water Purifier Refill Cartridge $12.99 That Fish Place
12/08/1998 Sump Bulkhead: 1 ½ inch for Skimmer Return $5.29 That Fish Place
12/08/1998 Skimmer Carbon Holding Chamber for Skimmer Waste Collector $5.29 That Fish Place
12/08/1998 Shipping Shipping for above 'That Fish Place' $5.75 That Fish Place
12/09/1998 Sump ¾ inch Bulkhead & Suction strainers for sump $14.16 That Fish Place
12/09/1998 Shipping Shipping for above 'That Fish Place' $5.47 That Fish Place
12/11/1998 Filtration Pre-Water Filtration for Tap Water Purifier $66.00 Home Depot
12/13/1998 Sump ¾ inch Ball Valve, Fittings, Flexible Hose $13.03 Palmer Brothers
12/29/1998 Filtration Hose to link pre-filtration unit to TWP $6.00 Palmer Brothers
01/06/1999 Sump Parts for re-designed return system to sump $31.31 Palmer Brothers
01/11/1999 Main Tank Floor padding mats for under sump and pump $16.75 Pergament
01/15/1999 Sump PVC Parts for new sump return to reduce bubbles $7.04 Palmer Brothers
01/16/1999 Filtration (3) 8x4 inch PloyPads for TWP Prefilter Unit $12.99 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Test Kits LaMotte Alkalinity Test Refill $9.49 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Main Tank (2) ¾ inch Modular Pipe Flare $9.98 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Main Tank (2) 12 inch x ¾ inch Modular Pipes $17.98 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Filtration 1 Liter HydroCarbon by Two Little Fishes $10.99 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Filtration Tap Water Purifier (Aquarium Pharameceuticals) $25.79 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Sump Kent Plastic Sump Valve for Water Top Off $16.99 That Fish Place
01/16/1999 Sump Kent Aqua Dose Kalkwasser System $25.99 That Fish Place
03/02/1999 Sump 55g Acrylic Aquarium $206.68 PetCo (Brookfield, CT)
03/02/1999 Sump More bulkheads and suction strainers for new sump $24.92 That Fish Place
03/05/1999 Sump PVC Parts for plumbing work on new sump $27.40 Palmer Brothers
10/29/1999 Filtration Spectrapure's RO pressure gauge $15.00 Reefers
10/29/1999 Filtration Spectrapure's 25GPD Booster Pump $159.00 Reefers
11/23/1999 Lighting URI 95w Super Actininc VHO (3x) $57.75 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Lighting Iwasaki 250w Metal Halide Bulb (2x) $119.90 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Filtration Spectra Pure 1 Micron Sediment Filter (2x) $9.00 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Filtration Spectra Pure 5 Micron Carbon Filter $13.50 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Filtration Spectra Pure 25GPD Replacement Membrane $49.00 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Filtration Spectra Pure Color Change DI Cartridge $29.95 Premium Aquatics
11/23/1999 Shipping Shipping for above Premium Aquatics Order $15.95 Premium Aquatics
12/21/1999 Filtration Fluval 1 - Internal Canister Filter (for carbon) $14.99 That Fish Place
12/21/1999 Shipping Shipping for above Fluval $5.95 That Fish Place
01/10/2000 CA Reactor K2R Reactor, CO2 Injection System, pH Meter, KORALlith Media $629.00 Reefers
01/10/2000 Shipping Shipping for above K2R order $15.00 Reefers
01/12/2000 CA Reactor Calibration Fluid for pH Meter. pH 7 and Ph 10 solutions. (10 each) $18.00 Aquatic Eco-Systems
01/12/2000 Shipping Shipping for above Calibration Fluid $6.50 Aquatic Eco-Systems
02/03/2000 Powerheads Aquarium Current's, Inc. - 3/4 inch SeaSwirl $80.00 Chris Wolf (hobbiest)
02/28/2000 Filtration SpectraPure 60GPD Deluxe Four Stage RO/DI Water System $288.95 Premium Aquatics
02/28/2000 Shipping Shipping for above RO/DI system $15.95 Premium Aquatics
04/25/2000 Filtration Electronic Purity Monitor for RO/DI $40.80 Premium Aquatics
04/25/2000 Shipping Shipping for above Purity Monitor $7.95 Premium Aquatics
05/01/2000 Sump Two 1 inch single union ball valve $46.00 Reef Fanatic, Inc
05/01/2000 Sump Two 1 inch standard threaded bulkheads $14.00 Reef Fanatic, Inc
05/01/2000 Skimmer Iwaki MD55RLT Pump replacement skimmer pump $219.00 Reef Fanatic, Inc
05/01/2000 Shipping Shipping for above Reef Fanatic order $15.95 Reef Fanatic, Inc
05/24/2000 Powerheads Gemini Pump (960 GPH Powerhead) $76.79 That Fish Place
05/24/2000 Shipping Shipping for above That Fish PLace order $9.95 That Fish Place
06/17/2000 Filtration Spectrapure RO/DI flush valve $14.00 Reefers
06/29/2000 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $8.55 Shaw Welding Supply
07/17/2000 Main Tank Tunze 220.54 Magnets good for .75 inch thick glass $24.99 AquaTek
07/23/2000 Lighting (2) URI 72 inch Super Actinic VHO $66.00 Reefers
07/23/2000 Filtration RO/DI Replacment Filters: .5 Micron Sediment , .5 Micron Carbon, Mixed Bed DI $55.00 Reefers
10/02/2000 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $8.58 Shaw Welding Supply
10/06/2000 Test Kits Hand held optical refractometer $114.95 Marine Depot
10/06/2000 Test Kits Salifert Magnesium Test Kit $20.00 Marine Depot
10/06/2000 Shipping Shipping for above Marine Depot order $5.50 Marine Depot
11/03/2000 Calcium Reactor CaribSea GeoMarine Florida Crushed Coral $9.79 PetFoodDirect.Com
11/03/2000 Filtration 36oz. Marine Black Diamond Carbon $13.29 PetFoodDirect.Com
11/03/2000 Shipping Shipping for above PetFoodDirect.Com order $6.95 PetFoodDirect.Com
11/10/2000 Skimmer (2) Beckett Injectors for Skimmer Modification $30.00 Home Depot
11/29/2000 Calcium Reactor Acetal Quick-Disconnect Valve $13.25 McMaster-Carr
11/29/2000 Skimmer Tubing and Reducers for air-control valve on skimmer $6.34 McMaster-Carr
11/29/2000 Skimmer Nylon Miniature ball valve, 3/8 inch barb x 3/8 inch barb $8.85 McMaster-Carr
11/29/2000 Filtration Polypropylene High PSI compression fittings, male elbow adapter, 1/4 inch $9.68 McMaster-Carr
11/29/2000 Filtration Polypropylene High PSI compression fittings, tee connector, 1/4 inch $8.84 McMaster-Carr
11/29/2000 Shipping Shipping for above McMaster-Carr order $3.21 McMaster-Carr
12/11/2000 Calcium Reactor PVC Needle Valve, 1/4 inch NPT Female $31.51 McMaster-Carr
12/11/2000 Shipping Shipping for above McMaster-Carr order $3.06 McMaster-Carr
12/22/2000 Test Kits (10) Pinpoint pH Fluid 7.0 packets $9.90 Premium Aquatics
12/22/2000 Shipping Shipping for above order (and other items not listed) $5.64 Premium Aquatics
01/29/2001 Skimmer Filter Floss - for Skimmer Air Intake $3.49 Petland Discount
02/18/2001 Lighting (2) URI 72 inch Super Actinic VHO $60.00 Reefers
02/20/2001 Lighting (2) 250 watt 6500k Iwasaki Metal Halide Bulbs $119.90 Premium Aquatics
02/20/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Premium Aquatics order $8.45 Premium Aquatics
03/16/2001 Lighting Dual 250w PFO Metal Halide Ballast $143.10 Premium Aquatics
03/16/2001 Lighting (2) 8 foot cords with mogal socket assembly $39.90 Premium Aquatics
03/16/2001 Lighting (2) 12 inch Optimal Reeflectors $40.00 Premium Aquatics
03/16/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Premium Aquatics order $21.76 Premium Aquatics
03/21/2001 Nilsen Reactor ½ inch X 14 thread carbon NPT pipe tap $7.06 MSC Supply Co.
03/21/2001 Nilsen Reactor ¼ inch X 18 thread carbon NPT pipe tap $3.75 MSC Supply Co.
03/21/2001 Nilsen Reactor 4 inch PVC Coupling $6.54 MSC Supply Co.
03/21/2001 Shipping Shipping for above MSC Supply Co. order $6.72 MSC Supply Co.
05/14/2001 Lighting Extension cables for PFO Metal Halide Ballast (between bulb and ballast) $29.90 Premium Aquatics
05/14/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Premium Aquatics order $6.95 Premium Aquatics
05/21/2001 Filtration Kent Marine Phosphate Sponge - Half Gallon $17.95 Premium Aquatics
05/21/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Premium Aquatics order $8.34 Premium Aquatics
06/13/2001 Filtration .5 Micron Carbon Block replacement filter for RO/DI $17.00 Midland Marine
06/13/2001 Filtration .5 Micron MicroTec Sediment replacement filter for RO/DI $15.00 Midland Marine
06/13/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Midland Marine order (plus some some other stuff) $8.92 Midland Marine
06/15/2001 Main Tank Magnavore VI Glass Cleaner, up to 7/8 inch glass $99.99 Custom Aquatic
06/15/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Custom Aquatic order $7.50 Custom Aquatic
07/09/2001 Test Kits LaMotte Calcium Hardness Refill kit $12.79 Pet Warehouse
07/09/2001 Test Kits LaMotte Alkalinity Refill kit $9.95 Pet Warehouse
07/09/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Pet Warehouse order $6.50 Pet Warehouse
07/17/2001 Filtration Premium SilicaBuster Mixed Bed DI Cartridge $32.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
07/17/2001 Shipping Shipping for above SpectraPure order $10.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
07/25/2001 Lighting Used Dual 400w PFO Ballast $80.00 Fellow Reefer
08/01/2001 Main Tank ¾ inch Sea Swirl $159.95 Aquarium Currents
08/01/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Aquarium Currents order $4.37 Aquarium Currents
08/09/2001 Main Tank 1 inch True Union Ball Valve for closed circulation loop $16.93 Reef Fanatic
08/09/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Reef Fanatic Order $9.60 Reef Fanatic
08/14/2001 Main Tank Misc. PVC parts to complete closed circulation loop $16.11 Palmer Brothers
08/31/2001 Powerheads Gemini Pump (960 GPH Powerhead) $76.79 That Fish Place
08/31/2001 Shipping Shipping for above That Fish Place order $9.75 That Fish Place
09/04/2001 Main Tank Misc. PVC parts to complete closed circulation loop $6.95 Palmer Brothers
09/20/2001 Lighting (2) Ushio 400w 10,000k Metal Halide Lamps $185.00 LampsNow.com
09/20/2001 Shipping Shipping for above LampsNow.com order. $8.95 LampsNow.com
09/22/2001 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $9.12 Shaw Welding Supply
09/25/2001 Filtration Dual TDS Monitor for RO/DI unit. $49.00 Marine Ecosystems
09/28/2001 Filtration Premium SilicaBuster Mixed Bed DI Cartridge $32.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
09/28/2001 Filtration 60 GPD RO Membrane $89.00 Spectrapure, Inc.
09/28/2001 Shipping Shipping for above SpectraPure, Inc. order $10.50 Spectrapure, Inc.
11/08/2001 Filtration Activated Carbon 60oz. $11.00 That Pet Place
11/08/2001 Main Tank Penn Plax Magnet Scraper with Blade $8.69 That Pet Place
11/08/2001 Main Tank Ebo Jaber Heater 15 inch 200w $17.99 That Pet Place
11/08/2001 Main Tank (2) Silent Air Battery Backup Air Pumps $19.98 That Pet Place
11/08/2001 Shipping Shipping for above That Pet Place order. $8.75 That Pet Place
11/28/2001 Sump Single Union Ball Valve, Bulkhead and strainer for skimmer connection $30.00 Reef Fanatic
12/02/2001 Sump 1.5 inch ball valve and 1.5 inch street ell for skimmer connection $10.00 Palmer Brothers
12/04/2001 Filtration Spectrapure Liqued Leveling Controller Kit $87.00 Spectrapure, Inc.
12/04/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Spectrapure order $10.99 Spectrapure, Inc.
12/13/2001 Filtration Patch Cord to connect Liquid Leveling Controller to Booster Pump $12.00 Spectrapure, Inc.
12/13/2001 Shipping Shipping for above Spectrapure order $3.50 Spectrapure, Inc.
01/29/2002 Filtration Premium SilicaBuster Mixed Bed DI Cartridge $32.00 Spectrapure, Inc.
01/29/2002 Filtration MicroTec 1 micon Cartridge $7.00 Spectrapure, Inc.
01/29/2002 Shipping Shipping for above Spectrapure order $10.50 Spectrapure, Inc.
02/06/2002 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $9.12 Shaw Welding Supply
02/06/2002 Skimmer Custom Designed, dual injector base, 28 inch tall skimmer $385.00 Reef Sciences
02/06/2002 Shipping Shipping for above Reef Sciences Skimmer $30.00 Reef Sciences
02/09/2002 Skimmer Misc. PVC parts to link in the new skimmer $13.32 Home Depot
02/26/2002 Calcium Reactor American Marine pH probe replacement $39.95 Atlantis Aquatics
04/16/2002 Skimmer Auto-shutoff Large Waste Collector $65.00 EchoTech Marine
04/16/2002 Shipping Shipping for above EchoTech Marine waste collector $15.93 EchoTech Marine
04/18/2002 Lighting AB AquaSpace Light 3x250w HQI and 4x24w PC $1000.00 Harbor Aquatics
04/18/2002 Shipping Shipping for above AB lighting fixture $80.00 Harbor Aquatics
06/03/2002 Filtration MicroTech .5 micron sediment filter $15.00 Midland Marine
06/03/2002 Filtration (2) .5 micron carbon block filter $34.00 Midland Marine
06/03/2002 Shipping Shipping for above Midland Marine order $6.08 Midland Marine
06/04/2002 Main Tank (2) Penn Plax Magnet Scrapers with Blade $17.38 That Pet Place
06/04/2002 Shipping Shipping for above That Pet Place order $5.95 That Pet Place
07/11/2002 Filtration Spectrapure Silicabuster DI Cartridge $32.99 Reef Fanatic, Inc.
07/11/2002 Filtration (3) Sediment Cartridge 1 micron $13.50 Reef Fanatic, Inc.
07/11/2002 Filtration Bulkhead, .5 inch threaded. For RO/DI storage tank. $5.25 Reef Fanatic, Inc.
07/11/2002 Shipping Shipping for above Reef Fanatic, Inc. order $9.51 Reef Fanatic, Inc.
07/25/2002 Main Tank Dolphin AquaSea Amp Master 3000 pump $263.99 SeaQuest Marine
07/25/2002 Shipping Shipping for above SeaQuest Marine order. $12.99 SeaQuest Marine
08/19/2002 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $9.58 Shaw Welding Supply
09/23/2002 Sumps (4) Replacement lamps for refugium lighting LOA 65w Fluorex Bulbs $47.88 Home Depot
10/17/2002 Filtration H.O.T. Magnum Canister Filter (to run carbon with) $48.99 That Pet Place
10/17/2002 Filtration H.O.T. Magnum Foam Sleeve (3 pack) $2.99 That Pet Place
10/17/2002 Shipping Shipping for above That Pet Place order $7.99 That Pet Place
10/23/2002 Filtration Premium SilicaBuster DI Cartridge $32.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
10/23/2002 Shipping Shipping for above SpectraPure order $6.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
11/10/2002 Skimmers Dual Beckett Injector upgrade and riser tube extenstion upgrade $154.50 Reef Sciences
01/11/2003 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $9.66 Shaw Welding Supply
02/05/2003 Filtration SpectraPure .5 micon Carbon Block Filter $18.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
02/05/2003 Filtration (2) SpectraPure MicroTec 1 micon sediment filters $14.00 SpectraPure, Inc.
02/05/2003 Shipping Shipping for above SpectraPure order $6.69 SpectraPure, Inc.
04/28/2003 Calcium Reactor CO2 tank refill for Calcium Reactor $10.19 Shaw Welding Supply
04/29/2003 Filtration Spectrapure SilicaBuster Mixed Bed DI Cartridge $32.00 Spectrapure
04/29/2003 Shipping Shipping for above Spectrapure order $10.01 Spectrapure
Total Hardware Cost: $11,121.01

 

Cost Breakdown by Category

Main Tank: $2,436.89
Lighting: $2,798.45
Skimmers: $1,603.79
Sumps: $828.23
Live Rock Cure Tank: $98.73
Powerheads: $363.58
Filtration: $1,532.21
Test Kits: $177.08
Calcium Reactor: $810.30
Shipping Charges: $388.01
Nilsen Reactor: $19.09

 

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