View Full Version : Extra spending money :-) - need help?

05/16/2006, 01:51 PM
I recently graduated and have some extra cash to spend.
My current setup is a 55 gallon with 4x65 power compacts (2 50/50 & 2 10k) I have no sump.

Mostly soft corals but some LPS and one SPS. I have a little room to upgrade tanks but when I do upgrade I will get a 120 gal. 48x24x24.

My questions is what should I buy next?

I need new lights for sure. I want something I can use on my 55 now and the 120 when I upgrade.

What lights would anyone suggest. (I can't hang the lights)

I would like to get the tank and lighting.... but I want the tank drilled and don't have enough money for the sump and equipment.

What should I do? Lighting suggestions? Anyone have anything for sale that would be helpful for me?



Benny Z
05/16/2006, 01:58 PM
you're a great candidate for the lights for sale in this thread...


05/16/2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks Benny I had seen that but forgot it was there. I will check into it.

05/16/2006, 02:24 PM
remember there are people here that can show you how to drill that tank build a sump from a tank and the lot...
just remember take the cash you plan to spend and double it....
i have darn near close to 2g's invested in my 125g and i got the tank stand and the 75g tank i used for the sump for free! :O

05/16/2006, 09:43 PM
thanks for the bumb bennyz

05/16/2006, 10:57 PM
No matter how much you have you will spend more. Legoz is correct.

05/17/2006, 12:48 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7378037#post7378037 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by LegoZ81
i have darn near close to 2g's invested in my 125g and i got the tank stand and the 75g tank i used for the sump for free! :O

is that it? :lol: ;)

my project cracked 5 digits late last week. thankfully i'm not far from filling the tank with water and... oh $#[email protected] :eek:

i recommend you take your graduation money and invest it in a roth ira. then quit the hobby and sell everything, again investing those proceeds into the roth. then retire early on some small island and scuba dive everyday.

or just belly up to proverty for the rest of your life! :p

05/17/2006, 07:53 AM
yeah but it's not all that fancy either ;) lol

05/17/2006, 08:00 AM
man up! go big or go home! :p