What do you do to keep costs low?

Re: What do you do to keep costs low?

Postby m25 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:54 am

hi all
This is a fantastic thread, full very useful advice
i'm in the proses of designing a fish room and the cost dose build up very quickly!!
Scottt wrote:I've been setting up a new fish room, again, and wanted to share a couple things we did to keep costs down.
-LED rope lights http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/12v-whi ... strip.html
They cost more up front, but only use ~1.5watts per foot, rather than the 8ish watts/foot of flourescent tubes. They should cut down on the monthly electric bill. Lighting has always been one of my biggest electrical users.

i was thinking this is a great way to save electricity and was wondering how you got on with it?
cheers Marco
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Re: What do you do to keep costs low?

Postby johnrt » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:14 pm

Scottt wrote:I'd like to learn how to use less salt though. Any tips on water-refurbishing?

This came up recently in another thread that you may have missed:
Where something I designed called the Bluetooth Walrus and its little brother the Bluetooth Seal Pup are discussed. These devices 're-manufacture' salt water to be used for growing algae. Add some additional goodies and you could clean it for fish or coral.

You can also read the whole thing at:

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