I think what I am scared of is the enormous cost of anything bigger than a 90. I looked at Jacks and they got everything for a reef system with lights and everything for around $1500 pre-drilled. I looked on Cragslist and other sites and I can get a bigger tank a 200 gallon for that price without being drilled. I wouldn't know how to drill a tank and would be scared to do so. I can do it, but I don't know how to set up a sump tank and all that. The one at Jacks comes with all that ready to go.
I am planing on learning how to do a sump tank, because if I am going to do something this big, I need to know. So I am sure that fear of mine will go away once I start learning how too. The drilling part will still scare me!
Lets say I get a 200 gallon tank pre-drilled with a sump tank and plumbing ready to. I can and I have found some for about 2 grand. How much more would it cost me to set that tank up and be ready to go? How much live rock would I need for it? I hear that each tank needs at least as much live rock for each gallon it holds. So 200 pounds of live rock!
I found this, is this even good live rock?
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I just think I get scared of price when it comes to going bigger. I am not scared of commitment to the tank or learning how to do it. A lot of people tell me Bigger is easier.