i got my 150 gallon acrylic for free along with the stand. I built the canopy for about 200 bucks.
I remember my first trip to the LFS
on my initial setup it was about 780 bucks for my filter, heaters, thermos, sand, etc... bought an ro
machine 3-400 on liverock, man o man, maybe around 3k? Its worth every penny in my opnion. Gives me something to do constantly, and so very rewarding. Also have to love the compliments when people come over. I had an experienced hobbiest come over ( been doing sw
for about 8 years? ) and almost pooped his pants when he saw my tank. ^_^