Sucess is always what you make of it. As Kimberly said in many places LFS
's are a dime a dozen but a GOOD LFS
is hard to come by.
There is some significant startup money needed as you can imagen with the need to get all the tanks and plumbing setup. Thanks to the internet the profit margins are small. I always invisioned a sucessful fish store as one that goes above and beyond simply selling fish and drygoods but develops the hobbists aswell. A fish store that has informal hobbist meetings and has educational siminars on things like breeding, co2
setups, reef setups, etc.