I have lost all of my faith in Big Al's. I went there and they had great selection, but luckily for me I forgot my moola when I was going to buy some stuff so I went home and called aroud and found everything for less at other places.
Petsmart and Petcetera, though the people that work there are idiots, they do have good prices on the basics.
In desperate need of help, but very excited to learn. I have tasted the world of aquariums and now I'm hooked.
Here is what I have now...
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents