Well, it's official. I bought the 75 gal
off eBay today. I will be picking it up next week. It is an Oceanic with tank, top, stand, canopy, and standard lighting (which I guess I won't be using) in Cherry Oak. It ended up costing me $405 because of some overzealous bidders. Don't you hate those people that just keep driving the price up but never actually buy anything
. Still, the lfs
which usually has good prices on Oceanic setups is selling them for $675.
Anyway, I guess this marks the beginning of my SW
journey. This is going to be a long process because (1) I want to do it right and (2) because doing it right is never cheap. So, I will definitely be picking your brains for info and advice over the coming months while I bring everything together.
I don't want to bite off more than I can chew but I do think I eventually want to end up with a reef. To start though it will be FOWLR
and I will build from there.
PS Thanks to all of you who take the time to pick up a camera and post pictures of your setups - they are definitely inspiring.