OK, so I found this great place and just in time. I've been doing alot of reading here and really appreciate the fact that there are so many helpful people who stop by.
I finally stopped thinking about it and just went out and bought a tank and stand, with hood last week. I thought I had it all figured out after reading "Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies" and a little peeking at some websites. Oh, boy.
Here's what I bought online so far that's on it's way to me:
Fluval 304 canister filter
Ebo-Jager 150W. heater
(that it doesn't sound like I'll be using)
And the tank/stand 47Gal. Bowfront (kinda small, but kinda a great deal.)
So, that's where I'm at. The tank is sitting empty so I have to look at it everyday and I've got a bunch of stuff coming to me and a rinky-dink pet store here in town that carries (some) saltwater equipment and supplies. I will be getting (I think) my sand and rock from them as well as my food, chemicals and I bought the Fluval because that's what they sell and they have a good supply of parts and filter cartriges and such.
I am going to have a boatload of questions after I get my big box-O-stuff and thought I would intoduce myself before I got started.
I'll be back,