I think I was trying to be funny.
but you're not sure?
the biggest thing i think that has been mentioned so far, was Soupy's comment: Patience! Everyone's comments on cost can easily be true, but many costs can also be easily avoided. The biggest cost, IMO
, can be the livestock itself and if you rush in stocking your tank you'll throw away a lot money on fish (not to mention the poor fish). Many of the costs can be subsided by going the "natural" route. But even then there are a few items that are must haves IMO
filter, powerheads, heater) LR
will be your largest single cost item if you get into a tank larger than 30-40 gallons. But even that can be avoided to some extent with buying mostly base rock.
As many have pointed out, read, read, read. both books and online forums like ours (but not just ours). Variety in your sources is the best way to garner a well formed opinion.