So far I'm keeping the cost below beekeeping...but less opportunity to recoup those cost too... :roll: And the plans I have for my next tank... :shock:
I've read a fair amount about aquariums crashing...mostly stupid little user error things, but if an anemone dies and you don't find it...well its all over. There is a local group that trades corals around so if your tank crashes you can get most of the corals back from others free of charge.
Local species tank sound great, scott, and I've done some of that too, but bass and bullheads just aren't as cool!!