Yup. Another Portlander. I just moved here a few months ago actually. I'm one of those. Can I ask what shop in town you use? I'm currently loving The Wet Spot in Hollywood. Great selection, great people, and it's near my house.
Thank you! It's taken a while, but they're never REALLY finished :) My method is I choose a theme for the tank. Then I choose a centerpiece fish and pick the rest of the fish to complement them. Then I choose a centerpiece for the decor and do the same (I exclusively use fake decor). If you ever need some ideas, I'm full of 'em :)