Don't worry! I was trying to underestimate the cost so I could put (or higher) behind it.
I might be able to get a real job this summer (2011
), so that should get me out of any debt I am in (debt to my parents, that is). Honestly, I figured it would be $300 just for the fish and live rock. I think Pasfur left a link somewhere for 40lb live and 40lb live sand for $110.
I will try to get the tank for cheaper, convince my friend that I will need ALOT of money for setup. Honestly, the friend offered $10 for a "55g aquarium", but I will probably give him a little more. Besides, I don't know what it come with.
One thing I have never ask about before is lighting. What kind should I get? Maybe one somewhat cheap kind and then I can always add on later? I don't want to go overboard right at the beginning.
We'll get this figured out.