Hi there, all! Ive been keeping a 29-gallon reef-type aquarium for almost a year now, though I must say it wasnt as glamorous as the brochures said it would be (skimmer skum and algae anyone?)... Ive always been fascinated by cephalopods, though, and after learning a fair amount about them (both physiologically and behaviorally), suffice to say they are my favorite mollusks! :D Soooo.... I wanna get one. I know, I know; thats the classic moon-struck consumeristic-fool impulse statement, but I just had to say it for the record. :) I love the beautiful Blue Ring octopi Ive seen in various places (here included), but I know Id end up killing myself with one of those... The thing is, Im cramped for space where I live now (NorCal), and I want to keep costs at least level with, if not below, the costs of my current setup... Is this unrealistic? Am I better off making the 2.5 hour drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium to see their lovely critters, and is it safer to say with my knowledge and skills that Id best leave nature be and enjoy the lovely octopi from afar? I would have access to a 125 gallon, but that would most certainly incur more costs (I mean, just water would become an issue...), and so I thought a ceph that remained small in stature would be coolest/best to work with... The 125 is not set up (in a friends garage) at all. So? What say you, lords of the octopi BB? Thanks in advance.