180 gal. tank with stand = +/- $400 -500
Hundreds of Anubias b.nana petite - lets say 200 x $ 2.50 = $500
Hundreds of CRSes, lets say 300 x $1 = $300
Now Stiphodons are at the average $10 ea.( I've seen his tank!) and there are at least 40 Stiphodons = $ 400
Other equipment and lights I estimate to be worth at least $ 300
There are a large clumps of Cryptocorynes and a lot of Narrow Java Fern as well as three pieces of intricate cypress stumps overgrown with Nana petites, not to mention about 200 stems of Ludvigia 'Red" hybrid, which still sell on this Forum for $2 ea....
So what's there to laugh about?