Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Outside Philadelphia, PA
I'd say that if you didn't have a pressurized CO2 system, I'd spend the money on that.
As for SW, you could put the money toward that, but SW systems go through money at an unbelievable rate. On a system of any size, $500 is a "drop in the bucket". Just start to price what you'll end up spending on a decent skimmer, sump, and lighting for SW, and realize that your just getting started.