I couldn't agree more. Fish in the bay may not be quite as colorful, but some are full of personality and are very interesting, as is the ecosystem in general. What you are doing is basically my dream tank.I've seen plenty of marine reef tanks. The best are spectacularly beautiful, but they've always felt incredibly alien. I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay, and I feel most at home with temperate species, so I can't imagine keeping a marine tank in my house. It just wouldn't feel like home.