I commend you for having your priorities in order. Reefkeeping is a blast, but it sure aint cheap. I don't think I could help you find a job, but I've been taking classes in the last few months for financing and I've been blessed with what my wife and I have learned and what we've done to change our way of life and the life of my daughter.
A few basic tips, these are no-brainers, but when under the stress your seeing, it helps to see it in black and white.
Worry about "four walls", food, utilities, transportation, and clothes. In that order, everything else can wait. No cell phone, no cable, no internet, only the things that matter.
The dreaded "B" word. Get a budget going so that you know how much is going in and how much is going out. Tell your money what to do and don't let it tell you. Make that penny scream.
Once you get a job going, begin to save at least $1,000 in an emergency fund.
After the emergency fund is done, go to knocking out debt so more money can be used for other things (don't go back to debt ever again).
After debt free (except a mortgage), go back to the emergency fund and raise it to 3-6 months of expenses so if you happen to lose a job, you have something to fall back on. Keep this in a liquid asset such as a money market account.
Once that's done, start investing for retirement about 15% of your income into IRA's and such.
If you have kids, start on their college next.
Then pay off your house early.
Then continue to invest, have fun, and be a wealthy person.
Sounds easy huh? It's not easy, but the idea for me being debt free is so exciting that I'd rather go out without a lot of things so that I can change my family tree. I'm selling a crock pot here, not a microwave.
Hope things go well for you and I hope you can get back into the hobby down the road. If you'd like more information see
. The guy is good and I would recommend any of his books or classes. Be warned, he tells it like it is.