WoW!Here's two guys who have done it:
"Hobo Reef" Dales 135G. West Coast set up - Page 3 - Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board
The difficulty is not so much equipment - all you need beyond the standard bunch of SW equipment plus a chiller and preferably an acrylic aquarium - but gathering the livestock. There is no LFS that regularly stocks local species.
That was the coolest reef set up I have ever seen. I love the local feel.