Edited by: Tau Cabalander on 15/10/2010 20:49:03
Required skill: Anchoring 1 for tower and most things, Anchoring 2 for shield hardeners, Anchoring 3 for ECM batteries.
In hisec you must have corporate standing with the sovereign faction 10 times the security level of the system, example 7.0 standing for a 0.7 system. You cannot anchor anything in 0.8 and higher.
Moon mining can only be done in 0.3 and lower.
It costs me about 250 million/month for fuel for my large Caldari hisec POS. A large tower costs about 200 million, batteries are 2.5 million each, and labs are about 50 million or so (unsure on labs, as I've not looked in a very long time).
I'm not in-touch with the small and medium tower markets and costs, but you can estimate a medium as 1/2 and a small as 1/4.
Look at the guides in the Science & Industry forum sticky
. Especially the fitting guide POS Setups: Jump Bridge, Cyno Jam, Reactions, Moon Mine, LoSec Mining and Labs
which is worth reading every single post.
Note: The Caldari epic arc, Penumbra, can reward (there are different rewards for different paths
) a Hyasyoda Mobile Laboratory valued at 300 million or more. You can repeat the arc every 3 months. It requires 7.0 standing with Expert Distribution to start (or 7.0 Caldari faction standing). The arc combat missions are a little bit harder than a level 4 mission, though the arc has an awful lot of courier missions in it. I recommend training Hacking 4.
EDIT: The corporate office where I keep all the BPO costs an additional 11 million per month.