Welcome....... So the concept, at least for now, is a very minimalist SPS-dominate box of relaxation. It will be position directly adjacent to my favorite part of the couch......the part that reclines. I am a 'keep it simple type', especially with my tanked ecosystems, but with this build I am venturing into uncomfortable computer-based technology, ie my dosing pump. Now I don't mean to insult or offend the rare IT-type that may occasionally view this site or for whom are presently club members. But, www.casino.org/blog/how-hackers-used-a-fish-tank-to-steal-casino-data; so one' has to watch one's back right?! Back to simple...my core tank-scaping principles are contrasting but complementary colors, minimal diversity and lots of open space. In regard to minimal diversity, I'm thinking two to three species of SPS; an off centered, centerpiece like a fuzzy millie , flanked or under-planted with a plating type or stylo/pollico/seriatoporia; and maybe some paly's or zoas lurking at the bottom. I intend on obtaining multiple frags of the said types so that I can fill around the rockwork. Where I could use your help is in naming corals that fit the above description but can be purchase locally without a long search. The rock work will be low and open, because I love looking at the interplay of the fish and the coral colonies. At present the highest point of my rock-scape is 9". My critter-scaping principles are a pick for the top, the middle and the bottom. So I am considering lyretail anthias, royal gramma, and midas blenny. The family wants a clown of course, and maybe a hawkfish of some sort. Lastly, I may recruit a kole tang or another chenochaetus species for rock maintenance.....and they are very interesting to watch. My invert population will be bare-bone utilitarian......maybe just snails. I really want to fight the urge to add any fish or invert species that would influence the benthic/cryptic stuff. But I have soft spot for shrimp. In my fresh tanks, I have anywhere from 50-70 shrimp per tank. And strategically, both the fresh and salt versions, combined with snails, make for what I think is one of the more fail proof forms of nutrient export and algae control. So here is the assembly so far...... -SCA aquarium 23" cube (roughly 50g at level of overflow) -Amishoutlet.com 24" solid cherry end table with mortis-tenon construct -Bunch of RealReefRock -Big box of Marine Pure Ceramic Balls -16" Modular Marine Overflow -DIY 29g sump with a few novel tweaks...maybe 20g total wet volume -Mag 5 return pump -SCA 301 skimmer -Dual MP40 QD -Ranco dual (heating and cooling) stage temp controller hard wired to two 150w eheim heaters -Kessil A360N x2 with DIY "hanger-goose" neck thingy made from 3/4" electrical conduit -Kessil H80 refuge light -Kessil Spectrum Controller (too bad kessil doesn't expand the controllers to accept both H & A-series lights.....hint to Kessil hopefully) -GHL 4 head dosing pump (1)ATO (2) Kalk & maybe Mg or back-up head later if I discontinue kalk (3) Alk (4) Ca. -BRS 4 stage RO/DI with extra DI canister.....discharge line is plumbed to the outside where pressure compensating drip emitters place rejection water to my sloped garden. -And it may be worth mentioning that 100% of the power is coming from solar. At present, I am slowly finalizing the sump area assembly. The entire system passed my week long wet test. I just need to make it to the hardware store to pick up a fresh batch of clear ammonia to cycle. After the fishless cycle, I am kind of trending toward a ATF-Tanked TV-show style initial fish stocking (all or part at once (input please)) and let it go coral-less until I can declare the biofiltration stable.....the anthias might have to wait though. I do plan to get chaeto going in the fuge right off the bat. But I do want the tank go through the algae succession steps before adding the SPS. I am a water change type, so the system size was based off a reasonable work load in that respect. I've got a neat, simple water change set up for the fresh tanks....50g changes with no lifting involved. Now I never want to get into the water change debate with anyone here, but I would hazard the thought that a put-off tank-chore is that hard, time consuming or laborious sets up the chance for decline. After all is done: critters in and frags placed, I am reserved enough to leave things alone for the years of grow out...if all goes according to plan. But as I mentioned from the start......"at least for now". I look foward to all of your input and insight. And will be asking plenty of questions later on.