After a 5 year break from the hobby, I am back with a 187g tank. See my tank journal. I just started to cycle dry rock in a Brute yesterday. Tank still needs more cleaning and plumbing. I hope to get rockscape and water in it in the next 7-10 days. I played around with a lot of test kits starting with the cheap APIs. Ended up going all Salifert + Hanna Phosphate. I'd like to start building my test kit "portfolio" in 2 stages tracking my tank development. Possibly: Cycling/FOWLR for 2-3 months Add SPS Frags once basic parameters are stable So far I am looking at Red Sea's Basic Marine Care Kit for phase 1 (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ph) then Red Sea Pro Reef Foundation (calcium, alk, mag) for phase 2. Also, maybe get another Hanna Phosphate Meter for phase 1. Thoughts, recommendations?