Hi folks, Just checking in again. I've spent the last two months patiently acquiring equipment and materials and catching myself up on what's new in marine aquaria since I left the hobby ten+ years ago. So far, I've acquired a 40 breeder, gotten it drilled and plumbed (well, partially plumbed, still working on that), a stand, a glass top, an overflow box, a CPR Bakpak skimmer, heater, refractometer, 700 gph pump, and a few other odds and ends. One thing I'm finding is, eBay is amazing for finding parts and secondhand equipment. The skimmer I picked out retails new for about $150 and I picked mine up for $40 from someone who was upgrading. All it requires is patience to dig for stuff on there (and maybe a bit of a critical eye for things that aren't likely to be functional). I'm still hunting for an RODI system, and some better lighting, but for anyone on a budget, this has seemed to be the way to go.