Hello Tonmo. I have noticed something Tonmo was missing was a step by step total tank setup guide. Be warned this is my first attempt at setting up this guide and if you are reading this preparing your own tank be advised this is my first attempt and has not been edited to make sure its correct. This is for my 40 gallon tank, so some numbers will not be the same as a larger or smaller tank. 1. I bought my tank and stand and placed them 2. I then purchaced a reverse osmosis deionizing unit (5 stage or higher is needed) 3. I went to Lowes and bought a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and gallon measurements on the side. 4. I then bought live sand (argonite works as well) a hydrometer and aquarium salt. 5. Im currently filling the tank mostly full (minus 5-6 gallons for the 40 lbs of live rock) with salt water with a specific gravity of 1.026 between these stages you will need a filter,powerhead, heater or chiller, and a thermometer. I will keep you up to date as I go along. My next step should be to buy my live rock.