Now it's finally time to get this hobby started! I opened a thread in 2010, researched the topics, was overwhelmed by all the information I took in and decided that I better wait until I'm retired and have all the time I need to do this right the first time. Well this year I managed to get out of my business and I'm really looking forward to landscaping my very first aquarium. Here is what I want to do: 1.) I decided after a long thought proses that I will start with a saltwater reef tank. I love challenges and besides some top level freshwater tank I don't really like the colors and the fresh water fish in general. 2.) Prepare a list of equipment, fish, live rock and corals that 'work' well together and are not extremely sensible in general. 3.) Budget is $1000 - $1200. 4.) I like it simple: all white fine sand, some life rock left, some right, most parts are open sand, just 2 or 3 small corals on each rock, 2 sort of fish - 4 each (grown 2" - 3" long) and 1 nice big colorful shrimp. 5.) The tank should be about 33" long, 16" deep and 15" high, alternatively a cube 24" x 24" x 16". I live in Florida, the tank will be in my office and in summer its 79 F in this room because of several computers, around 72 in winter. Here are my questions: 1.) Are there any good saltwater aquarium kits that match my requirements? Or a list of parts that go well together? 2.) I saw this for about $800: http://www.fluvalaquatics.com/ca/product/15130-reef-aquarium-and-cabinet-set-m90/#.VCjZPGCPKVs Is that kit any good? 3.) What fish, shrimp and coral combo do you suggest? 4.) Will I need a heater in winter? Thanks for any input folks.