So I have been dragging my feet on starting my thread here because it seemed it was going to take me forever before I was up and running. I had a 55g a few years back which ended with a move in which everything died. Central Missouri was not a good place to be in the saltwater hobby. So I decided instead of my 55 hob set up like last time, I wanted to do things differently and run a sump/refugium and hopefully make my life a little easier when trying to keep coral alive. So still going with a 55g dt and have a 35g sump. I have around 110lbs of live rock and 40lbs of sand. I am experimenting with miracle mud in the fuge and have a little ball of chaeto algae courtesy of civiccars2003 and a few pounds of live rock in there as well. Right now I have some bioballs but am thinking about pulling them out because I know I don't want to dig them out and clean them weekly. I have a pathetic little skimmer from my old tank that is hardly worth mentioning. Running a JBJ ATO. Will be more than likely running one mainland powerhead as a circulation pump until I can get something better. As far as lighting fits a have a 4x t5 built into my canopy with some old bulbs in dire need of replacement before any coral hits the water. As far as livestock goes, I introduced 2 mocha clowns in today also courtesy of civiccars2003. I put in am order today from reefcleaners.org for snails. Pictures will follow shortly. And if anyone has any questions or suggestions or if I forgot anything, let me know. Always glad to hear feedback.