Fishish, Welcome to 3Reef! All the advice everyone is giving you is probably the best advice you can get. The important thing is be patient, do research, patients & patients. No question is a dump question and always ask for advice from members here. The hobby can be expensive and sometimes going cheaper isn't always the best. You can end up buying something that is cheaper then the next product and realize it isn't working for you or broke down after a short time. You end up buying the next best product or the product you should of bought in first place. It was like that for me on lighting and went with something that I thought was great just to replace it not even a year later because it wasn't what I liked and went with the one I originally wanted that cost me a little more. I also have a 36G tank and my tank has taken off since I joined this site. I look at my tank now and realize it was from great advice from here, research, patients and trial and error. I spend hours in the past on YouTube, reading articles and reading posts from members here to gain the information you need. Take things slow! As for myself in my 36G tank I only have 4 fishes. The more you add the chances are it will be crowded. Some fishes shouldn't belong in a smaller tank and need the room and you also have to watch the aggressive fish. In my tank I have a small flame angel, bicolor blenny, yellow tail damsel and gold band clown fish. My favorites are the flame angel because of the beautiful color and how it swims all over the place and the bicolor blenny. The bicolor blenny is a fun fish to watch because how it bounces back and forth from rock to rock grazing then dives back in its little cave. I was told from my LFS I will love the fish and he was 1000% correct! I have 2 small extra powerheads in my tank. One is to move water on top of tankto get the oxygen going and 2nd one is to create water movement from a different direction that causes a wave movement in tank. Remember to be patient, research and enjoy your tank!