Hi, my name is Jeremie and I live in the Florida panhandle area. Living on the Gulf of Mexico and fishing/snorkeling constantly has peeked my interest in the beauty of saltwater aquariums. I decided to put on my wet-suit and dive in so I have been scouring the internet for information and that has lead me to this wonderful site. I decided to join because I believe the best piece of equipment you can acquire in this hobby is knowledge and I really like the personality of this site. I'm completely new and will probably ask some dumb questions but I've already read tons of posts and even managed to find the search function so I hope I can minimize the newb within. Anyways I picked up some items to get started, nothing to fancy but something I can learn with and enjoy for a long time:\n\n45 gallon pre-drilled cube\nReef Breeders superlux LEDS\nHydor Koralia 425 circulation pump (which I may get one a little stronger later)\nTrigger Ruby Sump - Cube (still need a light/rock for the refugium)\nReef Octopus 110 space saver skimmer\nAnd a 320gph return pump to get things going but I'm looking into an EHEIM 1260\n\nAdd\n26 lbs Fiji premium live rock\n18 lbs Indo live rock\n15 lbs Fiji pink arag-alive reef sand\nReef Crystal salt mixed with RO/DI\nand started the cycle\n\nIt took me a while to get a test kit so I didn't test the water for about 6 days and everything was 0 ppm PH was 8.0 and temp 75 degrees (which is when I realized I forgot a heater). Everything looked nice and clear and perfect, nothing I was expecting so back to the forums. I read that some use shrimp or fish food to introduce ammonia so I found some shrimp pellets laying around (that I knew would sink and sit in tank) and dropped a handful in 2 days ago. Yesterday ammonia was still 0 ppm and I haven't tested today yet. I'm pretty patient in my old age so no biggie I'm going to read and wait till something changes and gives me some indication things are moving along. Anyways I've rambled on long enough, I look forward to sharing my first reef tank experience with you all.