Hi all! I will be starting a thread to keep a record for both myself and others on my very first saltwater tank. I will start with a little backstory on what I have done so far to get to where the tank currently is. I began by buying a JBJ 28G Nanocube (knowing I was eventually going to move everything to my 40) off a lady who just wanted out of the hobby. Everything was in good shape and cycled. There was over 35 lbs. of pukani live rock in the tank. In addition to these I got a full bucket of Red Sea Coral Pro. I also got two clownfish and a lawnmower blenny that I wasn't a fan of at first, but he has certainly grown on me. Come to find out I actually got some pretty nice clowns. One is just a Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish and the other is a Black Snowflake Clownfish. After having this up and running I started working on getting my freshwater cichlids and everything else out of 40. I went and bought a 150 Gallon Per Day Value Plus Water Saver off another guy along with 30 lbs. in BRS rock. Also picked only 20 lbs. of Caribsea sand for substrate as I'm not a fan of what was in the Biocube. Also purchased one of the 165W Chinese Black Boxes off of Amazon during a lightning deal today. After making my water and mixing it up I ended up with a SG of 1.022 although I will get it up to 1.025 before putting coral in through adding higher concentrations of saltwater as it evaporates. Finally today everything was moved into the 40 and all is well so far. Finally am going to put a price log of all the stuff I have BOUGHT but not what I already had as I don't see that as a real cost. Just recycling equipment. Nanocube with other Misc. Items - $140 RO/DI System and Rocks - $100 Caribsea Sand - $10 Light - $60 I would like to also note that the Cube with stand is going to my little brother for $80. A future investment will likely be an Aquaclear 110 as a refugium and a possible hang on protein skimmer. Will likely wait for some good used deals on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. I would love to hear everyones thoughts on the build as I am trying to get the most for my money out of this one!