Went to the LFS store to talk about converting my 55 FW to SW. I went with my wife since the tank will be in our living room. I wanted her to have a hand in setting the tank up. She was interested in having a reef setup with live rock and corals. On my 55 FW I currently have 2 AC 500 filters running. I talked to the LFS and they suggested switching to a canister for increased filtration. They also said a protein skimmer was pretty much needed. No matter what we do, he suggested having a ripple effect on the surface. For lighting, since we wanted a reef and have a full wooden canopy, he suggested a retrofit set that would screw into the underneath side of my wooden canopy. I asked about adding some tangs and said the 55 is pushing it and that he really wouldn't recommend it. I know a 55 is pushing it so I'm glad he gave an honest answer. As for substrate, he suggested that we stay away from any kind of colored substrate. My wife likes the really tiny, light colored substrate anyway. As far as corals and anenemoes, he suggested waiting at least 4 months or so until the tank was more mature before introducing these guys. He also said to cycle with live rock. Live rock at the store isn't sold by weight, instead it's sold by pieces. They were selling about 50 lbs of live rock for about $280 though and sugested about 1lb of LR per gallon. I think that's about it for the info and questions that were answered. Your thoughts on everything?