First of all, first post ever! I have been reading this site non stop for about 2 weeks now. This site rocks! I have learned more here then my last 2 weeks of upper level college courses! Thank you!.. I have recently received a 37 gallon tank and stand as gift! I have grown up with fresh water tanks since I can remember and managed a 55 gallon until about 4 years ago. I have always dreamed of a salt water tank and nows my opportunity! Plans: FOWLR for about a year until I am educated enough, with an established tank, to add enenomies and coral. Like I said, 37 gallon tank, I have been researching like no other and have convinced myself that an overflow sump/refug system is the way to go. I only have room for a 10 gallon tank in my stand, I want to keep my skimmer, heater and a refug in my sump, as well as a natural/biological filter suck as LR crumble. I am planning on buying my skimmer and return pump, and build my sump around it, problem is I only have room for about a 10 gal sump under my stand, and realize that is a small space to fit a protein skimmer and refug, with and higher risk of the sump overflowing during a power out. For the Display Tank: I want to use about 45 lbs. of live sand and 50lbs. of live rock. I plan to cure the LR and sand after my sump system is set up. After I have cured rocks and sand in my DT I plan to slowly add fish. my first fish is going to be 2 clowns, i know cliche... but im a sucker for them, a couple shrimp or snails on clean up crew, and add a few more coral friendly fish... remember I want to set this up to someday be reef! Here are a few questions i need help with, remember i'm a rooky, so sorry if you have all answered this stuff already, THANKS! 1. Am I biting off more than I can chew? 2. I really want a sump! and want it hidden in my stand! is a 10 gallon sump not worth it, is it gunna be possible to fit room for a LR filter system, decent quality protein skimmer, allege refugium,and a pump large enough to circulate my tank? 3. My tank is glass, I don't want to drill it, is an overflow system the way to go? 4. Where should I start on picking out a protein skimmer? 5. How big return pump would I need to run the 37 gal w/ 10gal sump? How big plumbing tubes? does overflow syphon size matter? 6. I want quality LR, how much more base rock should you have compared to, say figi LR? 7. Is ordering LR online worth the savings? Can you really just throw it in, add cured rock from the LFS and poof, cycle! 8. What would you do different if you were me?