FOWLR vs Reef. If you've done both, which do you prefer and why and which did you start with? I'm still in research mode, and will be for a while. I have a 1-year-old 20H freshwater tank (24L x 12W x 16H) that I broke down a few weeks ago. I want to turn it salty. I'm looking at a pair of ocellaris clownfish, maybe an anemone if it won't outgrow the tank, shrimp and snails, and frags or LPS instead of anemone if that's better suited for the tank. Maybe a recommended small school of small fish? I want to keep the tank understocked by definition. I'm on the fence about using the equipment I have and then upgrading later to accommodate the corals. Or just doing the extra work/expense necessary to accommodate the corals upfront. I have a basic Aquaneat LED light, Eheim 2213 canister, Aqueon 100W submersible heater, and I will get a powerhead and refractometer. Also, I should be able to use Prime-d tap water to mix my own, since mine has 0 phosphates, 0 nitrates, 8.2 pH, 9 dKH, 10 dGH. I don't have test kits for the others yet. It seems that skimmers are optional, but I am willing to buy equipment to make maintenance easier. Here's where I'm on the fence. Do I use what I have and make a FOWLR for now, or should I convert my empty 10 gallon into a chaeto refugium with a skimmer and grab a Current USA Marine LED, basically upgrading and going full reef right off the bat? (Even if I add corals later). I have several freshwater tanks, this would be my first saltwater. My goal is to create a nice reef (eventually) with a pair of clownfish for my kids, that's cost-effective and low-ish maintenance. I currently do weekly Python water changes, weekly plant dosing, and every 4 months filter cleanings (all canister and corner, one HOB). I'm willing to do weekly or every-other-week water changes, daily skimmer emptying, weekly chaeto rotating. Any help is appreciated.