Just to be clear, you are saying you bought the wifi connector for the LED that came with the system? In other words the kit comes with the 2.0 LEDs? If so that is encouraging. Does it make it fully programable? I could certainly use the stock pump for other needs so that is no big deal to replace. The stock skimmer I think should be sufficient for me if I employ an algae scrubber. Would you say there was room to use the stock LED lights with a second light strip? That may cut down the cost to add light to allow for future coral propagation. You make some great points about buying what you love. I have researched this tank and others for months (being very patient in this endeavor) and I do believe this tank is perfect for our home. I just need to make sure I am still welcome in the home If I could find it for $600 like you did it would be a no brainer! My plan is to move very slow. Set it up and cycle with live rock. I would give it a long time, say six months, before I would buy any LPS/SPS. Probably just add the cleanup crew in the interim. The stock equipment would probably be sufficient for that. Then, upgrades could be made gradually without ballooning the startup cost. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It is very helpful.