so i have been doing freshwater for a number of years but i took a 5 year after living in a tiny townhouse for those years. Now that i have a house i am starting a tank again and getting into saltwater. I bought a Aqueon 38 gallon tank kit that had pretty much everything used for $50, a aquamaxx HOB 1.5 skimmer used for $75, a HOB 1 gallon refugium new for $57, mixture of live and dead rock for $60, used 2 bulb 30" T5 HO's for $20, and 2 ocellaris for $59, painted black gravel from petco for $18, and wood from home depot to make a custom canopy for the tank that i am still making that will hide all the HOB equipment for $25. my goal is to get into the hobby without breaking the bank and to prove the guy that was next to me at the petco in Minnetonka, MN wrong when he said that i was $2000 short to get into this hobby. so this is my build thread to see if a newbee can accomplish a half decent saltwater tank and not break the bank. goal is $500 so let me know what i am doing wrong if you see something.