The past 5 Months, my tank has gone through a crazy rollercoaster. First let me start from the beginning. My first tank was bought at my local petsmart, a 65g tank. At first i wanted to make a really cool planted tank, but with a couple of youtube videos and researching on R2R, I now have a little piece of the ocean! My equipment list: Tank: Aqueon 65g Tank & Stand Filtration & Sump Area: Trigger System Crystal Sump 30 EShopps PF-300 Overflow Innovative Marine Ghost Skimmer Full Size Reef Octopus Varios-2 Controllable DC Pump BRS Carbon and GFO Dual Reactor Lighting: Two AquaMars 150W LED's Kessil H80 Fuge Light Heater: Eheim Jager 300w Powerheads: Jebao RW-8 Jebao CP-120 Dosing Pump: (which i will never use again) Jebao DP-4 A couple weeks ago, this is what my tank looked like, I had started reviving some coral that i saw were dying and got at a discounted price of "Free.99". After my dosing pump has malfunctioned, causing my tank to go over 900+ calcium everything mostly died by the time i had gotten home. This is what was left, and am currently trying to revive. I began to lose faith in the hobby, but after snapping out of it and watching a bunch of reef videos, i had come across MikeC Softie Reef Tank. With the help of a couple of fellow R2R members, i am now inspired to not give up. I posted on the Wanted to buy section for some softies, and well a guy who was only 40 mins away had some softies he was willing to sell. I had driven up to the location of this guy and bought myself what i think will now be my main focus. Here is my tank today after buying some softies.