thanks alot for your advice. I have had my tank up and running with live rock and sand for about a month now. It has cycled and they are telling me that I can go ahead and add a fish or two. Should I wait on the star fish? I am not sure what you mean by establishing the sand bed. I have read a couple of books, but I am learning that they don't tell you everything. As far as my lighting etc... "The Oceanic BioCube features high-quality components and can be used for saltwater or freshwater setups. All sizes include integrated wet/dry filtration with dual overflow intakes, two Coralife compact fluorescent lamps, lunar blue LED lights, remote quick-disconnect ballasts, a UL listed submersible pump with adjustable discharge nozzle and dual fans to dissipate heat." Another words, I got what came with it. Thanks for the help. I am excited and I am trying to be patient.