yea, I know it might seem kind of negative but trust me, having a game plan for what you want your tank to look like will save a huge amount of money and a massive headache, since you are starting out id say go soft/LPS
they look just a nice if not nicer(to me) than an SPS
tank but like I said I really like to watch things move in the water and flow back and forth I would say see what it takes to have SPS
coral and see what it takes to have an LPS
tank, then google SPS
and see what you like, that way you will know what type of corals you want to have and then you can work on equipping your tank to suit what you want. happy hunting!