i appreciate all the ideas. i'm not sure if i am going to make it a reef tank, mostly because i like my starfish. he was one of the main reasons that i went saltwater. i have thought about just getting a smaller tank, something about 10 or so gallons, and putting my star in there. that way i can keep him, add more water to my set up, and also possibly make a reef tank. overall with the LR
, i would guess that i have less than 10 pounds right now. i am slowly adding more, but mostly just one rock per pay check. everything has been going good so far, so i haven't been in a huge rush to get more rock. that sucks about not being able to get a tang, but i will look into those other fish. hopefully, they will arrive at the pet store here around base so that i can get them. i will also keep adding snails and get some hermets. i just got a big snail when i got the new chromis, but the store was all out of crabs at the time. i will keep my eyes peeled though.