During the 90's I lived on the island of Kwajalein (thus the email name) in the Marshall Islands where I had a 70 gallon salt water tank with live rock and bio filters that I built myself. It was really easy to do there mainly because the toilets used salt water and with a little plumbing I was able to do a partial water changes whenever I needed to with no hassles. I caught all my own fish and really enjoyed the hobby. Flame angels were particularly hard to catch, but worth the challenge. We moved to Georgia 9 years ago and last week my wife surprised me on my birthday with a 70 gallon reef aquarium all set up and running with live rock. She had it done by a local marine store. I'm excited to get back into this hobby, although catching the fish was a big part of the fun for me and my kids. I've got a lot to learn now that I'm land locked and I'm a little aprehensive. I'm sure I'll need a lot of advice.
Here is what is currently sitting in my living room up and running (minus fish):
Perfecto 70 gallon corner aquarium
Hagen T5 HO
w bulb lighting system (2-24" and 2-36") Marine-glo and Power-glo bulbs and reflectors.
Custom wet/dry filter
supreme Mag 7 pump
Marineland 100 protein skimmer
Sera 200w heater
Caribsea Aragalive Fiji Pink sand substrate
15 lbs of live rock.
I'm going to make my first trip to the store today.