Please don't crucify me for having a nano tank as my first saltwater adventure! In my defense I have been keeping fully planted freshwater systems (including pico-planted tanks) since I was a small fry. I understand the complications that come with a small tank. This tank is intended to be therapeutic for me as I have PTSD so the maintenance and care is good. Disclaimer aside, the tank is a Fluval Spec V(5 gal) It's running the stock pump, an air pump, a heater, and an extra Finnex Ray2 Light I had sitting dormant. So far I have live sand topped with some crushed coral, a live rock, and two un-live rock formations inside. I get my water premixed from my local fish shop. The plan: I'd like to have some soft corals to care for eventually with maybe a couple invertebrates and a goby or clown. The soft corals, or any there's recommended are my primary focus. Also, I will be adding an additional 5 gal. sump below it that I am currently building. Furthermore, the tank has been cycling for about a month and a friend put a damsel in it to help with the cycling. Any advice or tips are greatly appreciated as I wouldn't start such a challenging project without the experience of this forum. You'll never offend or hurt my feelings. I'm looking for advice of everything from good text kits, water suppliments, maintenance schedules, appropriate corals, etc. I am located in Arlington so if you have recommendations nearby for shops/fellow nerds that would be great too. Let me know what you know and let's help this little reef grow!