Need advice for new setup


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I'm starting reef for the first time. I have had freshwater for many years but my kids have been asking for this forever. All I know is canister filters so this sump thing is all new to me. I think I got what I need from a little research for the 100-gallon tank and stand i just bought. But a little feedback would be helpful. I plan to start with just live rock and some fish until I get the chemistry down and figure out what I actually want in the tank. I kind of just need reassurance as this was very expensive lol. For those wondering price, I included.

Planet Aquarium - 100 Gal reef combo w/ stand & plumbing $700

48-60 Inch Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Aquarium Light with Controller $250

IceCap 24 Reef Sump $240

Reef Octopus Classic 110 INT Protein Skimmer $180

Aqua Medic DC Runner Controllable Pump - 5.1 $188

Current USA Loop eFlux Wave Pump 1050GPH X 2 $120

Eheim Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater 200W X 2 $60

Aqua Medic Reefdoser EVO 4 Dosing Pump $200

Simplicity Dosing Container - 3 x 2L Compartments (6L Total) $50


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Patience and someone will approve it and respond..
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We aren't..