I can tell you how I would set it up.
I would use a 4'' deep aragonite "reef grade" sand, 25 pounds of dry rock from www. marcorocks.com, 5-10 pounds of cured live rock, 2 Maxi Jet 500 power heads for circulation, and a Coralife Super Skimmer as seen here:
Super Skimmer with Needle Wheel - Up to 65 Gallon | Venturi Models | Protein Skimmers | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
The heater will need to be a submersible, obviously. I use Instant Ocean salt mixed to 1.023. I would set the system up in full and then ignore the tank for 2 or 3 weeks to allow the live rock and sand to really settle in. At this point copepods, amphipods, and other micro life will be present and thriving.
During this waiting period, I concentrate on alkalinity, pH, calcium, and Nitrate levels. I use Kent Marine Super Buffer DKH to keep the alkalinity at 8-12 dkh. I use Kent Marine liquid calcium (calcium chloride) to maintain calcium at 400-460ppm.