You need forms of mechanical and biological filtration along with flow. Live rock would serve as your biological filtration, a protein skimmer and water changes as your mechanical filtration, and powerheads for flow and surface agitation.
Not sure where you are in Ohio but there are several really great clubs where you could get some info and cheap equipment/livestock.
Central Ohio Reef Aquarists (CORA)
Cincinnati Marine Aquarium Society
Northern Ohio Reef Keepers