took a few year break due to life and a move. ready to dive back in! been gathering needed equipment some new some old. huge fan of rimless minimalist aquariums. so that's where i'm headed with this build. when i left the hobby a few years ago ULNS and bacterial driven systems were real popular and triton method was just being mentioned. probably going to ease my way back in and not commit to a particular system at first. i have been seeing some really nice acro tanks using triton method and i think ATI has a similar system now. the tank i chose for this build is a UNS(ultum nature systems) 120U (120cmx60cmx60cm). its a low iron rimless similar in dimension to a standard 120gl tank. really impressed with the initial fit finish and build quality of this tank. i have owned a few ADA tanks and i would put this tank right there with them in terms of fit,finish and detail. stand will be made from 40mm aluminum extrusion. some pics of tank and stand material. image by s. seal, on Flickr tank has mitered corners. really nice detail! image by s. seal, on Flickr the last sump i had i used filter socks.. and while i liked how clear they kept the water in my tank i hated cleaning them! this go around i am going to give the theiling rollermat a try. hopefully this will help combat "lazy reefer syndrome" lol. skimming duties will be handled by an ATB 840. i have owned a few ATB skimmers. they are pretty much set and forget. dug this one out of storage and it cleaned up nicely! image by s. seal, on Flickr other items of the build are stuff out of storage, going to be running an apex lite with a few modules, waveline 6000 and a couple vortech mp40's for flow. these do not have the quiet drive drivers or wetsides. worth the upgrade? still havn't decided on lighting yet! i have used all of them in the past. really partial to t5 but a halide/t5 or t5 led is not out of the question. still sorting through stuff in boxes cleaning powerheads and pumps. its almost embarrassing the amount of aquarium stuff i have squirreled away over there years!