Started this build back in February. I kept freshwater aquariums for about 10 years before I met my wife. Sold everything and moved away to be with her. At the time I had 2x 135g tanks and multiple 30-40g tanks. We had a couple small tanks over the next 16 years. Nothing big because we were planning on moving. I always wanted a salt tank but I never did it because I was always moving or something come up. Then my wife became a self published author. We were both able to quit our normal jobs and we moved to where we plan to stay till our daughter at least graduates. She's 10 now. So I got to build a reef tank !!! Ill be trying to posts my progress from Feb until now. May take me a few days or more. Anyway I started with my stand. Built it over sized. Plan at first was to maybe have a display fuge or QT tank beside the main tank. Or just have it for additional work space. Hardwood with laminate top. 3 coats of Kilz on the inside then a couple coats of white paint. Siliconed all the seams inside.