Current state of tank: FTS by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr FTS + Stand by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr IMG_6030 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr I am absolutely no stranger to posting build threads on a forum, just not of a reef tank... it's always been of vehicles. So this is my first! I started with my first reef setup a couple years ago with an Innovative Marine 30 gallon Fusion. Great all-in-one tank, but I decided I wanted something bigger and with separate sump etc. When I saw that Red Sea was going to be releasing their new Reefer series, I started saving my money. I received it about 4 weeks ago and have already got most of it up and running... here's what I got going on so far. **First off, I want to thank my wife! She agreed that it would be a good idea to convert our dining room into a reef viewing room.** Ran home from work to meet the freight driver and we put it in the garage. I did a quick visual inspection before I went back to work. IMG_3820 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr IMG_3819 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr After work I did a quick leak test and all was good. I then proceeded to assemble the stand. IMG_3825 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr I have (3) Hydra 52's going over it, so I got the rails all mounted before I shoved the stand up against wall. IMG_3826 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr Had my neighbor pop over and help me heft this thing onto the stand. I will say that 5/8" glass isn't light. I quickly started toying with scape ideas: IMG_3899 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr This is one of my helpers: IMG_3887 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr Here is what I came up with on the scape... got it all cemented together so nothing budges. Also filled the tank with salt water and sand. There's plenty of clearance all around the rock for flow, cleaning of the back glass and swimming lanes for larger fish. IMG_3937 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr Our viewing chairs arrived to help finish off the room. We still need to get a different light fixture for the room, but that's the least of my concerns at the moment. IMG_3978 by Toby Broadfield, on Flickr Next up, basement plumbing for salt water mixing, water changing etc!