well after what seemed like forever i recieved my cad lights artisan ii 100g. I have to say i was iffy about the purchase. Not because of the tank itself, but more for the condition it would arrive in and the nightmare of customer service i would have to deal with. Im basing that off of the many bad reviews cad lights has gotten due to its less than perfect packing and shipping plus not responding to angry customers. All that being said if i could get it to my house safely i knew i would love it plus save a ton of money over the red sea reefer. Fortunately my packaged arrived in perfect condition. Tank looks amazing and the stand had no scratches. It got here in just under 2 weeks. I spent about 16 hours straight with no sleep putting it all together as i had been planning it for a little while so i wasnt going to stop until it was wet. This is my first serious build, but not my first tank. I started a 55g with absolutely no understanding of the hobby (even though i thought i did). I spent a fortune buying useless equipment only to turn around and sell it for better equipment (especially lighting). I started with all crushed coral only to later find out that i despised it and how much of a pain it was. Also my stand was extremely narrow and impossible to find a good sump that was able fit (not much for diy). Overall the 55 was a lerning process and im ready for something bigger. Needless to say this time i was able to tackle everything with a basic understanding of the hobby ( just the tip of the ice berg). Now that im done the first step i guess i can sit back have a beer and enjoy the view (time to cycle).