Current FTS (5-13-19): Hey Guys! Welcome to the build thread for my new Red Sea Reefer 250 (v3). I currently have an IM Nuvo 20 I started a bit over 2 months ago after a few years away from saltwater/tanks in general. After setting up the Nuvo 20 I quickly realized I wanted bigger, so here I am! Ordered my tank from Saltwateraquarium.com on April 2nd, 2019. It was shipped that day via R&L Carriers, and after some initial issues I was able to pick it up from my local terminal on April 5th (they couldn't deliver to my house due to living in a cul-de-sac/subdivision). In the end it all worked out really well for me, so I was happy. Pallet was in excellent shape, and seemed well taken care of. Here's a current equipment list so far: Tank: Red Sea Reefer 250 with V3 Sump Lights: 2x AquaIllumination Prime HD w/ Tank Mounts (plans to add a 3rd, or upgrade in the future) Heater: 1x 200W Cobalt Aquatics Neo-Therm and 1x 75W Neo-therm Return Pump: Maxspect Turbine Duo 9K Water Pump Flow: 2x Maxspect Gyre XF 330 Skimmer: Reef Octopus eSsence S-130 Protein Skimmer Filtration: 2x Red Sea Filter Cups Bio-Filtration: Maxspect Nano-Tech Bio-Spheres + Seachem Matrix Cover: Red Sea Net Cover (plans to do a custom lid from Clearview Lids) Rock: CaribSea Life Rock (have 40lbs of normal and 20lbs of shapes to play with) Sand: 40lbs CaribSea Arag-Alive Special Grade Reef Sand Salt: Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Controller: Maxspect Connect ICV6 (for Return Pump and Gyre's) Controller: Seneye Reef Aquarium Monitor Controller: AquaMutant Temp Controller/Smart Power Strip ATO: AutoAqua AWC ATO Resevoir: Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget HydroFill Ti Auto Top Off ATO Reservoir - 5 Gallon Refractometer: Milwaukee MA887 Digital Refractometer Refugium Light: Innovative Marine ChaetoMax 9W I finally got the stand build and tank placed this week. Will be working on leveling/placement perfecting through to this weekend and then starting on the 'scape. Here's a quick picture I snapped after getting the tank placed. I will probably center the tank on that wall assuming I can still access the outlet behind the tank. The chair there will be moved for better access/viewing around the tank. The Nuvo 20 is on the other side of the room, here: Once the 250 has been cycled and everything seems set, I'll move the Nuvo's inhabitants (Frostbite Clown, Black & White Clown, Court Jester Goby (Rainfordi), Yellow Coris Wrasse, and some corals) over to the 250. I have a bag of Matrix in the filter section of the Nuvo that I'll put in the sump of the 250 with the Bio-Spheres to seed. I'll be dosing some Dr Tims Ammonia Chloride to get the cycle started, and I also have some Bio-Spira and MicroBacter7 for aiding the seed. I'm wanting to start fresh with dry goods in the 250 (as opposed to just transferring rock/etc from the Nuvo) because I want to ensure I'm pest-free. I had a small red planaria flatworm issue in my Nuvo (came in on the GSP rock) that scared me. Luckily a flatwormexit treatment and then the addition of the Yellow Coris Wrasse took care of them (at least I haven't seen any in weeks). I still want to do things "right" with the 250 to avoid pests/etc. I have an old Innovative Marine Nuvo 8 I had planned to use as a QT tank, but I may also hold on to the Nuvo 20 in case I need a larger QT. I'll try updating the build thread as I progress. Any tips/tricks/opinions/recommendations are always greatly appreciated, thanks for stopping by!