I'll keep the intro as quick as possible. This is my 3rd tank in the last year so I've named it " Devoted Reefer 250". I started off with a 27 Gallon Cube ( https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/27-gallon-cube.207744/ ) then moved this tank into the BADFISH 20 Gallon AIO ( https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/badfish-20-gallon-aio.254424/#post-3003440 ). The cube was taken down and put into the 20 gallon AIO tank in an effort for me to offload the Cube and offset the costs of the new build. Originally I had planned to go with a euro braced 120 or 150, after a lot of research and with 2 very young children I decided it would be much better to go with a smaller tank. The only requirement from my wife is that the stand HAD to be white. At this point it was a toss up, the IM 50 lagoon AIO or the Red Sea Reefer 250.... As the title states the reefer won and the process has begun. The tank has been rightfully named Devoted Reefer 250 with the overall objective to finally setup a tank and allow it to mature. The scale of this tank will allow me to be devoted and not overwhelmed with a larger system. The tank was bought from @Bulk Reef Supply, I received the tank yesterday. Unfortunately the delivery company was unable to bring the tank to my house since I live in a Cul-de-sac so I met the driver a few minutes from my house to pickup the tank. When I approached the driver I jokingly asked him if he knew where I could find some reefer!! haha After inspection we loaded the tank into the van - Finally after everyone went to bed it was time to put the stand together. Overall it took a little over an hour to put the stand together. I kind of laugh because I once built a stand for a 75 gallon and I now realize that stand was WAY overbuilt! First things first. Slickdeals had these magnetic cabinet locks for $3.99 shipped ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GHFJIJA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ). Before the stand gets moved into the house these have to be installed so that the kids can't get into the cabinet. The attention to detail on the stand alone has me sold. Red Sea provides rubber end caps for all of he visible holes in the back of the stand. I am still undecided on my return pump and pumps that will be used, I have a RIO17hf I may use at first. I have been looking at DC return pumps. The MP10WQD on the 20 gallon will be moved over. Still undecided if I want to go with a Gyre or another MP10 or MP40. Lighting the Devoted Reefer 250 will be by two Kessil A160WE's, I will be using 8020 to mount the lights similar to the setup on my 20 gallon currently. As far as rock, I have 30lbs of @reefcleaners rock and will be ordering 30-50 more pounds. I may run the system bare bottom at first and add sand later.