I hope this is not too soon to start my New Tank Build Thread.. As I have a ways to go to have anything to show for it…. So I have always liked the look of saltwater reef aquariums. Always wanted to set one up, but always seem to find a reason to keep putting it off. Well I have finally taken the leap to start the build. Like most things in life now days it is hurry up and wait process. This is what I have so far…. That’s right an empty space that is waiting on the tank to arrive. What is this tank you all ask? It is a 200 gal with a ghost over flow. 60 x 30 x 25. So what I have so far it a hand full of receipts to remind me what is coming. So far I have got the tank in the works along with the metal stand and cabinet to cover the stand. I had gone to a lot of LFS and came across Mike over at Aquarium Design Group. He went out of his way to help me with a tank I was looking for all with a (cross my fingers) delivery date of 10/19/2016. For the sump I made the call to Jeff at Lifereef. Now for anyone that has never called and talked to Jeff let me say wow. He took the time to call and ask about what my plans were and once I explained I was new and was on over load with all the sites and options to choose from he helped and offered ideas in the direction, I think I was heading. End up with the LF1-300S system with a 24 x 14 x 18 LifeReef Reefugium. I went with his new Lifereef sump Signature Series line. I was able to get my hands on some secretly obtained via devious methods pictures. Now once he starts my build I will be able to post the real deal.. for now this is the new colors he is going with. Now on to the rest of the story. What about Lights? What about controllers? What about What about… I look forward to asking a ton of questions and I am sure with all the great talent in this community I will get some great insight on what is working and what is not. What I have so far…. 200 gal Tank LF1-300S Sump BlueLine 70 upsize pump SVS3-30/Mag18 Protein Skimmer 2x 3.5" diameter filter cylinders Bio-Reactor MagDrive 9.5 to run cyl/bio 24" LifeReefugium (x 14 x 18) LCR2 Calcium Reactor Media Gage set CO2 tank, 5# Quick-Disconnects pH probe holder I am open to ideas.