Hi folks. Wanted to start documenting. I'm a firm believer in the saying 'Nothing good happens fast'... This one may take a while. Concept: 60" long, 30" wide, 18" tall 3/4" glass 140g tank, ordered 4/24/17 from Planet Aquariums. 2x H2Overflows and 3/4" Siphon Stopper returns from CustomAquarium.com Custom 12" x 10" x 3" acrylic external overflow box, BeAnAnimal style. Custom 1.5" 11g square tube steel stand, powder coated gloss black, ordered 4/28/17 Current USA eFlux DC return pump, 1900gph Sunlight Supply TEK 8x 48" T5 (4x Blue+, 2x ABSpecial, 1x Coral+, 1x Actinic) Trigger Ruby 36 Reefkeeper Light/Basic (Lights, Heater) Gyre 130 (from my cube) Reef Octopus skimmer (from my cube) Tunze Osmolator (from my cube) Investigating the following: Avast Spyglass reactor. Love the design... Opinions? Avast Barrel Tender. Seems a better method that relying on me remembering when to refill my ATO reservoir. Anyone have one and want to talk about it? Going Bare Bottom, with a fairly large refugeum. Starboard?? Not sure yet. This will be my first bare bottom display. Never really liked the look, but it's been growing on me. The idea that I can put some serious flow without causing a sandstorm is attractive, since all the flow has to start at one end. I'm a bit concerned about bio filter. I'm an old DSB fan... no sand bed, planning on fairly sparse rockwork, I'm thinking I'm going to need to add a significant amount of bio media somewhere. What's the general opinion of the Marinepure ceramic stuff? I could easily put a fairly large amount of this into the sump... Better than using sand? They really ought to make big, thin 'tiles' of this stuff, like 24x24". I can see using this under the rockwork, instead of starboard. All support systems will be located in a closet, behind the tank. No more bending over for this old, greybearded fatman. Regular maintenance can be performed upright. Eventually I plan to fill in the space under the stand with cabinetry of some sort... no hurry. I enjoy woodworking. I'll build 4 separate, unique inserts. No water under the tank, steel stand is all the support I need, these will be purely decorative. My daughter is going to do a mosaic tile on the 9" 'shelf' surrounding the tank. Similar to what she did on my 60 cube, but I'm requesting brighter colors (https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/greybeards-cube.292760/) Two days after I started actually ordering components, Red Sea comes out with their Peninsula system... Probably could have saved myself some money, but hey, building it is half the fun, right?