Hello, I am slowly starting my build of Red Sea Max S650. I was in the right place, at the right time, and had an opportunity to buy this tank lightly used. I love, how this tank and lights stand looks like. I will heavily customize the tank's equipment to fit my goals. First, my tenants for the tank: Mixed reef with SPS + LPS + bunch of fish Automation to run the tank for at least a week with out a touch, 2 weeks with minimal support Ease of maintenance is a priority Follow Red Sea Reef care Every technology will fail (sooner or later) Major equipment plan: 5 - Hydra 26 - local shop is running with 5 lights and the growth is phenomenal 2 - Jecod 9000 pumps with Apex controller option - was considering other options like Apex COR, RO Varios, etc. but just could get over the price point and value. I got awesome support from Reef Breeders.com in selecting these pumps and controllers with Apex support. 1 - Apex controller - I am using and love Apex on my Clown breeding setup and would not run a tank with out it. 1 - Neptune EB8 Power Bar - I do have few of these around 2 - Neptune WaV - I choose these over MP-40 due to being a reasonably priced circulation pumps controlled by Apex, I did not used them before, but reviews and experiences of others are positive. 1 - Neptune ATK - I was planning to place ATK into tank's built in fresh water storage container, but floater is too big to fit in. I will use it in the sump instead and come up with a different solution for built in reservoir. 1 - Neptune FMM - Knowing your flows can tell you if something is going on with your system 1 - 36W UV light - I am big believer of UV lights and used them on my other tanks with a great success 1 - Clarisea 5000 - My wife is tired of cleaning filter socks and this seems like a great solution. 1 - NYOS 160 Skimmer - Choose this skimmer based on Shaun's recommendation and experience. I was thinking NYOS 220, but reading Shaun's experience and the way his tank looks like, 160 will do just fine. 1 - NYOS Torq reactor (large) - this is brand new product and will see how well it will work, but I like the promise and do not like bags with media in my sump. 2 - Coral Box 4 head dossers - I will be following Red Sea Reef Care and will be dosing all elements. Coral Box has nice reviews and price points for their dossers, I got free dossing containers and tubing holders. 1 - Skimz 157 Macroalgea reactor -I was planning create a refugium but the sump is relatively small and I run out of the space. This reactor seems nice combination of usability and size. Also it will keep my sump cleaner. Hope to complete all electrical components this weekend. Everyone loves pictures, so here is my starting point. I have to start somewhere.