Hey All! I have been researching for about a half year now, reading books, and asking questions. I am finally starting to put my first ever reef tank together! I am pretty stoked! The plan is to take it slow and do it right. R2R has been a hug help, along with BRS and my local shop, Seven Seas Aquarium. I want to help give back somehow to the community, so I hope this journal will share the same inspiration that I received from reading all of yours! I'm going all in! Lets get started! So far, I have my tank, a couple components, and about a hundred pounds of rock. I am planning on building my own stand and hard plumbing my sump. Here is a couple rough drawings of what I've got going.