I decided to do a build log for my first reef tank instead of having scattered posts around. I don't expect this build to be the level of other here, but I'm merging some of my other pictures into this one thread. I'm building as I'm learning and gathering equipment. So here it goes.... I started out with this Marineland 38 gal bow front. I am going with a sumpless tank for my first reef. I'm sure this may change in the future or next tank. I even was going to consider not having a protein skimmer. But after doing enough research, I'm planning that one also. First step I wanted to do was to build a stand.