hello all name is Brian and this will be my official build thread. I'll share some of my background then we will get into the good stuff! My last saltwater tank was about 5 years ago when I lived with my parents. I went from a 30 gal to a 150 and nothing could stop me. If I remember correctly my 150 was 48x24x30 with a home made stand. Well long story short it was way to much for me to handle at the time. I did not have the room or drive to maintain it. The sump would run so the return pump was sucking air, I added supplements just by adding the powders right to the tank and rarely did water changes. The few beginner croals I tried literally melted within days and all but a few of my fish died and I didn't know why. I eventually switched the tank to fresh water then brok it down all together. Fast forward 5 years I now own my home with my fiancé the distractions that existed 5 years ago are no longer a factor ( I was a volunteer firefighter that took up tons of time ).