It has begun! My wife and I have decided on not going quite as large as I posted in my Introduction thread back in October. We were thinking the RSM 350 Deluxe. The Den where the tank will be is not massive but it can accommodate the RSM 250 nicely. In fact the overall floor footprint of the Tank and stand is no bigger than the empty, unused desk that is in the den now. I don't have any pictures for my first post but will add some soon! We'll are ordering our RSM 250 Deluxe through Aquarium Depot out of Toronto. Just waiting on the shipping quote. We decided to go with the Deluxe kit and not purchase a separate light unit at this time to keep it simple. Down the road if there are issues that the lighting cause we'll address them then. In the mean time we've placed our first order for equipment. That being our RODI unit, Tunze RO Water Controller. In Canada there are not a lot of big suppliers unfortunately. But I did find a good one in aquariumdepot.ca I need to hire a plumber to help run a water and drain line properly. I could DIY the job likely but I'd much rather have it done professionally. Beside the den we have a 1 piece bathroom so I'm thinking/hoping the RODI unit will fit beneath the sink. Then both lines can easily run down into the crawl space and over about 10-15 feet into the Den. Plan B is to place it in our crawl space access area which is not more than another 5-10 feet away from the den. Either way it should be good. Will need to physically see the size of the RODI to decide on placement. Reminds me I'll need an electrician to put in an outlet once the RODI's final location is determined. Our goal with this tank is as much automation as possible. I work in IT and Automation is our specialty! We'll see how this applies to the hobby. In the next post I'll list out the wallet killer list, A.K.A. Shopping list I'm nervous but I think this adventure will be fun!