Having requested so many newcomers to start a Member's Tank thread, I thought it time to post mine. For the first number of posts, this will be retrospective, considering I started this build in 2008, but I will try to keep it to the "Reader's Digest" version. I continue to make changes and improvements to my tank and wanted a place where it could all be documented. I picked up a custom five foot 90 gallon tank with 1/2 inch glass for cheap. It was being used for land crabs. The ever-so-typical dimensional lumber stand was built. And skinned with plywood and simple panel doors made. That one missing panel is where the refugium will be, and thought it would be interesting to have it viewable. The tank was drilled for a 1500 gph Glass-Holes overflow. The back of the tank was spray painted using $0.98 flat black for HD (and still looks brand new today), and the plumbing (overflow and return) was installed. The return came up to a tee and had two wye Loc-Line drains on either side of the tee, for a total of four wye loc-lines. The original lighting was six T5's being overdriven by IceCap 660 and 440 ballasts. It was truly retro built with all wood. My very first sump was a DIY 40B, and being a noob, I put in the typical three baffle bubble trap....times 2. Since I had two drains in each corner of the sump, I had two bubble traps. I couldn't find a picture of the original sump, because soon after, I cut out the bubble trap on the refugium side. Here's that picture. A MAG 9.5 was the return pump, and I was a beckett man as far as skimmers. Went through an MRC1, MRC2 and an MTC. They were driven by a MAG 24. By far the best skimmers I ever owned were the MRC's. They sucked the crap out, but suffered from needing energy sucking pumps, and were also very loud...a jet airplane loud. I wonder how these would do today with a low energy DC pump? Anyway, the one MRC today is being used as my $350 telephone stand in the fish room. Flow was provided by three-four Koralia K4's. They were great, with the exception of occasionally starting backward. Still use one of them today for mixing saltwater. More to come later.