I'm starting this build thread a bit early since I haven't purchased the tank yet, but designing everything around the tank which will probably be purchased after the start of the year. However, I'm already starting the build of the stand. So, I thought I would start with the progress on the stand build as a part of this build thread. Background, I currently have a 40 Gal bowfront as my first reef tank and after almost 1 year in the hobby I'm definitely hooked and ready to upgrade. This 112 tank with be my first tank with a sump. I envisioned a tank in this spot in my living room behind my sofa. There is a perfect area of open tile floor to fit a tank of this dimension (60x18x20). After planning enough things out I decided to move forward with this. The interesting thing about this stand and placement is the cabinet will open from the back and the tank facing forward towards the living room. I'm building the stand with the mindset that if I move and want to place the tank in normal orientation, the stand can easily work for that also with minor modifications. I'm using this stand design without the center brace for easy access of sump removal if needed. I will be putting siding and trim next and will be finishing the cabinet in an antique white type finish. I've been practicing some antiquing techniques and the cabinet will match my kitchen cabinets somewhat, so I'll be showing the progress of the stand building before moving on the the tank itself in a couple of months.