Welcome to my mad adventure. Can't believe I did this during holiday season of all times! Starting a new build so I don't clutter up my other build thread (RMS c250 66g). I think I got a good deal on craigslist. An Aqueon mega overflow. It came with a 4 foot stand, 40 gal sump and a bubble magus skimmer. For 450.00. Was hesitant with the stand as I'm only 5 foot and the tank adds another 2 feet. So after getting it home, we realized the cabinet was not in as good as shape as it looked. And I just can't see me on a ladder to do EVERYTHING to the tank. So we are dumping it. The sump is a mess. Had to cut the brace on back of stand to get it out. No way I could have cleaned it in the stand. Looking at it, it has to be redone. Only 3 sections and no triple bubble catcher before return. First section is huge, second for skimmer, and return also huge. Waste. So if I can remove pieces of glass, I'll see if I can order a new set. Found a set on ebay but I don't think the sump is a standard 40g breeder so I'll have to see if it will work or see if I can get custom cuts. Haven't tried the skimmer. Need to get a manual to take it apart to clean.a Hunt for a stand is frustrating plus I don't want to pay and arm and leg. Might talk hubby into helping me build one. So if I can keep the sump, even without the stand, I think it was not a bad deal. Maybe not as good as I'd hoped. Working on my time table and budget. I hope to start cycling by April, fish ready by June. I have tons of research to do just to do the sump, let alone all the equipment like lights. Sure hope I can get lots of advice, esp. with lighting! This will be a slow build. Going to order rocks by end of month to get them cooking in a brute can. Rest of month will be cleaning tank and sump, finding a stand to buy or build next month, and figuring out my sump and plumbing. Excited but also nervous as I venture into this adventure. I'll keep my other tank as it is in my office. Going to ditch the display refugium though. Never got it plumbed to DT so it is just more work. Have to figure out what to do with gold head sand sifting goby. I have corals on sandbed so don't want him back in there. Unless I put all rubble rock in front and corals on top of those so the sand he sifts is mostly in back of tank. Or I wait and put him in new tank along with damsel. Or I return him but I do like him very much. More to decide! Here are some pics. First one is on the trailer. You can see the size of that stand.