Hi! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my thread. I'm new to Reef2Reef and I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with this community and getting feedback as these tanks take form. This will be my second endeavor into the hobby. I had a standard Oceanic 90-gallon set up from 2007 to mid-2009. Knowing that these two tanks are going to take some time to set up, I'll definitely be sharing pictures from the past to keep this thread filled with photos. On that note, my second hobby is photography and I particularly love aquarium photography. I'll do my best to post lots of pictures along the way. But I'm a novice and always trying to learn new tricks. Any tips are greatly appreciated. The same goes for reefkeeping. Although I learned a lot with my 90-gallon over that 2.5 years, I learn something new with practically every thread I open! Anyway, enough background -- we'll talk more about that later -- on with the show. I sold off every piece of equipment when I got out of the hobby back in 2009 so I'm literally starting at ground zero. I wanted to do something different this time around and thought of doing one larger tank (60x36x20) but it just didn't look right after taping off those dimensions in the room. I also couldn't decide whether to go with starphire glass or acrylic on that bigger tank. So to calm my indecisiveness, I decided to go with two display tanks (in two different rooms) and a third grow out system, none of which are up and running yet. Tank #1 -- ADA 90-P I've always appreciated the clean lines of ADA aquariums. The dimensions of this tank are 35.5"x17.75"x17.75" with a clear overflow. This is very unique to say the least. Actually, now that I've had it for awhile, I can't decide whether I want to paint back black or leave it. Seems sacrilegious to even think about modifying this tank. But I'd like everyone's opinion on that. This is going to be more a new-age, LPS dominated, techi-reef. The equipment list is still being modified and I'd like input going forward: Lighting 1 x Ecotech Radion Flow 1 x MP10wes or 1 x MP40wes or both; I just don't want to have the pumps ruin the overall ascetics. Skimmer JNS Cone 2 (aka Aquamaxx Cone 2) or RO SRO-XP1000 Return Pump Waterblaster 3000; 750 gph internal (T-off to manifold for carbon, gfo, uv, etc.) or Pan-world 50pxx; 1100 gph external (T-off to manifold for carbon, gfo, uv, etc.) Here are a few shots of the empty aquarium: Tank #2 -- Envision Acrylic I'll admit, I got lucky with this aquarium. A local reefer purchased it and never set it up because it was a bit too large for his space (don't worry, he ended up with a rockin' Elos 70). This aquarium is completely custom from head-to-toe: a rimless, coast-to-coast external overflow beauty. Dimensions are 36"x32"x22". The plan for this tank is quite a bit different. It will be predominately SPS and what many will consider to "old-school" due to the lighting choice. Several years ago, all the best aquariums I saw in person were lit with Radiums and VHOs. So this is going to have a single 250w Radium in a Lumenbright pendant with two UVL VHO Super Actinics built into a floating canopy that will hang 12-18" over the tank. Lighting Lumenbright Pendant with 250w Radium Lumentek select-a-watt ballast (will run Radium on 250wHQI setting) 2x36"-UVL VHO Super Actinics on ARO Ballast Skimmer JNS Cone 3 (aka Aquamaxx cone 3) or RO SROXP 2000 or [open to other options] Flow This is where things get tricky on this build. The coast to coast overflow limits placement of vortechs on the back wall; so I may end up going with Tunze streams (I used the old 6100s and nanos on my old tank and experienced great customer service) but I remain undecided at this point. As the build progresses, I'll be researching more on this end. Return Pump Waterblaster 5000 or Pan-world P50XX (if I don't use it on the ADA) I'm going to tease you with some sketch-up drawings from the previous owner since I don't have any good pictures of this one yet. That's it for now, tons more to come. Hope you join and enjoy the ride!!