So I was hesitant to start a tank thread thinking that since this is my first saltwater experience whatever I posted would in no way compare to the insane tanks folks have. Well after some thought I figured "why not?" It will be a good way to document my progress with the tank and get some constructive criticism and hopefully some encouragement. Started on 4/1/14 with a Brute 32 gallon garbage can about 15lbs of BRS Pukani and 15lbs of BRS Fiji dry live rock. Let the rock "cook" in the Brute for about a month with a heater and MJ1200. I did 5 gallon water changes every couple days during this time. I then added some bacteria in a can and let the rock sit for a couple more weeks to finish of the cycle using ammonia. (I really didn't want the cycle to be done in the tank in case there were any unpleasant smells.) Once I was getting 0 ammonia reading I put together my scape. I really wanted an open scape and tried to create something that would followed a pattern but wasn't cookie cutter. I ended up with a large rock that is made up of approx 5 pieces put together with epoxy and super glue, a medium rock that is 2 pieces and a single small rock. I believe this gives me several useable levels to place different types of corals and islands to keep good swim space for the fish and not look crowded. Okay back to work, to be continued. . .