Hello all, I've really appreciated the free advice from each of you. There's so much to dabble in it's hard to tell where to start. I bought an 80 gallon that wasn't drilled for overflow. Been fiddling and finally, after all the consistent advice, decided to sell it and get one either reef ready or do the drilling myself. I like the eclipse ESHOPPS medium overflow and have many questions...thanks in advance. Looking at 75-80 gallons 1. Built my own stand (photos to come). Paint or stain? Interior or exterior paint? 2. Can I/should I purchase a mat for the tank to sit on? I've seen some of the premium setups have those. 3. When I plump it, is there an easy way to plumb a hose bib thing for easier water changes than siphoning off the top, or how would you recommend that? Seems you could plumb it for a hose and just use the overflow or sump to change the water. More to come. Thanks in advance.