Hi guys, I've been out of touch for about 2 years now. Something to do with my twins needing attention and stuff. Last year I bought a 180g glass tank from an RC guy and it's been sitting in my garage for a year taking up 50% of all the space. I originally named it "Garagebane" but "Wifebane" is more like it! I will post pics soon, but here are some stats and project outline; Tank: 180g glass. Most likely AGA or Oceanic, since it has the horrible "MEGAFLOW" overflows. I considered replacing them with home made acrylic "normal" overflows, but in a tank this big, I think I can live with the bulk of the overflows. Stand: Homemade (by someone else) 4 doors, built in electical (plugs and outlets) Badly needs painting and reinforcing. For some reason the previous owner didn't use waterproof wood glue, but used construction glue instead Some of the trim has fallen off! It will be repainted Canopy: Homemade, needs work Lights: Currently, I have dual 150 MH pendant-ish thing that I bought a long time ago, it probably won't span the whole tank at the moment. My current 58's lights are dual 175 SE, and I have an extra 175 mount and brand new ballast that I can use. HOWEVER I'd like to try LEDs. THe plan then is to set up the 150s in the center and put LEDs on the side, then I'll replace the 150 with LEDs in the future. Or maybe go whole hog and do all LEDs Occupants: I've had it with mushrooms. Everything else is welcome, but screw mushrooms! Bottom: bare bottom for now. Sump: I have a 100g acrylic tank, 5 feet long, I bought some acrylic and I'll make a sump from this. I plan to make a section of this sump actually my freshwater reservoir, to keep everything under the cabinet (a wife mandated restriction) But the 100g sump takes up too much space so the reservoir must be part of the sump. I might make a section for the reservoir but then put a smaller tank in there to failsafe a leak of fresh into salt water. Other equipment: Skimmer will be an AquaC EV-120 for now, unless it proves inadequate, which it very well may. I actually have two EV-120s I can double up if I need more skimming and I'm cheap. CA Reactor: Yes, I will use one. Can't remember the brand of mine. Kalk drip: Sure, why not. Since I have a kalk mixer already, it's no biggy. The mixer will try and hide beside the tank, away from my wife's view. I will reserve a few posts near the top of this thread for pictures. I will post the project plan here, for accountability, since Sandy's blood pressure rises every week I don't do anything about the massive tank and stand (tank is NOT on the stand!) in the garage. Also to help myself keep on track Things that need to be done: Reinforce floor - done - 2000 lbs of water, so I poured two 24"x24"x16" concrete footers and installed two posts and a massive 8 foot long 4x8 beam directly under where the tank will sit. This took WEEKS to do and was brutally hard. Then I slacked off for a year before even writing this thread! Add electrical outlets - do it, or hire an electrician ?? Repair and repaint stand - repair trim that has fallen off - sand down crappy parts - prime - paint - replace door hardware if necessary Repair and repaint canopy - get new fan screens - check fans, get new ones - sand - prime - paint - replace hardware if necessary Install lights into canopy Convert 100g tank into sump - get baffle acrylic - done! - draw up simple design Plumbing - draw up plans for plumbing - execute! Move tank into place - bribe friends/BAR members with pizza and beer. OK, now I'm going to reserve a few postings for pictures.