First off, I have to admit I am only doing this thread to get my 200 post sign-off for all those free frags you guys give out at the swaps. J) Some quick boring history. When I was a kid, I had a freshwater tank for quite a few years. Lost interest in high school ... girls ... Oh well, what can you do. Now that I am an old fart, married with family, those high school girls are less interesting. Err. Yes, definitely. Err. At any rate, a few years back, I started another freshwater tank. Fun for a while, but limiting. Then upgraded to a 75 gallon saltwater. My kid got the old freshwater tank. Definitely a lot more fun. But even that became limiting after a few years. I really like the lager fish. Love to have a nice Tang or two, but not really viable in a small tank. Plus, I want more room for coral and such. Beyond the simple softies I have now. So after lots of "negotiating" with the wife : Time for a bigger tank!!! Our house happens to have a large TV alcove in the family room. Designed when TV's were actually big huge clunky things. So I moved the TV to the other wall. Love flat screens! Now I have a big 90" x 28" x 7'H alcove for a tank. Well, almost. I built some shelves there for pictures and such, and the wife really wants to keep them. Limits the overall height, but otherwise not an issue. All that boring stuff said : Here is the dream! [table] From Aquarium_Release [/table] Almost everything will be DIY, except the tank itself. Debated that it bit, but decided against it. Another admission : I love building things. Tinkering with the tank is about as much fun as the tank itself.