Hi 3reefers, I have been around the site for years and had a previous account but lost the information for it. So here I am back with a new username. I just finished my bachelors degree and its time for me to finally make the SPS dominant tank I've always wanted...well sort of. Its going to be a 20gallon build. I want much larger but not until I have a steady career. Enough about that though, here we go: So I have had a 20gallon tank that is drilled and drains to another tank below where I run my filtration. It has been up and running since April. Right now its a FWLRO. I was waiting for my cycle to stop and for water conditions to become stable. However, the stand is currently just a metal frame and that just wont do. Since, my future father in law has some extra wood lying around from his shop, were going to build me a nice stand, not to mention some very nice upgrades to come when it is finished. This is a work in progress but the design is finished and I wanted to share it with you all. So it all began with Picture 1. This was designed while I was working. It was a good idea of making a traditional stand with a hood. But it wasn't good enough. So my girlfriend decided she had to give some input and she came up with picture 2. I loved this idea of the shelving unit but I didn't want to close off three sides of the tank from viewing. So I decided to take this idea and edit it a bit more and came up with picture 3 and 4 I am 99% sure this is what the final stand will look like. There will be some detailing put in but the general look will be that. The left side of the tank will be exposed and the right side will have a shelving unit. The top will be on a hinge with a support similar to the bars that hold open SUV rear doors. As for the upgrade that I am excited for is....LED. I will be installing a LED system into the hood when all is said and done. I have decided after much research to go with Steve's LEDs. I am still deciding between the 10" fixture with the 50% more sps option or the 24" with the normal options.(Another forum will be for that.