Well its been about 2 months since ive posted anything. In that 2 months ive had some issues. I had a power outage for a week when something chewed some wires in the walls....joy....over that week i lost id say close to 85 percent of my tank. I mean literaly had a small colony of zoas, my clownfish, my chromis, A hermit and some snails. I wasnt heavily stocked yet otherwise i may have been really heartbroken. Well this was about 1month ago. So i decided to give my good buddy what was left of my stock and start over. I decided to build a stand and canopy this time around. I have to say ill never buy a stand again. Enjoying the process of this. Been slow only really getting to work on it for like 30 mins a day or so when i get home. My new job and 2 year old consume a lot of my time. I'm in no real hurry though. My idea for the stand is a more rustic looking stand. I built the frame from 2x4s for the stand and 1×2 for the canopy. My wife complained about the leds brightness above tank before so with her in mind i decided on a canopy. I started wrapping the stand with some old fence pickets i had from when i replaced my fence. Knew id find a use eventually for them. Ill add some pics at the end of this post of everthing do e so far to catch you guys up. Ill still be running my diy pvc overflow just with a modification or 2. I will be painting it black as well. Havent started yet waiting i til my stand is cometed. Tank specs- 30 in x14 in x 17 in 30 gallon with a weird notch cut out in back holds about 25 when overflow is added. Gives me plenty of room for overflow stopping or clogging up. 10 gallon diy 3 chamber sump Reef octopus bh-50 skimmer - seen one in action and was impressed 2 ai prime leds - really enjoying these so far 2 hydor koralia 425 pumps with controller Not sure name of return but its gph is 600 after head height its about 300 or so. Its nothing special. I have an extra 5 gallon i could do as a refugium. Not sure if i want to do that or use this as a quick set up hospital tank. Dont plan on keeping any monster fish anyways. I'm having issues uploading pics at the moment but as soon as i can get them to i will.