FTS taken on 4/7/14 Equipment list: Updated 3/18/14 Planet Aquariums 240g glass tank Coastal Aquariums oak stand and canopy with mahogany stain ADHI Wet/Dry bio 60 trickle filter Lighting- AI SOL Blue LED module x 3 (transferring from my 76g) Main Pump- Eheim Compact 5000 x 2 Circulation- Ecotech Vortech MP40 Skimmer- Aquamaxx EM300 Heater- Eheim Jager tru-temp 300w Ecotech Battery Backup Reef-keeper lite module, ATO Coralife Turbotwist 12x 36W UV Sterilizer 10g ATO tank Quarantine tanks- 20g and 76g (I will use my old tank for QT for large fish with a HOB filter. I will keep this as a QT for the next 6 months.) Livestock Updated 4/28/14 1-Chalk Bass 1-Banggai Cardinalfish 1-Starry Blenny 1-Heniouchus Butterflyfish 1-Flame Angelfish 1-Coral Beauty Angelfish 1-Striped Squirrelfish 1-Foxface Rabbitfish 2-Misbarred Ocellaris Clownfish 3-Blue Reef Chromis 1-Desjardini Sailfin Tang 1-Blonde Naso Tang 1-Yellow Eye Kole Tang 1-Maculosus Angelfish Note- I do not use a cleanup crew since I intended on adding a Harlequin Tusk. I am excited to begin the process of setting up my new 240g FOWLR tank. I have been in the hobby for about 5 years and have kept a variety of tanks ranging from 4g to 76g. I am tearing down an Oceanic 76g half-circle which was formerly an sps dominated reef tank. With the arrival of a new baby, and my duties as a stay-at-home dad, I decided that I was no longer willing to commit myself to the care and maintenance that sps corals deserve. I have never kept a "fish only" tank but I am excited to learn about and care for some species of fish that I have not had in the past. I began by looking for tanks on craigslist. The majority of tanks that I saw listed were smaller than what I wanted (I was considering 200-300 gallons). The few large aquariums that were for sale were in poor condition, incomplete or just not aesthetically pleasing. I thought that purchasing a new tank would cost more than my budget would allow. One day I was at a LFS here in the Denver area called "Liquid Kingdom." The owner, Tom is the kindest, most honest and knowledgele person that I have met through this hobby. I told him that I was looking for a large tank, either glass or acrylic and he said that he was introduced to a new wholesaler who specializes in large tanks that was trying to get some business. About a week later, Tom called me and said that he could get me a 220g glass aquarium (72" x 27" x27") with a stand, canopy and plumbing kit built by Deep Sea Aquatics in Dallas, Texas for about $2300. I thought this was more than a fair price so I pulled the trigger. It was supposed to take a few weeks to build the tank. After 2 weeks, Tom called me agin and said that his wholesaler had notified him that the stand and canopy had been built, but there was going to be at least a 4 week delay on the tank. Since the wholesaler didn't want to loose Tom's business, he talked to another tank builder in Dallas, Planet Aquariums. They were able to build me a slightly larger tank (72" long x 29" tall x 27" wide) and I didn't have to pay a penny more. Fast forward to today. I just picked up the tank and the stand and I am very impressed. The quality of work is apparent in every aspect of the tank. Here are some pics: Also, here is a pic of the ADHI wet/dry filter that I purchased last week. It measures 48" x 18" x 24". I think that's it for now. I'm planning for this tank to be community fish- butterflies, wrasses, tangs, maybe an angel. I'll also be transferring 5 fish over from my existing tank. It will be at least a few weeks before I get this thing wet. It will be going in my basement home-theater room which is carpeted. I am having a section of tile installed for the tank to sit on. I'll post my proposed stock-list tomorrow. Take care!