Hey guys! I sure have missed you! Some of you may remember me i'f you're still around. I'm sure there's alot of new members out there since I was last active on the site. As the title suggests, I'm thinking about starting up a new aquarium. Just a short background on me, I left the hobby about a year and a half ago. I was moving into a new house and having a baby and just didnt want to move my 75g reef at the time. It was a mature reef and I was just doing monthly water changes and daily feeding. Pretty much on cruise control. I think the funnest part of the hobby for me is starting new tanks and getting new fish and corals and watching them grow. Once its all stocked and filled in I didnt get much enjoyment out of just looking at a pretty display tank. I had thousands invested and very large beautiful mature corals. I'm kicking myself for selling it as cheap as I did but at the time I just needed a break with all that was going on in my life. Here's a pic of my 75G just before I took it down. (R.I.P.) My daughter just turned a year old and I took her to the public aquarium and she loved watching all the fish swim around. I really started to get the itch to set up another tank. I even thought about doing freshwater for simplicity; but reef tanks are just so much more colorful and the fish have so much more personality. I said to myself "I'll just set up a small 40g breeder and it will be relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain". but I've always been the "go big or go home" type and I know I would not be happy with a 40g. I would want fish that would not fit in a 40 breeder (tangs) and want more stocking options. So I started thinking about doing a 120G because I just love the footprint of 120's and it would allow for me to keep the fish that I want to keep. The only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger is that I would have to buy everything from scratch again. I think to myself... "Do I really want to spend thousands setting up a new tank and getting it stocked?" I was browsing my LFS this weekend and saw the high prices on some of those frags! Again.... I'm kicking myself because I had some really nice large colonies that would be worth hundreds. Same with equipment (LED lights, Skimmer, RO/DI unit ect.) I'd have to buy it all over again. I've been watching craigslist for a good deal but I don't really want to move a complete setup. I'm keeping my eye out for a tank that is in good condition for the right price. I don't have a truck so I'm not sure how I'd move it. I guess I could borrow my dads but he wouldn't be able to physically help me lift a large tank. I'd also prefer to drill the tank myself because I don't like reef ready overflows They take up real-estate and are hard to get fish out of. I prefer just having a bulkhead at the top corners. Another thing I can't figure out is where the heck I would connect an RO/DI unit in my house and keep my water mixing barrels. My Garage is on the other side of the wall the aquarium would be on, but I'd have to move a chest freezer and workbench out of the way, and the only water source for an RO unit I can think of is if I tapped into the water supply that goes to the hot water heater in the garage. I really dont want to drill holes in walls if I dont have to. Anyways..... this post is long enough and I apologize for the rant. Just wanted to stop in and say hi and soak up any words of encouragement you guys may have to offer. Thanks!