Since a few people asked and seemed interested, I figured I would share a little about my new tank build. Since Fiji Cube was advertising here on the GIRS site, I posted their contact info and narrative of how it went ordering the tank here: For Sale - Fiji Cube custom tank builds To read about how the custom build tank project went up to the point where I received the tank, please follow the link above. So starting with this... I ordered a countertop from Menards and cut the backsplash off of it with a circular saw. Since I splurged on the tank, I'm trying to be budget-minded on all the rest of the items I have to purchase. The stand is a re-built old one that I got free with some trades. The sump is an old commercial sump from Casco, which I got used from my local pet shop. It was drilled for hard plumbing directly into the sump, but I've had those leak in the past so I plugged the holes and am just going to plop everything right into the sump from the top. The section on the right is where I will drop my return pump. I will drill the bottom of this section to draw water from below in an attempt to reduce bubbles. In my current tank, I have a rubbermaid stock tank for a sump, with a ton of crushed coral for media... and I have liverock and sand in the tank. This time around, I am going to skip all sand, and get rid of most all of my live rock. I got two cubic feet (stacked neatly) of Marinepure 2x2" blocks, which are supposed to give me the surface area of a whole crapload of live rock. Here is my high-tech zeolyte reactor. A good old 5 gallon bucket with a hole cut in the top, fit for a sock. So my incoming water will go into the sock, run over the zeolyte, then enter the sump on the far left where the bucket is drilled. This is a Bean Animal overflow. Supposed to be the shizzle these days. The guy on youtube said its a valved siphon with a Durso backup, with and a regular overflow backup after that. Its supposed to be really quiet. The valve on the primary overflow allows you to maintain a quiet, full siphon at all times. The overflows are at sequential heights, so that the quietest one does most of the work. Not that I would know, the thing came with three holes in the overflow so I'm just doing what some guy on Youtube said. Hope it works! The first U-pipes I put in there were too big, so I had to cut some 90 degree elbows down for a tighter fit. Incidentally, I was curious how on earth it got the name "Bean Animal," and I guess some guy picked up a nickname because he had a shirt in the 80's that said "BE AN ANIMAL" and the way it was written everyone thought it said "BEAN ANIMAL." LOL For plumbing, I'm using black flexible tube. My return pump is an Ecotech Vectra M1 that I picked up used. Its supposed to be very energy efficient. I will post more as I make more progress.