Hi everybody! I'm new to SW and just trying to get as much info as possible as I start up my first tank! In case you missed it, I introduced myself in a thread in the Welcome forum, so I'll let that speak for itself: http://www.greateriowareefsociety.org/site/Community/DiscussionForums/tabid/78/forumid/13/postid/4355/view/topic/Default.aspx On to the tank: Display: I keep going back and forth on whether I want a 29g or a 20long. Since they have the same footprint, the stand I am going to buy from PetSmart will work for them both. At times I think the 20 will be easier to manage at make attractive, but I'd also like to just go for it with the 29 (which really isn't all that much bigger, and would give a little more wiggle room). Any helpful opinions on this? Stand: I finally found a stand I like at PetSmart (I think the stand has been the hardest element of this to find! So many of them don't leave any space for a sump of much size, and I didn't want to build my own stand). It's a nice-looking dark wood finish stand. I will have to do a little modification to it, because it has plenty of space underneath, but there is a central support wall running from front to back which pretty much ruins my ability to put a sump of any size in it. I'll be leaving out that central support when I put the stand together, but augmenting the tank's stability with additional supports of my own (that leave plenty of floor space for a sump!). Sump: As for the sump, I measured the stand and I'll be able to fit a 15 in there (or a 20xh, if I can find one...I don't think I've ever seen one in stores around here, but maybe I just wasn't looking). It'll have baffles forming three compartments (water input from display, fuge, and return). Right now my plan is to get the display set up with sand and LR and let it get off to a good start by itself while I get the sump going. Other Equipment: Lighting: I've ordered this fixture: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+12109&pcatid=12109 with 1 65w 10k and 1 65w actinic Overflow Box: Still reading a lot about different kinds. I think I have it narrowed down to between thesether: -Quietflo: http://store.hurricanefilters.com/quprov1.html -Lifereef: http://www.lifereef.com/frame.html Has anybody had any experience with either of these that they could share? Or have any other brands to suggest? I'll try to keep this thread updated as my tank progresses. Please jump in and offer suggestions and help, I definitely need all the help I can get!!