So I had a beautiful little 5 gallon rimless tank that I had made for a SPS pico. I spent a weekend some time ago converting a dresser into a stand for it, drilling it etc. I felt really good about it and left it all out on the deck overnight aaand... The gods smited me with a sudden windstorm. Or a lackadaisical nature depending on perspective I guess. The wife was quite upset with the notion of me spending a lot of money in addition to what I already told her (totally lied) it would all cost. My compromise was simple. I will fund the reef by selling guns and comic books! She was most pleased with the idea of any of my hobbies being reduced (fly rods and dart frogs are not negotiable though...) so she went for it. Luckily Facebook is full of people buying and selling selling stuff and I often give praise to Asgard. So after a Wolverine number 1, a Hulk 340 and a small venom set, my paypal was full, and that very night I drove to this cool dude's house and picked up a 17gallon Mr Aqua tank. (that he drilled in a most hanis fashion, but more on that later.) It was $50 for the tank and stand. The following weekend I got my hands on a eshopps psk-100 for $75, and build a little 10g sump w/ fuge for $40. I though initially I got a score with the drilled tank, until I started looking at overflows in relation to where homeboy drilled the hole... Like 1.5 inches from the left wall. I figured what the heck and plan to cut the back out of the internal black box of an eshopps eclipse s, and have it sit a little off center of the external return box. I have a Jebao Dc2000 an a Jebao WT-10 on a boat in route to Colorado for my return and flow. (wife doesn't know I will probably add more ) I am ordering a Reef Breeders Nano lite plus for light, and will add a dinky little reactor and a dosing pump when she isn't looking. But here she is currently. I am going to build a wooden frame around the stand as well. Once all the pumps and my overflow arrives I will sort out the plumbing and let it run on a sw tapwater fill for a while why I try and sell my walther to fund the light. It'll give me time to check for weaknesses and the like. Then it'll be cycle time!