O.K. I took almost a month to come to a decision on where to go with my next build after tearing down my 120 gallon mixed reef system. The final decision: Red Sea Reefer 425xl Specs of the system provided in the link below, but here are the basics: - 88 gallon rimless (47” long x 22.6” wide x 22” high) -24 gallon sump -center overflow set up as herbie drain with a return) - starfire glass https://www.redseafish.com/aquarium-systems/red-sea-reefer-systems-xl/ This really seems to be a Goldilocks size for me. Personally , the 24” height of my 120 fat boy is just a bit too high to make maint easy for my arm length. My one absolute was to have a tank big enough for a kole tang, which should be fairly comfortable in a 4ft tank of 88 gallons. Another must was more than 20” front to back, which ruled out a standard 75. The 22.6” for the Red Sea should give plenty of room for aquascapong. As for finishing the system off, many components from my last system will be reused. 1. Vertex 180i skimmer 2. About 80-100lbs live rock, depending 3. Aquatic Life 36” T5HO hybrid fixture with 4x 39w blue plus bulbs and 2 radion or possibly even just 2 AI primes (depending on how things look). The light fixture will he hung for the ceiling and I plan on making a custom suspended canopy to house the light system and prevent light from leaking all over the room. 4. Sicca 5.0 return pump 5. 2 x MP 40’s for flow Vision- Lower light tank (softies/LPS) with the following stocking list 1. Flame angel (already have and has this far been reef safe) 2. Orchid dotty (already have) 3. Kole tang 4. Wrasse of some sort 5. Midas blenny Tank should be coming in about 3 weeks. Current preparations- Rejuvenating my old GHA ridden rock- 1. 140lbs of rock was soaked ina 10% bleach solution for a week. 2. Rinsed rock with high pressure hose and then dried them in the sun for a week (got really lucky with the weather) 3. Currently doing a serial fresh water rinse/soaks in tubs with Sea Chem prime just to make sure all the bleach has been destroyed or diluted out. Soon will dry them out in my basement to then be drilled and aquascaped using pvc piping. My last tank was just “piled” rock and I became tired of all the bumping and shifting of rocks during tank maint. More to come.