If you have read my "Puffer in a reef" thread, you know that I am having a little issue with a Central American snarpnose puffer in my reef tank. "Winston" is not the best Reef inhabitant, but he is an amazing fish. After very little thought, I decided it was a "reasonable" idea to start up a second tank to house this little rascal. The plan is to build a pretty basic FOWLR system with perhaps a softy or two. Low maintainence is key. Basics 1. 40 gallon breeder drilled in the back panel with 2X1 inch holes and an acrylic overflow. 2. Stand- Intetsting metal stand retrofitted with stained plywood that magnetically skins the stand. There is a bit of rust on the stand, but only in regions not seen when skinned. 3. Sump- 20 gallon long with two compartments (skimmer and return) 4. Drain- Plan to use both drilled holes for a Herbie drain system and will run the return over the back wall of the tank. 5. Skimmer- Reef Octopus 110int 6. Return pump- Eheim 3000 7. Lights- Still weighing options. Currently have a two ballast 36" T5NO (not HO). May run an actinic and a 10,000 bulb in there. Considering adding, or replacing with a stunner strip or two depending on how things go. 8. Canopy- Something quick and simple for now just to keep the cats out Will build something more substantial when my garage/shop is a little warmer. 9. Live rock- 15lbs from the sump of my 120 reef along with another 40lbs of acid washed rock. 10. Substrate- 40lbs ecocomplete live sand Livestock- looking to keep bioload pretty light: 1. Winston (a currently 2 inch puffer) 2. Diamond Goby for sand maintenance and also because I have always wanted one. Corals: Low light, low flow, low maintenance. Maybe some disco mushrooms in several colors or patterns. Green hairy shrooms and hopefully some coraline algae. Pics to come. Long Live Winston, Mayor of Winstonville!