I started this 90 gallon after my 30 started to leak and I got rid of it. With help from a couple of friends around the area I was able to acquire everything for this tank very cheap as everything was used. The tank stand was partially painted black so I painted it the rest of the way with a couple more coats. I really like the way it turned out. I would like to upgrade as it matures, but that is a little way down the road. I am still not satisfied with my rock work, but since I have very little corals yet I can move it around without disturbing anything. I am not looking to get any corals really until I upgrade the used PC lights that I am currently using. Here are a few photos of the beginning and what it looks like now.
Here is some of the equipment:
Tank when water and rocks were first added:
This is before I purchased about 75 pounds more of LR:
Here is another shot:
Here is the tank after the new live rock and my two clown fish from the previous tank were added:
Here are both clown fish hanging out:
And finally the lunare wrasse I got last Friday.