This isn't my first tank, but it is my first tank build to post which means I'm not sure what to put or not so we’ll dive in. I’m the kind of guy that likes to know the “why” as well as the “how” so here’s my “why”.The backstory...30+ years ago it started with freshwater. It was all the budget could stand and saltwater was still a myth, an unobtainable dream. Like most of you it was a gateway drug, one tank led to another, bigger and bigger until finally a salt tank came along that I could afford. A 70gallon DAS (the old school one - Dutch Aquatic Systems) changed everything. It was fish only with Texas stone in it (only a few rich eccentric folks had a reef tank). All was good until the Lion Fish I adopted from a buddy that was moving made it his personal buffet. Over a one week vacation he decimated the tank and then died of gluttony. Crushed and traveling too much it was the end of aquariums. Over the years I watched the hobby evolve and thought, "one day".[ ] Finally the day came. About three years ago I dove in with a new 60g cube from Planet Aquarium. I took my time, cured BRS rock for three months, built it slow and careful. All was happy except I couldn't get any corral to grow, tried everything and no one could figure it out. I took it all down and started over and then all was happy - and aquarium life was good - until we found the new house (that we weren't even shopping for) and moved. With the promise of a bigger tank in the new house for moving I sadly broke down the 60g and moved my anemones and a few fish into an IM40 AIO at the new house (actually I didn't move it - Jeff Smyada did for which I thank him / and paid him!).[ ]Next post: Is looking at a new house with aquarium locations in mind a normal thing?