I shared this in the other forum earlier, but I realized that was more of an introduction. So I thought I would share what I'm currently building. We recently inherited a Seaclear 72x24x24 from my wife's father. It is a show tank which is acrylic and fairly thick. It had rested in its package for nearly 20 years. So this is the first time it's seen the light of day. We are very excited to do it, but we didn't have any extra money for a stand of this magnitude. We originally had a setup that we had thought was working, but realized that we had set up the cement blocks at their worst position. Holes out instead of vertical. So we had to drain the tank and go with a more secure build. We have 2 children, so I couldn't only think about what holds such a large tank well, but also what is going to be safest around children. This is the design we came up with. Keep in mind, the 2x4's on top are just being set there to keep materials out of the way. We are ultimately going with a cut piece of plywood with the 2x4's resting underneath it as a top support for the tank. We bought some gravel from Home Depot, the Pea Rocks. We spent nearly all day Saturday and Sunday cleaning these rocks. We want that natural fresh water look which can support a very nice live plant situation and keep a very even bacteria in the tank. We also have two breeding Angel Fish, which ((HAPPY NEWS) spawned yesterday with some eggs that are doing very well. So the dream is after the 10 gallon, we can move our newest angels to the 180 gallon to grow with the tank. The tank on the other hand is amazing, it's very light compared to glass, and my wife and I are able to lift it with rock and all (Not all the rock, we had to take out about 160lbs of rock). Then place it on top. Yet we are waiting until we can buy some support braces that I plan on installing on the back and the sides of the tank to spread the load. So it's resting on my living room floor until such a time we can get the rest of the tank stand project finished. Now finally I'll introduce you to our cast of characters - Starring our Red Tail named lovingly "O'Doyle" as he's quite the bully and chases everyone around all the time. Our bigger Bala - Twitch, who is so on guard after being chased around O'Doyle that he moves with twitchy movements. The rest of the cast is newer additions just recently purchased so we haven't had time to see their personalities and name them accordingly. Anyway, that's a look into our little project. If any of you have idea's on how we can improve it, we're always open to suggestions. Thank you guys for the warm welcome into such a vibrant and helpful community.