I bought an Innovative Marine Nuvo 8 a week ago. I got everything to get started except live rock, which I will be getting this weekend hopefully. I've been putting the tank off for too long and just decide once I bought something from my LFS, it would be a "snowball' effect. So things having been moving in the right direction now
It's always exciting creating a new tank, yet it can be a wee bit stressful too. You keep wondering if you have all your equipment ready and then there's your plans, hopes and desires. It sounds like you are off to a good start. If I can offer one bit of advice it would be, read and research all your ideas and options. Be patient and don't always rely on what your LFS tells you. There is a wealth of information here on NR so don't be afraid to use the search feature and be sure to ask questions too.
I recently found out that a fellow co-worker shares the same interest in nano reefs and we've become good friends. We often make trips to the LFS's together which is a lot of fun and helps keeps things interesting.
Be sure to start a thread for your new tank, with lots of pictures. We all like pics.
And please, keep me posted on your build
, I really enjoy watching new tanks evolve.