So I decided to go alittle bigger and since Im still renting cant get anything to large at the moment. The 40 Breeder looks to be the best size I cant think of without causing issues moving it down the road.
Petco had there famous $1 per gallon sale and of course had to talk the wife into it but it wasnt that hard she loves the 29 gallon and was all for it. So I went ahead and picked up the 40 brought it home where its been sitting dry for about 2 months so far. I had no stand and I love canopies for hiding light "overspray" to a minimum. I found a local guys that had a canopy for sale but it was off his 65 gallon tank but the dimensions fit just right for this tank so I scooped it up. I originally wanted LED's on this but I found a deal I could not pass up on a local forum for a 6 bulb retro kit with lightly used bulbs. So I jumped to gun and picked them up for cheap also.
At this point all I had to worry about was a stand. So I stated looking around online and without breaking the bank all I could find was a nice sturdy steel frame which I think are very ugly and for that price figured I could try and build my own stand. I wanted room for a sump so this was the best option and total only cost about $100 to build.
Finished the stand and up at my dads since he has a garage full of power tools and saws. Wasn't looking to make it very pretty since its going in our basement but definitely wanted something stong to hold some weight. Turned out pretty good for my first time really using some wood and finding a few DIY's around the web to help.
So here it sits with no water so far. Also forgot to mention that I picked up a 20long for a sump from petco but I still need to get a nice skimmer before I put baffles in...