I have been putting the tank together piece by piece. Last week i drilled it with 2 over flows and installed boxes. I have been adding the water from 2 water changes to the tank i am around 25 gallons. That was the first snag... I tried to clean the sand as good as i could but i wound up with the nastiest water ever(some of you know of the disaster of my last tank transfer and the nitrates), been running the protein skimmer all week and i think it is under control now . Now my next project is the hood, Installed icecap vho with room for 4 bulbs, thinking of going 50/50 on those what do you think? Next i am going to work in 2 250 watt mh i bought the ballast and will have to wire them to the socket, i want to do hqi but i have no idea what i am doing here. not even really sure i got the right kind of ballast, how do i know? There will be more questions when i set up the sump as the g series seems to splash every where and i cant seem to fit everything in then there is plumbing ... please everyone help me out i am drowning. I would love any suggestions on any part of it.