My now 2 year old son really likes going to the Vancouver aquarium, so that seemed like a good excuse to setup a tank at home. Last winter I picked up a 135g tank and stand + sump from a BCAA member, it was a SW setup but just needed a good cleaning.
I did the initial setup/plumbing in the garage. Having been away from fish for a long time, and having never had anything to do with a 6' fish tank I didn't want any disaster in the house... The sump setup I found somewhere on the net for a discus tank. It's 2 stacks of drawers from walmart, 1 drawer for floss, 2 with pot scrubbers, 1 carbon, and 1 purigen.
Once everything was running and stable and cycled etc... I had the local glass shop guys come over to help me move it upstairs.
10 months later it's running pretty well with big help from Roger and staff at Roger's, Charles at Canadian Aquatics, Harold at Fair Deal's and this forum.
My plecos get zucchini and yams, the cichlids, and synodontis petricola's get NLS.
I love taking pictures, but taking pictures in the fish tank is tough..