Well...This has changed from a In Wall Reef Build into a "move the tank to a different room Build". We don't spend a lot of time in the basement and I wanted to be able to enjoy the tank more, so my girlfriend and I decided to move the tank upstairs. Because of this, I needed to get a stand. I decided to go ahead and build my own. I wanted it to be higher up, not have a middle support, look clean, and give me a lot of room in the bottom for all my "stuff".
This is the family room where the tank will go. I'm going to move my small planted tank into my office and move the leather chair in the corner to a different room. The SW
tank will face the same way the planted tank is facing but be closer to the wall.
I am designing my stand like an ADA stand. Below is an idea of what I'm going for. Mine will be black instead of grey.