My local LFS
has recommended I buy 5-gallon buckets with lids and handles from Home Depot (clean and never used). So I'm gonna check today and if they have them in stock, my plan is to buy 3 or 4 buckets.
Aquarium is set on stand, everything is level, test filled and checked for leaks, background is painted a nice deep blue, trying to decide on best protein skimmer for 40-gallons (considering the Coralife unit rated at 65-gallons). Hoping to have mechanical filtration and water in the tank by Sunday.