Yeah I really liked reading that thread, it's what made me decide to start my log on this forum. A quick rundown of what I plan to do:
Redo the base to a darker finish (Java instead of honey oak)
Throw away lid
Articulating LCD TV arm mounted on wall to DIY LED
lighting fixture to swivel out above open water (I have vaulted ceilings)
That is before I even get the tank set up! I plan to document everything (for science).