Well as I picked up my tank today I thought I'd start my journal of it's development off. Nothing much will be happening until the substrate arrives from Richard and the plants from Aquaspot world, but the hardware's almost all done! I have to start here by saying how brilliant Maidenhead aquatics at Derby were for getting me the tank at the discounted price and then having it at their store within the week! Anyway went to pick it up today. Got it back and assembled the cabinet - no photos of this as if you've put IKEA furniture together you'll know how it goes! Then the first problem. I had measured VERY carefully to check this would go into the alcove by the fire place. the gap was 101cm and the tank is just under 101cm. Perfect fit, I thought. However it seems that the gap was 101cm AT THE BACK!!!! At the front it was just under 101cm - about 1mm too small!!! Fortunately one of the walls is lined in cork (don't ask) so that was easy to shave some off to get a good fit. This took much doing and offering the stand up then shaving some off etc., but then the stand went in. Great, I thought, job done! But no... The tank's trim acutally sticks out a little further! More trimming... Anyway after an hour or so of very carefull slight trimming I have a tank that looks like it was made for the gap!!! Here are the pictures. The two sides with the close fits! Now I'm just waiting for Aquasoil and everything else... Oh, and surprisingly my tank arrived with the filter already stuck in! It was all sealed up and everything, but already positioned. Is this true on all new Juwels?