so this has been playing on my mind quite a bit this year: to either shut down my system or downgrade to a much more manageable one. let me start off by saying this so you can understand my thinking behind it and can offer relative advice and ideas: for those who havent met me, I am a quadriplegic/wheel chair bound- result of a broken neck in a bike accident. Therefore i cant really do much of the maintenance for my tank at all( very frustrating as I'm sure you can imagine!)- I need help from family with most things tank related. Now Ive made my tank system as simple as possible to reduce the work load of others on my hobby as much as possible, but when things go wrong and extra work is needed on the tank- i can just see the frustration on my 'helpers' faces as they slave on 'my hobby'- not theirs. Which frustrates me as well. So my family isnt quite coping with my current system right now. and when a hobby becomes a bit of a chore, its time for change. So yes, im in a far from ideal hobby for my situation, but I'm hooked All that considered, I have an amazing tank considering the brain behind it has never stuck a hand in the tank, hey? So thats why I'm feeing the need to either shut down my system or downgrade to a much more manageable one. Thought of shutting down destroys me as i love so much of my current lifestock this is what I'm thinking: a nice little cube, probably built by TSR: either 500x500, 600x600x500 or 600x500x500. idea is to keep things as simple as possible. will use as much as my equipment I have in my current system as possible. Lighting: 3x vertex illuminex LED units Skimmer: My current JNS sk-2 or downgrade to a smaller one Filtration: Just live rock in the tank and sump,skimmer, possibly a reactor running carbon( not sure) Flow: not sure??, just my Vortech mp40 might do a great job on a low setting and right positioning. Livestock: will move my favourite things from my current system through My big RBTA and pair of clowns will be the main attraction. Corals: will pack as much as i can into it, will look amazing! Mix of sps, softies, lps.. a taste of everything just like my current system Fish: the clowns as i mentioned, pair or two of fire fish, my mandarin, royal grammer, sifting goby and probably bicolor blenny. Want to keep it as peacefull as i can with the possibility of adding a pipefish of seahorse as some stage- might not be possible. Inverts: dave( my harlequin shrimp) , my fire shrimp, couple of cleaner shrimp,my tube nennie, my fan worm coral/rock thing and probably add a clam. Thoughts? Am i under an illusion in thinking a smaller system will be far more manageable and less maintenance? How can I make this tank as manageable and enjoyable as possible, given my situation? thanks!