Money is not what caused any of the problems with wife wanting me to get rid of 125. It was the fact that was in the living room, and she does not like it in the living room, says it to loud of if wants to have company over I am always messing around with it. Laundry room still option for QT tank, but your right, I should not go crazy with that, just happy I can bring the 125 back in. The idea of the stand for 20 is not a bad idea at all.
Oh I do very, very much understand.
The reason why I suggest keeping the Q-Tank, simple-low co$t is NOT be cause you can't afford it. By keeping it simple-low co$t you are making a statement that you are not going hobby-crazy and will be keeping your hobby in perspective in terms of time/effort in relationship to the family.
I think I have commented on one of your prior threads. Do your maintenance when your wife is out, shopping, errands, work, whatever. That way the hobby is not getting in the way of family/wifey time. Or, have a weekly maintenance time scheduled so she can make plans for the family that don't result in time conflicts.