Wow, that stand is intense! When you said 'sand', I assumed you meant 'sand-colored stone' or something similar, not actual sand! You must not have any furry pets (or small children!), otherwise it seems like that sand would be all over the room!
You'll have to put up pictures if you decide to go with the waterfall!
Thanks, I think its pretty intense too. I wanted to build a couple more tiers, and put the tank in the middle of the room, so it could be viewed on all sides. Roomate put the nix on that! For now
Lol, nope no furry pets except when I puppy sit my buddy's pooch. No kids either-when there are kids here I know cause theres fingerprints all over the glass!
Yes, the sand does get on the carpet a bit. This is why I'm thinking about using crushed coral on the trim of each tier. Hopefully this will hold back most of it.
I'll post up some more pics as it progresses.