The hood is done! It looks great. I need to get out there and take more pics but it's raining. :P As you can see by that last pic it was a pile of plywood...now its a nice hood! :D
I bought several "parts" off Ebay... it was THE cheapest.
I got a Jebo 182 II in sump skimmer. Yes I know some people have ripped them but you can't beat the price... plus I think I mentioned this earlier but I found some stuff about slightly modding them with just a little screen and they whup name brand ones of the same size LOL. skimmer link
$45 vs $100+
Got a no-name overflow box... but it is designed a lot like some other ones, such as the CPR... overflow box link
$40 vs $100+
I did get a brand name powerhead... got the Hydor Koralia Evloution 750 (like the Koralia 2) powerhead link
I only saved about $3 since marinedepot happens to have this on sale... (including shipping cost on both) but I still got it cheaper and added another rating to my ebay, lol.
I am still on the fence for the type of return pump for the sump. I found one thats 720 gph adjustable.