Often hobbyists overlook the maintenance required to keep our systems thriving long-term, and the appropriate equipment to get them there based on their skill level, available time commitment, and budget. This presentation delves head-first into having the foresight of what’s to come during the design phase, keeping life support systems redundant to prevent catastrophic failure, and how to keep equipment functioning like new years down the road. Austin Lefevre is the founder and owner of Aquabox and has been in the aquarium industry since 2002, and over the years has compiled a vast amount of knowledge through his infatuation with aquatic life, working in almost every facet of the industry.