Holy cow! major stupid big gigantic news.
My tank has nearly everything it needs now.
homg. And for a lot cheaper than I was expecting.
Here's how this worked out.
While bumming around the shop today talking with my coworker about sumps, he showed my his new favorite. This sucker has media trays! This eliminates the need for those media reactors!
Plus is had a wee small crack in the wet side (ooh big deal) and wasn't technically in our system so I got a decent price on it.
So I grabbed that, my tunze 9011 and a turbotwist. Yes, I know, i've seen the bad reviews on the turbotwist too. Oddly that's what we run in shop and they work perfectly fine. So there you have it.
On top of all that goodness, I put in an order for rock and sand! Did a marco order for 75lbs of rock and 160 lbs of sand. Then a reef cleaners order for 50lbs of their enormous base rock. All in all, this tank should have water in it real soon. I think all I need now is a heater.
Holy cow man