Thanks everyone. I appreciate you knowing that I am trying to take my time, but dang I'm not a mechanic or plumber and that kind of stuff just earks me when I have to try to figure out what to do.
@Gregoyote - "I guess the clam comment sent my alarms off." Understandably, I do want some clams but I know I need to be ready for them and that will be awhile. Same with the Mandarin. With saying what I want earlier, I also posted I got to still look into the care and what comes first (like aggressive is last to be put in I believe) and compatibility. I so want a tang, but I'm pretty sure I'm not getting one. I believe my tank is too small for him to be thriving. I don't want my critters to just be "happy" and "exist" I want them to thrive also. So as to what I get first.....Well that depends on when I decide to really look hard at what I want, then I'll look at the details and figure what I put in first. But I still thank you for telling me to breathe. I was so frustrated with having to fix this and fix that. My tank is doing fine just sitting there waiting for my lights and canister filter with me doing my nightly critter search with a flashlight.
It's all the plumbing issues that have happened since.
I don't think I'm gonna get a skimmer right away, got bills to pay first. I want a refractometer first. Then with the skimmer I think I need a hob
refugium too. Since I'm not doing sump for now
, I'll need to use hob
and then use it somewhere else when I do get a sump going, but that will wait a little bit too.
My lights and canister are supposed to be here between 19th and 23rd.
Off topic, needed a break from home owning stuff and daughter asked to go fishing. I'm like ok. She said pick me up in an hour, I'm like nope gonna ride my bike for at least a half hour first. So I did. I rode my bike, then came home loaded the boat and stuff and went and picked her up (was at her house an hour and 10 minutes after I said yup. I didn't realize how hot it was and I had to stop on my bike a few times as I was getting sick from the heat and couldn't drink enough water.
So we went out on the boat, we each caught 1 northern a piece and tossed them back. I finally started to cool off about 15 min ago when I walked in (I turned on AC
before I left).
All in all, was a good day. Head hurts though from the heat. Well maybe my face too since it's redder than a tomato.
I so appreciate everyone's input, help, guidance and patience with me, and I appreciate you all helping me to try to stay patient and calm.