Yeah, I'm stoked. I have these visions of opening up the boxes of LR
and it being all colorful, like in that pic. I know that's a BS hope, but I don't want to deal with the reality of it until I open the box. haha!
I'm happy with the stand now. Doors need to be installed, but otherwise it's pretty much ready. Canopy will undergo it's first coat of stain tonight or tomorrow.
Tonight I think I'm going to drill the tank. I've been scared of it for too long, it's just time to do it and get it over with, or order a new tank when i shatter this one. lol
I'm still debating a few things:
1) Placement of the returns for the CL
reference to the overflow box. I realize it doesn't matter a whole lot, so I'm gonna put the overflow box in the tank and just figure out where to drill the 3 holes and do it before i overthink it.
2) Pumps - I got 2 pumps, a mag7 and a mag9.5. The original plan was to use the 9.5 for the sump return and the 7 for the CL
, but I'm starting to rethink this. I realize the head height for the sump return will affect the flow rate, but I'm starting to think the 9.5 will give me too much flow through the sump, and the 7 may work better for it. i don't want to have to throttle it back, as that just seems like a waste to me. Since the fuge is going to be seperate from the sump and controlled independantly, it may not matter though.
3) Fan placement in the canopy. On the ends accross the bulbs, or in the back out of sight. it's a trade, I realize that, and the better flow accross the bulbs is probably more important.
I'm also going to get the skimmer out of the box and assembled tonight. I've been wanting to do it, to see it, but figured it was probably safer being stored in the box.