So I finally set the tank up today! Took me forever to do everything I wanted to do before setting it up, then it took forever to put the rock, sand, and water in! I only have 3 5g buckets, so I had to put 15g of RO
in then make more.
But here she is!
cloudy but you can see the awesome rocks!
This is without the live rock...it will be here tomorrow.
I ended up using most of the base rock (maybe like 45lbs?). And I used around 40lbs of sand. I put eggcrate below the rocks. I had some here that I wasn't using for anything so I decided to use it. It makes me feel better about all that rock. Then I put the rocks in and then the sand. I made sure I got some sand under part of the rocks so it looked ok.
I might have to take out some of the base rock to make room for the live rock. I'm ok with that though!
I added some salt, but I might have to add more before I go to bed. SG
was 1.020 and I added a bit more.
I attached the metal conduit to the stand before I filled the tank. I had to guestimate on the location for each since I don't have the light fixture yet. I looked at a pic on another forum that someone took and it looked like the holes for hanging were like 3-4 inches from the ends. We'll see I guess. I just hope I am able to hang the light, even if its just for when I'm doing maintenance, since the fixture is 12" across.