My order arrived yesterday containing my additional (40) lbs of Grade #10 Coral substrate. It was not large at all with most of the pcs being the side of a pea or a little larger. At any rate, it was very beautiful.
After rinsing and washing the 80 lbs of CC I added in the PVC
burrow followed by a few large pcs of base rock that I had from a previous order. I then added in all the CC and found I was still quite shy of where I needed to be. I decided to try Petsmart rather than drive an hour round trip to the LFS
and they had 30 lbs of Caribsea puka CC something or other... Anyway, it was very nice sized and filled the tank perfectly. I added the 25 gallon of water I had made up, and even after (4) hours of rinsing and cleaning, the water was still extremely cloudy. I'm sure it would've been a disaster if I hadn't rinsed everything.
All said, I have (110) lbs of CC substrate in the tank at about 6" deep. Various sizes. What I completely forgot to do was to paint the back of the tank... Ah well, clear it is.
I've also decided that I may add my 10 gallon current tank as the sump / refugium for this tank. I'll have to figure out how to connect another small tank for the return pump, but I figured since its so full of life now, why waste it.