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Old 04-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #191
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I just started doing the plumbing, so depending on how well that goes it could even be tonight! LOL

Wishful thinking probably but it's only like 3 pm here so plenty of time to mess with it. I even happen to have 60g of salt water ready, I was gonna do two water changes on the 125g and the 90g but could use that water if I needed to. lol

I was thinking of not putting down eggcrate either this tank, I don't expect to have al0t of burrowers so hopefully the rock will stay in place. And the sand is already rinsed so thats ready to go as well. So excited! The next few days should be a blast!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:02 PM   #192
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Awesome, very exciting! I am glad that you are going to insta-cycle this tank, that way the critters can be in there quicker, LOL!

You probably won't have to worry as much about Mandy now because she will have even more room to chow down on those copepods!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #193
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I would still put down some eggcrate. You never know when may find a cool fish you have to have is a burrower .
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #194
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Got the plumbing done! lol I was short one piece so i had to go to lowes to get a female/barb connector.

It doesn't look all that impressive but I think it will work. There is barely enough room for the sump and 5g reservoir underneath though, I should be able to fit the biopellet reactor I plan and that will be it. lol

Just have to mount two power strips in the cabinet and then i will be addding sand and water today! woot!

I've also given it alot of thought and I will be getting another reefkeeper, a lite version this time. The automation will be awesome since theres so little room to work with underneath.

here's the uber plumbing job

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #195
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Great! I can't wait for the further updates!
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Looking good!!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #197
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Just got 40lbs of sand in, what do you guys think? is it deep enough? I have another bag of 40lbs but to me it looks ok now.

Also threw in the rest of the base rock I had, the rest will come from the 125g and the 90g tanks.

So, should I add more sand?

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #198
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If it looks okay to you I would just leave it. that way you can save that extra bag for the 180g. LOL.
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So, any updates for tonight?
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As a matter a fact, LOL, yep.

Got the tank about 80% full. Gonna leave some space for the additional rock displacement. SO tomorrow is the big day. Hopefully the plumbing holds then I'll let it sit for a few days and transfer over the livestock. Had to see me with the pump and 20feet of hose filling up the tank from the back yard area at 2 am, my neighbors must think I'm crazy. lol

One thing I am concerned about is how high the water level is gonna be. It's like an inch from the top. :-( I prefer a lower water level usually, but the overflow has an adjustable gate so maybe I can lower the level a bit.
Another observation is this tank is BIG. lol It has such a large foot print, it's quite the eye catcher. I will also hang the lights tomorrow as well, see how it penetrates the water.

Thanks for asking!
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