Ok so it was a busy night fish wise. I moved all the controller parts out of the stand of the 125g and started hooking them up again to see if they were working yet. The answer is that 2 of the 3 strips dont work. I will try to hook each one up singularly to the head unit and see if it can be recognized but I am not hopeful. I cant believe i was so stupid! Which brings me to a question, of course lol. Where do you guys have your power strips mounted? Are they inside the stand or outside? I was thinking of mounting them on the back of the stand or on the outside left side since it will be almost against the wall on the left side so it shouldnt be noticeable. or should I mount them inside the stand to the right as my sump will be all the way over to the left? I was hoping to put the ATO reservoir all the way to the right as well and using the space between the sump and reservoir for reactors or other things I may add at some point. I can take a picture if that will help you guys. lol
I also decided to NOT use the sand I got from the setup, instead I am going to go with pool sand again. But not a deep sand bed this time, just about 200lbs I am figuring. The drive to get the really cheap sand is just not practical and I happen to like the pool sand's texture and size, it has served me well in several of my setups.
Also gonna make the trip to lowes and home depot for my missing pvc
connectors and the pool sand today. Finally. lol I plan on using tubing for 90% of the plumbing, easier to work with and it also helps that the bulkheads are barbed and not slip so unless I want to invest more money to make them slip I am stuck with the barbed connection for the tubing. I am going to put in a check valve I think on the return line near the pump and maybe even a ball valve, just in case the pump is too much for the overflow. It should be an almost perfect match but I'm thinking better to install it now than rip apart everything later.
Thats about it for this installment of carey's tanks! lol Thanks for following, hopefully someone learns stuff like I am from this thread.