Thanks Randy! I had more than 1 person tell me I still needed to treat my RODI
water with Prime and I didn't get it.
I filled the sump up tonight... all the baffles seem fine. A couple of issues:
My aqualifter feed line to the sump keeps dripping, even after I shut the aqualifter off. I would think there would be a valve or something in the pump itself, but maybe not? Can the aqualift continue to feed through and siphon water out of my ATO reservoir even in the off position, or am I just seeing what's left in output line dripping into the sump do you think? I suppose I could try setting the aqualifter on the floor behind the reservoir instead of on top of it, so that the pump is lower than the output line in the sump.
I fired my skimmer up. It seems to be working, but the air snorkel tube is noisy as it sucks in air. I suppose I gotta find a muffler to put on it something. Jonathan warned me about this I guess.
The return pump seems to work extremely well. I turned it on for about 3 seconds and the water was gushing out of the returns at the top of the tank. It looks to me like I will definitely have to restrict the outflow of it to match my drain line.
I also put the vortechs on the side of the sump and fired them up just to test that they are working. Wow, are they powerful (especially when confined to my little ~5 gallon fuge area).
Rock is still supposed to be delivered tomorrow. No word yet on sand, and it didn't show up today. I am hoping I can fill this bad boy up tomorrow (or at least start to filll; it will take a couple of days to make all the water).
I am going to mix the salt in the tank after I confirm there are no leaks. Also, going to take my return stand pipe off and drill a couple extra small diameter holes as backups to the siphon break that is on the 90.