ok i picked up my tank filled it with water and tossed in a couple of pennys for good luck.
just kidding about the pennys and water. wanted to see if anyone was actually reading this. but i did get my tank. really glad i went with the 75g as the front to back space 18" is really nice.
i made a executive decision and decided im going to go with pool filter sand. ive used it with no problems in a fresh water system and nothing i have read has suggested it wont work in reef aquariums. i just personally see no reason to buy "live"sand. your paying for a marketing ploy instead of the product. so im going with pool filter sand for this tank.
i have concerns about my stand. not that i dont think im building it right but i dont see how it is supporting the weight. im missing something cause i dont think the weight should be on the screws and it seems to me like they are. once i get the legs on ill post a pickture to show what i mean.
i put a bid on lights. im going to go with the 2 150watt mh
/ 4 54w t5 ho
fixture. after spending 140 for the tank (new) and 250 for lights all my big priced items are out of the way i think. next 2 paychecks ill get the ro
unit, salt, test kit, heaters and pumps and be ready to go i think. besides odds and ends.
im still looking into doing something funky with my sump/fuge system. im still giving it some thoughts thou so cant reveal details yet.