Well I added 60lbs of sand a few days ago. Just enough to get the sand up to the frame on the bottom of the tank. Also added what's left to the refugium. Added when all the power was off and let it sit for a couple hours and fired everything back up. Took a couple days but it seems to have settled nicely. Still a lot of fine sand stuck to things like the power heads and the glass of the display tank. I'll have to clean that off.
The live sand I was going to get from my friend isn't working out. They had about 4" of sand in their tank and when they started pulling it up (cleaning out their tank completely) they said the smell was horrific and lots of black colored sand. They didn't want to give me anything bad.
should I get one bag of "live" sand to seed the tank form the LFS
or is that a complete waste and the live rock I'm getting will do that?
Tank is staying steady between 78-80 right now and I have SG
at 1.0255 with the tank completely full and around 1.026 when the return chamber is low from evaporation.
From the sound of it I'll have my live rock in tomorrow!
Still having issues with my overflow making noise (as seen in my DIY plumbing thread) but it still functions.