called yesterday, but tank was sold.
it's good that I'm patient, because the longer it takes, the more I think about it, also my wife keeps on coming up with some "stuff"
here is another idea.
to have such a huge, heavy thing, I only have one chance to decide the place where it stands and my wife and I are both unsure about that, we have something like 4 options, three different rooms, I want it in the living room and my wife doesn't want it there at all. this alone could be unnecessary stress in the future. also the design, look and color of the stand is important, since we have to look at that for a long time and it can not easily be changed (up until now I never even thought of that).
I was also told that traces of medication could be in the silicone of the tank seams etc. and this could cause your corals to die or be sick and you would never find out.
to make a long story short.
since I want a sump with refugium, I was thinking to build that first as a tank and get my feed wet until the decision for the main tank is made (which could take another few month) and then when ready use this setup as the sump - refugium or quarantine tank.
how does this sound?
I take a 20gal tank as the main, and build or convert a 10 gal
tank to the sump - refugium.
I would make a home made skimmer and put 30# of LS
and some 30# of LR
in the tank.
pluming shouldn't be a problem and pump etc. I would buy that can be used for a 75gal tank later.
this way I can put this setup on my desk and enjoy a SW
tank while making all the other decisions and when finally going to a 75gal tank, the 20gal can be converted to the sump - refugium and the 10gal can be used as quarantine tank and LS
can also be used.
what do you think?