March 9, '08 update
Picked up a 150g rubbermaid stock tank @ Tractor Supply. This will be the sump for the new tank, frag/fuge system.
Began plumbing sump room for RO
unit.....I ran the 1/4" tubing through floor to a bathroom sink cabinet that has the flexible chrome covered ~3/8" supply lines. I clamped the saddle to the line, connected the 1/4" RO
feed line into the 'push' on fitting. Had to stop on the waste side, because my can of PVC
cemment apparently doesn't like to be stored in feezing weather, and I need to glue an 1 1/2" pvc
T into a drain line in the cellar. That pipe is already cut, and I've driled and assembled the waste/drain saddle provided by Air, Water & Ice. So I'll stop by HD on the way home from work in the morning and get glue to fishing the plumbing for this little detail.
I ordered our skimmer from Austin Oceans - Foamator Max 5200....wooohoo!!!
I did not order a pressure pump for the skimmer as yet. The shipping on the skimmer is $110, so I'm thinking I'll try to find a pump and a supplier a bit closer to the Green Mountain state. I'm open to suggestions as to an energy saving unit that is as quiet as possible.
I gave the go-ahead to John @ AFY to add the additional lighting -
3 400w horizontal pendants with special reflectors, 10k bulbs, electronic ballast
2 4" fan kits
1 4x72" VHO system
That would be in addition to your existing lighting. -640w VHO
Total lighting system - 2,520 watts.