ugh...sometimes I wonder if the tank and hobby is really worth the headaches and money spent. after attempting to install a ball valve between the skimmer pump and body (to regulate the input flow)last night, it is leaking where the pvc
pipe runs into the skimmer body. so now I have the lovely task of attempting to sand down a new section of pvc
to fit into the skimmer body better. also picked up a new Ryobi Ion+ cordless drill. oh almost forgot the most important aspect. picked up another 50 lbs of sand. im now off to rinse it and get it in the tank. only tricky part is I have to remove half of my live rock from the tank and rehome the lion until I get the sand in... not risking getting stung. going to pile up the rock on one side of the tank in anticipation of tomorrows delivery!!!will upload a fts of how the tank stands now.