That day has finally arrived! Installation! The crew from LE Corals has been on the job here since 10am. As I write this, the stand and tank are in place, and plumbing lines are being cut/ connected. Another 1/2 hour or so and we’ll be putting the live rock and sand in the tank… followed […]Read more "Blog Post #8 06/20/2017: Installation!"
Day one today… water lines run, water change system installed… ready for the tank!Read more "Blog Post #7 06/18/2017: Pre-plumbing"
Had an electrician out to run new power, drywall guy to patch the holes, and I’ve moved the dinning table out to the garage and put it up for sale. Painted the dinning area and it is now ready for the tank and some new furniture… Charlie… well, Charlie could care less. lol.Read more "Blog #6 05/24/2017: Paint."
This is going to be a short post. Just received and signed-off on the drawings for the tank! So the build will now start, and 6-8 weeks from now I should be up and running with a brand new reef! The excitement is now real. The quote chosen, the deposit given, the drawings approved, and […]Read more "Blog #5 05/18/2017: The Drawings"
The deposit was given, the CAD drawings for sign-off are on the way, so let’s look at the equipment list… Aquarium: Custom glass 96x30x30, center overflow, pre-drilled, steel braced around rim Stand: 96x30x36 custom steel stand with drip tray Sump: Custom 72x24x18 acrylic sump with filter socks, refugium, and skimmer section. Filtration: Curve 9 Protein […]Read more "Blog #4 05/14/2017: The Equipment List"
Yesterday, I plunked down 50% for my custom tank! So, how did I get to this point? Per my first two blog posts, I spent a couple of weeks deciding what size tank I want, how/ where it would fit into my home, which stores I wanted to quote me… and finally, which quote I […]Read more "Blog #3 05/14/2017: Deposit!"
A couple of weeks ago, after I decided to take the plunge and start another reef tank, I took a Saturday to visit as many reef/ fish stores I could in the east valley of Phoenix. I’m a big believer in buying local when possible, and supporting my local mom’n’pop shops. I’m also a big […]Read more "Blog #2 05/10/2017: The Hunt Begins!"