And it begins...JBJ Nano Cube 28 gallon LED

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    Ogaawd

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    so about $10 to fill and a couple a month for top off and water changes? if you can keep 5 gallons back for emergencies its probably better than buying an ro/unit, you can still get a di cartridge and run the bottled water through that
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    The machine at the Walmart is actually an RO/DI unit. I double checked, then looked again. LOL I wanted to make double sure that it was RO/DI. Then I checked the maintenance routine on both machines, that was when I noticed that they do maintenance on it on the 10th of every month. Right now I'm looking for some containers to carry the water, they have 5 gallon containers, but they are $10 a piece. I am just checking to see if I can get them more reasonably priced someplace else (yes I am that anal). I am thinking of getting 2 and just making 3 trips. Luckily the trip to Walmart only takes 5 minutes.
     
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    I think if you look again you'll find its not di but uv, ro/di isn't recommended for drinking water
     
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    Also Home Depot 5 gallon buckets + Lid is about maybe $3 each.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    True, but very difficult to carry through Walmart. LOL
     
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    Not with a cart! :bounce:
     
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    the $10 bucks for a jug is a refundable deposit
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Not the ones I was looking at. These were white containers that had a push nozzel. These weren't the normal blue water cooler bottles.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    This is what came today. :) This is a custom made media basket from urbaneks over on nano-reefs. He has a 28 gal Nano Cube as well. This fits much better in the media basket spot. Doesn't allow any overflow, unlike the stock media basket. So the entire water column is forced to go through the media. :^:

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    Evidently they tried to deliver my rocks, but my dad wasn't home. I'm going to see if I can pick it up after work.
     
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    the shark isn't reef safe lol, and only reefers would be excited about a box of rocks
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    That belongs to my son. He loves sharks. :)
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Well its one step closer. Had a couple of issues getting it together, but its done.

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    you have stopped?
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Just for the night, I had. I was to the point of frustration. That stand was a pain in the....well you know, to get up.
     
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    probably a wise move, last thing you need is a pooped owie
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Look what came today! :lol:

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    And we are now one step closer. :)

    All of the lights on.

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    Daylight and dusk.

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    Moonlights only.

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    And before anyone says anything, no I am not going to be leaving the cords like this. I plan on getting a powerstrip/timer and putting everything in the stand.

    I also picked up two collapsable water containers that you use for camping, salt, a 100w heater (don't remember the brand off the top of my head), a digital thermostat and a hydrometer. This is only going to be used during the cycle. Once the cycle is complete I'll be switching to a refractometer. :)
     
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    cool! so??? rocks on the sand or are you going to lift them?
     
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    Those are great looking rocks. Your tank is coming along very nicely!
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Actually I am taking Biff's advice, I'm putting the rocks first so that they sit on the glass. This is what I have so far for the rock work. I'm not 100% that they are going to be staying this way yet. I need to look at it for a bit.

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    And a little closer.

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