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    Finally. The tank is here and ready for water- a 43 gallon Red Sea Reefer 170. I am really happy with the quality. From the cabinet to the sump. They even made the sump and auto top off out of the high clarity glass. Thanks to you guys for all the help, suggestions, and encouragement, Lido, Ryan925, Debow, Yom, DatDiscusdude, Bizarro252 and sorry if I forgot anyone! Your ideas for the tank, skimmer, light and pump, tips and tricks, make it truly a "community tank".

    After the last 2 days of putting it and all the equipment together I learned all directions are terrible. From the cabinet to the skimmer, sump plumbing even the arm to hold the light up had tiny print, microscopic blurry pictures, and no words make assembly a bit more than awful. I found a few helpful videos and considered the rest as puzzles to be figured out with some patience. I have to straighten the light, put a wave maker in and mount all the controllers but I am calling it a day. Have been brewing ro/di all day as well. Scaping is next and then just add water and salt and substrate which I completely forgot about!

    Stay tuned for chapter 2!

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    Looks great! Exciting stuff
    Im not illiterate...only my phone's auto correct is

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    Very cool.................
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    That's a fancy looking setup, looks great!
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    Lookin' real good, Jenene - can't wait to see it all set up !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan925 View Post
    Looks great! Exciting stuff
    Thanks buddy! Let's see how that pump fires up when the water goes in. Meters? Feet? Liters? Charts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    Very cool.................
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    Thanks Zippy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by discuspaul View Post
    Lookin' real good, Jenene - can't wait to see it all set up !
    Thanks so much! I can't wait either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discus-n00b View Post
    That's a fancy looking setup, looks great!
    Thanks Matt! When I was putting the skimmer together I was thinking this is the cleanest it will ever be. Why do they make them white?
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    Very very cool! So clean and sleek and sexxxxy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatDiscusDude View Post
    Very very cool! So clean and sleek and sexxxxy!!
    Thanks for that Dat! With that description we should be able to take it for a drive! It does have a new car smell-there is vibration/silencing mat on the floor of the cabinet that has that similar waft.
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    Wow! All the bells and whistles! So you ordered it brand new?

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    When will you be asking your husband to build you a fish room??
    Im not illiterate...only my phone's auto correct is

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatDiscusDude View Post
    Wow! All the bells and whistles! So you ordered it brand new?
    I did... I got tired of messing around. I had already bought all the equipment for the other tank and there was no way I was going to return it. I had to buy another style of tank and then I would need a cabinet and a sump...The Red Sea came with the awesome sump, the cabinet and the auto top off which is the one thing I had not bought yet. I got the high clarity glass and the rimless design I had my eye on from the get go. So I could have gone another route and would have cost me the same unless I went with something used and I will never do that again. I just wanted to be successful and I knew I could with this tank and my equipment everyone here helped me research.

    So to make a long answer short, Yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan925 View Post
    When will you be asking your husband to build you a fish room??
    Ryan, my house is one big fish room...plus you know I can't even get him to put a faucet on the sink so I can get an adapter on it- so no fish room for me.

    I am actually about to replace the washer hose that burst while I was hooking up the ro/di. I didn't even tell him. I went out and bought stainless steel ones to replace the rubber bombs that were on there before. I am betting he won't even notice. In fact I most likely saved us from a near future flood and that one would not have been my fault for once.
    "You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it." -W.C.Fields

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