Sure it's a lot of works in the beginning however this tank will be setting up for the least maintenance as possible. The owner only have to feed the fish and everything will be automate. The bigger the tank the more works have to be done but it will be rewarding at the endOk. I admit I was getting nervous reading the tank lifting part of this thread.
And am I the only one who looks at the sump below the tank and groans with the thought of how much work is involved in this setup? I like reef tanks but dang... not a full time job for a few months.
But hmm.. my tank while smaller will eventually end up the same way. Just takes me a couple of years while it runs.
This is amazing. I’m a step or two behind you on my first big tank. 140 gallon Red Sea peninsula. Can you explain why you are filling with RODI then draining and filling a second time? Are you just testing for leaks or are you rinsing the rock and sand, or is there another reason to do this? Also, is your RODI hose going straight from your water mixing station? I’m trying to figure out how to avoid making RODI into trash bins and having to roll them to the tank and pump them in to save on the shlepping.No, just going to mix in the tank. Going to fill it up with RODI first and run for 2 days. Check for leaks and clean the system. Drain it then refill and mix salt.
Smart and thanks for the tip! This way you don’t waste all that new RODI water in case if a leak and rinse the tank!In my view, a best-practice for this type of setup is to fill RODI containers with RODI water, and have the waste water line (at roughly 2x volume of RODI) go into the tank to check for leaks and wash sand if desired. Pump that out (it has to go down the drain anyway) and then put in the RODI water that you made and stored. Boom.