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Once i got the tank home, I realized that the color wasn't as white as it appeared at the LFS. So, I spent an afternoon sanding and prepping for paint. Sanding and some tack cloth action later i was ready for paint.

I didn't have the intention of sharing this with the world so I don't have much to share of this stage of the build
 
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First of several deliveries from BRS. I bought the 48" 4 bulb ATI T5-LED Hybrid with Wifi. I got this on the house wifi so it is accessible from my home network. Shout out to [email protected] for the instructions for this. I really like this fixture so far. Is it overkill..perhaps, but i like it.
 
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Beginnings of my mixing station. I plumbed my RODI unit up in my mechanical room in the basement and i wasn't going to haul buckets from my basement so i changed the design up a bit to give me a valved output i could hook a hose up to and pump salty water up to my tank. Sure the head loss is high but i'm not carrying buckets. That pleases me greatly.
 
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Finished product. Note the addition of the barbed fitting. I use this to pump the water upstairs to my DT. I also plumbed the RODI into the house supply and used a shutoff valve with a float in the storage vessel because i forget things.

I used a food safe hose i found on amazon and built a filling hook contraption
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