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Decided I’m going to change up the lighting. Went with a Photon V2 16” which should be here in a few days. My target for filling the tank and adding rock is next weekend. Still a little undecided on how I want to scape the tank so I’d appreciate a little inspiration!
 
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New light just arrived! Still deciding if I want to hang it or just use the arms. Leaning towards just leaving it as is but I guess we will see. Unfortunately due to a positive Covid test in the household it may be a few weeks before I fill the tank:/

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Finally!!! The tank will be on the stand Saturday. Finishing up the caulking today. Didn’t come out as I had hoped because I used the wrong stuff in the beginning but I can live with it.

Tomorrow I will be finishing up the paint and putting the door on. Saturday the stand comes upstairs and I’ll be installing my apex, DOS, kamoer pumps, lighting and routing all of the wires.

Sometime towards the end of next week I plan on filling the tank and adding the rock. Very excited to finally get this thing moving!
 
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I had a problem with the pump in my wb 20 being loud. I swapped it out with a sicce pump and it's dead silent. Great build love the stand and scape.
 
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Added an orange hammer a few days ago! So far everything seems to be doing well. My pod population has exploded over the past week.
Today I ordered the aquashield UV sterilizer as a replacement for the filter sock. I am still debating on if I want to get a 2nd Nero pump or not.

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Tank water has cleared up significantly so I thought it would be a good time to share some new additions. Over the past couple of weeks I picked up my Aussie Orange Hammer, Seduction Paly and my first tester Acro (Orange Passion). Not sure of the lineage on the Orange Passion but I got a pretty good deal so not too concerned.

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Leaving this weekend for a week long vacation so hoping everything goes okay with the tank.

Added a few more pieces. Things are doing so so while a work to stabilize everything. Water still has a little haze to it and there’s a lot of debris in the water column so I swapped out the UV for some floss.

Once I return, I’m setting up the AWC with my DOS and also swapping out the pump for a mightyjet. Looking forward to finding some consistency and watching everything thrive.

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