Prepping for a ~260G set-up

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I don't use that exact one but you can get some good deals this week on caribsea shipped. for my last 3 substrates it is what I have used.

I ended just getting it local since I wanted to see exactly what I was getting.
 

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Made a little plumbing prgress. Got some help from bro in law and to get another perspective on how I wanted to run plumbing. Edrain and trickle drain running to sump in the pixs below. Using BashSea sump...

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Got the tank on the stand this weekend. I used a couple of the online acrylic aquarium calculators and it came out to about ~250lbs. I still had three other guys to balance the load and to be safe. All of them were at least 6'+ medium build, ranging from 40-52 years old and all thought my calculation was off LOL.

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Plumbing will start later this week. Sorry for the bad pictures. I'm not good at taking pictures while I"m doing the work. I just take whenever I remember to. I will take pictures of the plumbing as I go. I think I have most of what I need, but inevitably I'm sure I be taking a few trips to HD/Lowe's.

Question for folks: I'm looking to use some really fine gravel or some course sand for the substrate this time around. Of all the places I looked, I surprisingly liked this size and color from Petsmart! It seems Petsmart is the only place that has this color AND size. Anyone else use this?

I just bought 350#’s of two variety’s, good stuff and can’t beat the price, think 50#’s for $25? Free shipping too 😆 . Felt bad for fed ex dude...
 
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