Well I am done! Moved the tank still scaled but without water. Unfortunately the person that was going to help me do it as soon as I finished emptying the tank, couldn't do it so I had to wait 3 hours for help moving this beast. Some of the plants took a hit even though I covered them with moist paper towel.
Tank is at the new apartment up against a very old brick wall (sealed) on top of a beautiful finished concrete floor.
Tank is cloudy as you can see in the photos.
I am in the works as far as getting my self a really nice stand with a small work table and extra storage and also the LED fixture I have been planning. I have allocated all the cash for it, I am how ever pretty nervous about pulling the trigger on that project. I keep reading more and more info on the DIY LED and it just all seems to be gibberish to me!
Anyway, time for a couple of bad iPhone shots. I will pull out the beautiful 7D this week coming. Till then, here yah go.
I used a pond pump to remove the water, which was pretty fast!
Here is the tank being filled, if you fill it super slow there is almost no clouding. Except when I turned on the damn filters! It ruined everything! lol. I'm doing a 75% water change on friday.
My faucet doesn't have any threading on it so what I did was put a 5 gallon bucket in the sink filled it up and put that pond pump again and kept the water flowing.
Please don't mind the mess, I stopped helping my girl re-arrange and un-pack so that I could tend to my real baby! haha she was pissed but she loves me.
and here she is in all her cloudy glory:
I have to clean up the wiring a little bit more and find some sort of storage in the meantime till my stand is built.
Funny story, a guy that works at a near by coffee shop owned by girls boss happens to be one of those phenomenal handymen. Well on his spare time he decided, because he was bored, to build a 15 (+/-) foot boat. By himself. He's around 30. It looks amazing, about 80% done! This kid is good. I hope he can help me out with this stand. He's got skills lol.
N e way, it's late and I doubt anyone is even online so I'll find a reason to bump this thread tomorrow during normal business hours.