Got some toys
Picked up my Tank see attached images. It shows the size as compared to my Evolve 8 FW Nano tank. Will not be able to start the install until late next week as substrate eco-complete is not here. Dealer got wrong size. Right color but wrong size.
Also been trying to contact Green Leaf Aquariums but that fellow will not call you back period!!!! That order should have been moving by now but I have a few questions I want answered first and he just won't talk one to one. Either business is awesome or he has poor customer support. In my business I would never have work if I took that approach. Fortunately there are other manufactures out there. I still reached out again this evening and hope that he can see it to have a 2-3 minute conversation and I am good to go I am sure his product is good but I am always concerned when a company/vendor stays isolated and buffered from their clients. What if I need support, or had a real problem. When you can't talk to or with a vender that makes me a bit nervous about their motivation NOT TO TALK with the potential customer. Sure it eats into their time but it also seeds good customer relations, can generate quicker orders, reduce confusion, possible returns, etc. Many vendors could learn from Marine Depot as they are great at calling, following up and willing to answer about any question. My goal is not to bash but just let you know it seems very unlikely that if you deal with GLA you are not going to speak with them directly.
As for the other gear got my Cobalt Heater, JB UV sterilizer, a 15w 10k Innovative Marine LED 24" strip light until I determine whether I am going T5HO, Satellite Freshwater Plus or what. Probably leaning to the twin 24" 48 watt T5HO light. Would already be here if anyone made one in white. Everyone makes every thing in black very boring and not at all inclined to enhance one's interior decor.
Also got some other odds n ends. Filter media, digital temperature gauge, glass cleaner, some Seachem Matrix Carbon, Seachem Matrix Bio Media etc.
Once I have the CO2 Paint Ball system in hand and the final high output lights I will be full speed ahead.
I will be fitting in the UV Sterilizer. to do so I may have to cut a y connection into one of the the return lines from the filter and put it on its own pump. I would prefer to have it pushed through the main pump but not certain there is enough room to do so.
If anyone has suggestions for filtration and or plants please let me know as I am going to order them from a reputable online grower. If you can recommend any that would be awesome.