Man that rim ended up being a complete pain in the butt.
You should have taken your money back when you saw the cracks. Sorry about that.
Glad to see that the tank is up and running though.
What did you eventually use for the bio media in the filter?
LOL not a problem man, it was a great learning experience and it was well worth the time and effort to do.
I ended up using pot scrubbers and normal filter pads in there. The tank is still cycling because of a problem I created when I gave the 36g to my brother who then set it up right away lol. so I was without seeded filter media.
things seem to be progressing well. I lowered the light a little tonight to see if I can pull a bit of color out of my plants, we will see how it ends up.