Today I finally plumbed everything set up the equipment where it goes. And then filled it 50 chlorinated water with no media. Just want to run it for 24 hours before anything else goes in it and want to see how the temperature stabilizes with a built-in heater.
Filled it for the first time today .
Filter is running with no media yet.
I have well seeded ceramic media in my 16 year running jebo 828 for it. I already poured the media that came with into my jebo 828 filter. I'll add more new media to it after I take out enough for this filter.
I reamed out the inside of the 16/22 connector included with the skimmer which allowed me to pressure fit the inlet tube straight into it
backside view nice minimalist
This tank is in my workout/ media room so it had to be integrated into the layout. it will have grey panels covering the shelf area secured by magnets.
Tank stand had to be leveled with with workshop grade adjustable feet as my concrete foundation floor has warble in it.Very frustrating , stand is shimmed and bolted to to studs behind it as the stand is 38 inches high.
still have to set up the CO2 system but the diffuser is plumbed in already. You can see heater on the right side of the canister .
co2 going to be soda stream bottle system with a CGA 320 standard regulator and solenoidetc
Will add a inline ph probe housing if go with a ph controller