It's FINALLY the 1st, so I can get this thing started. I'm super excited! Good luck to everyone and thanks to all the organizers and NR.C for giving me an excuse to start a new system.
Here's a brief description of my plan with pics coming soon:
*Barebottom NC6, stock of course.
*25W submersible heater in the back compartment.
*I bought a cheapy bar stool from Target to use as my stand. It looks pretty nice, fits the NC6 perfectly and was only $20!
*~10# Semi-cured Indo LR from Reefscience (I bought some AWESOME pieces from Chad at RS, and this stuff is incredible and the price was great. He's local, so I also got to see his operation. The guy has everything. Most of which I can't afford ) I've been storing this stuff in a bucket of SW since Sunday, just itching to get it into the tank and aquascape!
*~2# LR rubble to replace everything in the back compartment. I'm going with bio filtration only (for now) and the first thing to hit the trash are the stock sponge, carbon, and ceramic rings.
*Since we're on the second floor, heat will be a big problem in the summer months in NC, so I'm running a reverse light cycle starting at about 8PM to keep the temp down; hoping to stay in the low 80's.
*Haven't decided on inhabitants quite yet, but they'll be cool... :teehee:
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!