Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yesterday I got tanked

With apologies for the quality of the iPhone photo, I'm happy to announce I got tanked yesterday! There the tank sits, in all her glory, next to a GMC Yukon XL for scale. This thing is huge (and heavy)!

I was a bit disappointed to find that My Reef Creations neglected to drill two of the bulkhead holes in the front panel of the overflow. They assure me that it will be easy for me to do it myself. All I have to do is buy a hole saw, and locate the center of the overflow, and start cutting away without doing any harm. :-/

The tank will have to sit in the garage for just a little while longer -- while the tile floor in the office is largely complete, as is the drain line, I still need my electrician to run a dedicated 20 amp branch circuit to the wall behind the tank before I move it into place. Speaking of moving it, I think I'll need to hire a local moving company to help with that. It's still on the pallet used to ship it, and can be rolled easily enough with a pallet jack, but lifting it onto the nearly 40" stand will be a task for more than a few people.