You mentioned three stores, Upscales, Waves and Soutas. I live in Eugene and would definatley consider driving up if the prices and stock were good. We've been buying from SWF. Do you recommend making the trip? If so, which is the best LFS? Thanks!!
Scubagirl...as with any fish store, it is always hit or miss. Soutas is always great for frags since that is their main focus.... Waves is in the process of relocating; so, they have limited stock right now.... and Upscales gets their shipments on Fridays; but, most of good stuf is gone by Friday afternoon.
whoa!!! couple of questions here
do you have a whole electrical panel dedicated for the tank?
also i do hope you like your house cause moving would be a royal pain. for real though how many circuits do you have for the system?
Scribben.... My house is nearly all gas...heat,water heater,dryer,ovens,cooktop,are all gas....leaving lots of capacity for the tank.
(4) 20amp circuits for lights
(1) 20amp circuit for heaters
(1) 30amp 220v circuit for chillers
(1) 20amp circuit for closed loop
(1) 20amp circuit for pumps/misc
Actually, moving would be pretty easy...after all, I installed this new tank in less than a weekend. I would just half to empty the tank and pull it from the stand...along with all the equipment in the stand. I would then have to fill the whole in the wall and just leave the stand for the new owners as a storage closet.
My stand that supports the tank is oversized compared to the tank. This creates a walkable platform around the tank. Basically, I can stand alongside the tank, slide the light hood out of the way, walk around the perimeter of the tank, and reach every inside inch of the tank (right down to the sand) without the need to use any special tools.