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01-09-2012, 11:30 AM
I'll be a bit delayed in getting some of the needed components - most importantly the tank itself. Apparently these MA 12 long tanks are sold out everywhere with no stock expected prior to the end of the month. I managed to get some help from Geoff at 7Ports (the US distributor for MA.) Geoff helped me track down 2 of these tanks - apparently just about the last 2 left Stateside. The West coast retailer that has them doesn't normally ship, so they don't have the needed shipping containers. Geoff was kind enough to ship the retailer the proper container - and did so at no cost. Hopefully I'll have "glass" in a week or so.
On the fabrication end, I'm going through the acrylic learning curve. Just as well the tank has been delayed, as it's taking me longer than anticipated to complete the design and fabrication of the acrylic components. I'm also still waiting on a TAPP plastics shipment.
On a good note, the stocking plan for this tank is very simple and I already have much of the livestock on hand. I'm going to get a cycle started on the Fluval 406 and the bio-media using an existing tank, hoping to shorten the time needed to cycle the new tank.
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