Tekk's RSM 650 (The "Who Needs Furniture Anyway?" Edition)

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    So I finally cracked and with some subtle hints from hubby and @bryan ended up buying a RSM 650.
    What can I say...I'm easily persuaded :lol:

    So the first problem after purchasing the tank was "Where do I put it"? Our place is not the most spacious dwelling so after much deliberation as to whether to sell my RSM 130 or 250, I decided that the smallest in the herd must be culled so my very brief adventure with the 130 will come to an end. Also some furniture needed to be moved around to meet other pieces of furniture and visit other parts of the house :tt2:
    So which side to put the new arrival...
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    Here looks good (after moving a certain piece of furniture to a more discrete location)
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    Btw, @dallasg has an excellent nose and @Toolboysa has great taste in LFS
     
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    The order for the tank was placed on Monday and landed on Friday as it was in sunny Durban. Longest. Wait. Ever!
    And earliest morning ever (especially for me who is not a morning person) when the tank arrived an hour earlier that expected on Friday.
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    Hell no where we going to carry that off the truck with the current number of people at home :eek:

    Then the master strategist, a.k.a. Dwayne from Jungle Aquatics came to the rescue and cracked the crate on the truck and started offloading the parts piecemeal:
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    Then getting the tank off the truck:

    Yeah, sorry. Couldn't take pictures of that...heart was in mouth and stomach twisting because I was half expecting it to fall so I couldn't look! :blush::lol:
    Thankfully they were all strong guys and got it down safely and carried it slowly to the house:
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    Quick break and then back to work:
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    Finally inside:
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    My RSM 250 looks miniscule next to it!!!
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    And that was at 10:00am on Friday.
    To be continued: 6:30pm on Friday *dum dum dummmm*
     
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    Building the stand:
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    The aluminum frame is remarkably strong despite its weak appearance!

    Lots of screws, frame parts and plastic thingies:
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    Frame assembled:
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    (Held up by 10 little feet)
     
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    Dwayne in action putting the trims on the frame:
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    I should have mentioned that the trim is black earlier...:blush:

    Top of the stand:
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    Adding the base for the frame:
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    The DB BOX!
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    It has seen things...!
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    And that was the end of day 1. Finished off at midnight (sorry Dwayne!!!)
     
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    Day 2 (a.k.a Saturday)
    My first ever tank with a sump! I feel all grown up in reefing terms! :1:
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    Inside the stand:
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    (I wonder where that 130 went...)
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    Pumps needed to be inserted into the tank before it could go on the stand:
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    Us lifting the tank:

    Yup, I even pitched in hence the awesome picture above :lol:

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    Tadaa!
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    Next: The lights!
    Attaching the tubes (sad that there are no LEDs out for this tank at the moment):
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    I swear I heard angels singing when this was switched on:
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    Putting the light unit on the tank:
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    Now my house will look like there is a meth lab in it to anyone on the outside:
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    So now that the tank is set up (few more things to do though) decided to start choosing dry rock pieces for the aquascape.
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    Rocks "artfully" placed on eggcrate.
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    To be continued on Monday...
     
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    Congratulations on the upgrade.
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    Thank you!
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    Furniture is highly overrated:tt2:...lookin awesome doll...cant wait for more
     
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    Hectic!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
     
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    :lol:
    I'm starting to agree. Apart from the 130, I think the dining room table will be the next to go!

    lol! Too true!
    The hard part is coming up though...waiting for the tank to cycle :willy_nilly:
     
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    Wow that is one nice looking tank. Cant wait to see progress
     
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    Thank you!
    Jungle Aquatics has one running and it tempted me everytime I went to the store :p Eventually I cracked :lol:
     
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    Great tank;)

    Keep those pics coming:thumbup:

    If you need to donate the RSM 130 due to space, let me know.......:tt2::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Congratulations on the new tank @tekkengal
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