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rjwwrx 05-09-2012 08:53 AM

Unboxing Odyssea refugium and lighting
I decided to post my unboxing pictures in the equipment forum instead of my build thread. Build is here.

A couple boxes patiently waiting for me to open them.

Everything was nicely double boxed. I'll go through the Refugium first.

Got everything laid out



Skimmer cup

Unfortunately I had a small(read big) mishap and snapped the plumbing for the skimmer. I was having a hell of a time trying to get the pipe vertical as it should be coming down into the tank. I thought it was weird that there was no o-rings included and it made it horrible to get things lined up right. Well little did I know but they were sitting in a small bag inside the skimmer cup! Shame on me for not looking through everything and shame on aquatraders for no instructions. I'm gonna blame this about 90% on me 10% on them lol.(as I'm looking through my pictures I see the o-rings sitting right in the bag next to the skimmer cup!. :redmad: hate myself.)

Anyways I'm another $20 down and waiting for the replacement piping to come in. I'll post up pictures with complete setup when I get the new parts.

rjwwrx 05-09-2012 08:56 AM

rjwwrx 05-09-2012 09:01 AM

And last but not least the 4x24w deluxe T5HO fixture.

When I first lit up the fixture they had the bulbs firing side by side instead of alternating. It was an easy 2 minute fix to switch around a set of endcaps. Timer setup was easy and went great.

Before with my makeshift lighting


JimBinSC 05-12-2012 07:26 PM

Nice. I'm about to buy equipment too after I'm done leak testing my tank. How does everything look now?

rjwwrx 05-12-2012 11:47 PM

I'm still waiting for the replacement plumbing pieces to arrive. I should have pictures of the refugium setup this upcoming week.
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