I was using the standard white teflon....and I knew the potential of too much means cracking hence not applying too many layers....I checked last night and the leaking is so so minimal I'm not at all concern anymore!....
So last night I emptied 1 3/4 trays out of my eheim pro 3 2080 which was full of eheim substrat pros into bags and put them into my sump. Also emptied the dirty water into the sump...my once crystal clear new tank is no long clear! lol....but was clearing up this morning...hopefully that just boosted the seeding process that much more. by the end of this weekend, I might empty 1 1/2 trays out of my fx5 into the sump, then replaced what I emptied from both the Pro 3 and FX5 with sponges to get those going...just want to make sure I don't get rid of too many BB's from my existing tank. Going to start testing the water tonight and see where we're at. Also been adding small portions of Stability and also Prime to the new tank.
I have my electrician coming over tonight to install 2 new 20 amp circuits and wiring it right into my tank cabinet. With the 2 20amp circuits I can safely plug in all my lights, pumps, heaters, uv and then sump with out tripping anything....was going for only 1 20amp but it wasn't much more work just to pull another set of wires and put in the 20amp for the guy....so I'll have lots of juice..
Getting there boys....starting to relax a bit....knowing the tank is finally running the way I want it. Next challenge and research is to figure out how to keep the pump noise to a minimum as the rigid insulation is not doing it's job as I'm finding it's deflecting the sound more then absorbing it. Looking at different options and while keeping in mind that I need to ensure I have ventilations inside the cabinet for the 2 pumps. The good thing is the sump is fully enclosed! therefore the moisture level is greatly reduced!.