Well, today it arrived. I have been wanting to try this but was hesitant about the reviews so anyway I decided to go with it.
I got it out of the box and it looked amazing! No scratches YEA!!! No cracks! YEA!!! Everything seemed perfect, Lid wasnt broken and light bar looked good also. Filter was decent looking. Plugged the light in just to make sure it would work and sure enough it did.
Now Im thinking maybe before I set this up I should test the filter but oh well shouldnt be a problem. So I rinsed everything and started sitting it up. Substrate went in and I proceded to start filling with water. Checked for leaks and everything was good to go. Left a couple inches just so I could start putting plants and deco in it. Next I put heater in, hung filter on back and put water in it and plugged it in. Started off just fine so I put lid on and light bar on just to see what it looked like and the light wouldnt come on this time. Just my luck!!! Went out of the room to get husband to come and see if he knew what was the problem because I had already tried it and it worked the first time. As I came back in the room with him this is when I liked to cried. Water was everywhere. The O-ring between the rotor and power unit was missing. Water was leaking out of the filter and running on floor.After getting water up from floor I was so mad at myself for not checking it before hand. Anyway got a 0 ring and now works good. As for lights, the starter was loose.
Lesson learned-----Check everything before sitting up tank, dont assume!!!