I've moved my aquarium in from the apartment. I have it currently placed against the South wall in my livingroom. About one-third of the way down the wall, favoring the picture window. I had wanted to put it on the North wall in the "nook" near the kitchen wall, but that will most likely obstruct the construction of the bar in the coming months. The only other spot I could put it in on the North wall would be up by the window, behind the wall that divides the entryway from the livingroom proper. Thatspot would be quite nice but there is one problem: it's a switched outlet there, and that's no good. The wiring of this place may drive me insane -- when an outlet is switched here it means both receptacles on the duplex are switched, which is just... well, call it sloppy wiring on the electrician's part. I may fix the outlet on the North wall and move the tank, but I think I'll tackle that project later. The spot where the tank is right now isn't bad, it's just non-optimal. Maybe it'll grow on me over the next week and I'll reconsider my decision to move it.
Having filled it with fresh water and treated it for chlorine I have to let it sit and cycle for a while before putting the fish back in. I'm sure chebutykin will have choice words for me since I'm cutting corners, but sometimes that's just how it goes.
The only casualty of the move thus far is my back from picking up the tank badly (it still had a gallon or two of water in it, plus allt eh aquarium gravel) and my right shoulder. Oddly my shoulder only got hurt when I had to force the tank stand up so I could shim the left side and make it level.
Now that it is humming away and purging toxins I believe I shall embark on the next set of chores -- I need to find cables for my new receiver (an Onkyo TX-SR601 DTS 6.1 Surround decoder with dual-zone capabilities) and some face plates for the walls in the Blue room of Death. White outlet faceplates would just look... wrong.