Yo man. Yeah. I've been here since July. It's going really well! Except I broke my tank down before the move and haven't set one back up yet. I know it'll happen soon though. Haha.
And I agree about the rock. I think I see the look you're going for and I think you'll accomplish it with a...
I have a 36" current 2X250 watt and 4X39 watt t5 if they'd be interested. Not the same length, but you'd get enough spread and certainly enough light if he ever wanted to do reef. I was going to set it up but am moving soon so I need to get rid of it. 250
Not a pagoda. It's a hydnophora, which is generally considered an sps, though you'll see it labeled as an lps from time to time. It's certainly pretty easy to keep for an sps. High light and high flow will make it grow quickly and give it an insanely green color.