few updates...I've been fortunate(lucky) to still have a network of friends still in the hobby and was able to quickly stock my tank. I also got lucky with a recent shutdown and picked up some healthy fish including a used sump with ATO reservoir and fuge that i couldn't pass up. Cleaning it up now and deciding how to orient everything under the stand and how to run the plumbing.
Getting some diatoms probably cuz im over feeding a bit to get the fish fat. I think once i get the fuge up and running it'll help with the nutrient export.
much better after cleaning the glass and vac the sand
I have a bunch of loose corals and frags all over. Need rack to organize.
Some more live rock curing...once it's ready i'll fill in the scape a little more.
almost forgot about these guys! don't know what to do yet. the rock has bubble and hair algae so can't put it in the display yet. Thinking of treating with Vibrant but the anemone is pretty big so i don't even know if I want it in the display. Im debating whether to just put the clowns in the tank.... but they're so happy in the nem i'd hate to separate them, though in reality it probably doesn't matter. thoughts?
I'll comment but not wanting to derail what's starting as a great build and thread. Extremely happy to be out of CA. Loving Texas. Not dealing with any of the overreach issues CA is putting you through. I'm aware of what's going on as I still have three kids and their families there. It's definitely nonsensical in my opinion. Again a great build Brian