Nice! Good points indeed.Great thread idea. After a decade in the hobby growing sticks I'm starting a new softie/lps project. I have a lot to learn still but I'll share some general reefing wisdom.
-there are a lot of different ideas how how to do something (do what works best for your tank)
-go slow and steady-don't make drastic changes
-if something is going wrong only change one variable at a time
-quality water, food, light and flow makes happy tank
-keep your hands out of your tank (can't practice what I preach
-right size purchase equipment (bigger is not always better)
-understand what your coral likes for flow/light and place accordingly in tank
-develop a husbandry routine that you can stick to and enjoy
Dont need the huge flow for softies that sps need and dont need the massive bright light for sps lower light levels are good for softies. They also like a dirtier tank than sps.
No dosing? Why would you say that?I am just converting my 180 sps to strickly a soft Coral and anemone tank. Lots of movement and color. I have a huge skimmer and all led. Barebottom. 4 tangs right now. Most importantly no dosing.