Some updated photos with 100 pounds of live and base rock. I will be adding a similar stack on the right side, as well as a very small island in the hole near the middle. I wanted the concave look as I think it is the nicest for aquascaping.
There should be lots of room in the middle of the tank for the fish to swim around, plus putting the rock on the back will force the fish to the center of the tank when swimming for good viewing.
Now for some questions on hitchhikers. I got the rock at two different places. One place claimed it was live cured rock, which I think they mean came as dry base rock that they let cure for a while. Nothing living on it at all. The other place that I got rock from had so much stuff growing on it I was skeptical if it was a good idea to put it in the tank.
So, here are a few photos of some things that you might be able to help me identify:
This looks like a clump of pink bubble algae. Is my novice guess correct?
Then I have these clusters of what look like partially open zoanthids in multiple locations. They have what looks like a stony base, but don't open flat like a zoa. The tenticles open almost straight out of the base and a very short distance. They are densly clumped like you would expect a colony to be. They are brown in color. Any ideas?
Last picture out of focus but good for the color. I have multiple colonies of this stuff so I really hope it isn't bad. I know what aptasia looks like, but the base is much thicker than what I have seen with aptasia before, so I am pretty confident that isn't what these are.
Got all of the eletrical done with exception of the ATO. Gotta get some tubing for the little azoo pump.
My protein skimmer should be in by Saturday.
And lastly... my helper telling me where the rocks should go. "A little to the left, no more right":