LOl, cool. Just don't want to lose any viewers. I tend to yatter on and on too so hopefully that doesnt turn people off either.
So, I will now post some shots of the 180g finally, along with whats in it and running the beast. I hope I don't forget any fish, I have so many sometimes they slip my mind.
I have the four tangs:
Pootie the blue tang
Tomini and the new Mustard tang. they are all veyr happy cruising around together, that mustard is THE most active fish i have ever owned by the way. He is constantly zipping back and forth at all hours of the day and night. lol
I have a pair of fat b&w clowns
mated pair of filefish ( who ate all my polyps) :-(((
Yellow coris wrasse
pink spotted watchman goby
a lined squirrel fish
a falco hawkfish and an arc eye hawkfish
5 chromis in the tank plus one that lives in the right overflow
And a hermit about 5 inches, my king crab lol Along with other misc snails and hermits
No shrimp, last time I had some "one" I dont know who, killed them all, all 15 of the cleaner shrimp i had. So no more shrimp I dont think
Holy fish batman, thats a lot of fish isn't it? LOLOL They all behave fine and I havent had any issues with aggression or water parameters so I guess it all works
For hardware, since it's a 6 foot tank I have 3 of the chinese led
fixtures, dimmable ones of course over it. I will rant about these lights soon, not enough space in this post to do it. hehe
Running a 40b as the sump, no refugium, just a pretty big skimmer, an ASM G3 or G4, I cant remember which right now, I always get them mixed up. Running a mag 18 for the return, should have gone with the mag24 but oh well. Might decide to run dual return pumps at some point, not sure if 2 mag 9.5's would be better or not. Anyways. i was also running biopellets since I started the tank BUT about a week or so ago I stopped running it, my corals all look like crap. It's either the lights or the pellets but they arent coming back even after discontinuing the pellets.
For flow I have 2 wp40's and a koralia 1500. Perfect flow in there now, corals move ever so sligtly and nothing sits on the sand. I also used about 300lbs of pool filter sand in this tank, which I have been doing over the last few years with no issues.
I am also controlling everything via a reefkeeper elite unit, no net option but I never really go out so its a moot option for me.
Hope that helps you all understand whats making this tank tick and how it's all set up.
Now for some photos: