Ok so I am balls to the wall setting up my new 72 gallon tank. I've got 4 tanks in the amin living area of my house and my wife is about ready to kill me.... My solution, 1 bigger tank that is going to be a huge progect as it is...... So how does this sound???
The tank is a 72 gallon bowfront AGA, It is reef ready.
For the sump I will be using a 20H AGA aquarium.
the light for the tank is a Coralife MH
(6.83wpg total... 300 mh
the skimmer will be a ASM G3
as far as a return pump goes, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
I'll have power heads, heaters and whatever else I need as well.
I am currently in the process of collecting all of my live rock. The reason I am collecting it and not just buying it is I want all the rocks to look a certain way.... I want them ann to be shelves! Basically I want the twoback corners to be big brick walls of liverock and have long shelves sticking out of them, with a sand area in the middle. needless to say it is taking a while to find the rock i need.
After I get the live rock in and the tank cycled I plan on getting a few bottles of pods
and seeding the tank with them, as well as worms, mysis shrimp, bristol worms, mini stars, and any other sand sifter I can get. I am really going for crazy biodiversity with this tank. After that, I plan on letting the tank sit for a month or two and then combine all my tanks into 1.
I am going to keep SPS
, and Softies.
The fish I currently want are:
a flame hawk
a 6 line wrass
and a couple jawfish
that will probably be it unless I really see something elese I like.
Any other suggestions for fish?
I don't want any clowns because I don't want to keep any anemones, and all the clowns I have now host in LPS
and keep them closed all the time.
Besides that, am I missing anything?