The 180 is coming along well. Sorry for the lack of pics...I'll really try to remember to take the camera with me on Thursday when I go back over there. Of course, with the kind of pics I take, you might be better off just using your imagination
Still having micro bubble problems. I may have to add some more baffles. I also thought about putting a sponge between the sump chambers, but I wonder if it will start churning out nitrates? I might be able to get the lady who feeds the fish to pull it out and rinse it in tap water every day. Any ideas would be welcomed on that subject.
I've added a few fish. There wasn't really a cycle to speak of as all the rock came out of the store tanks and most of it had been there for a while. I never got any readable ammonia/nitrite with Seachem test kits. The first inhabitants were a pair of small yellow tail damsels. A small (1") tomato clown went in next. They all did well for a week with no changes in water parameters. I then added three big (2 1/2") green chromis to the mix. They are doing well so far. A coral beauty is in quarantine at the store and will probably be the next addition. I had intended to add a few bangaii cardinals, but I just read that adult males will fight each other so maybe that isn't a good idea. I emailed Bang Guy to ask his opinion and would be interested in your views as well. Anyway, here's a list of possible additions in the order they will be added. If anyone has suggestions for other additions or reasons why any of these would not do well, I'd like to hear them. Thanks.
6- Bangaii Cardinals (not sure about this...want a school of small somethings though)
1- Coral Beauty Angel
1- Lemon Peel Angel
1- Small wrasse (Scotts or maybe a 6 line)
1- Purple Tang
I'd rather stick with fish that won't get huge. I know the purple tang will get large, but the rest of them shouldn't get too big. I want to keep the bio load reasonable as I will be visiting this tank, after it's established, once a week at the most.