I updated the pics in the original post, they are much smaller now, should load quickly for most people on broadband.
To answer some questions...
-The tank is just over 8 months old. I have pics from back then all the way to now. Just to give you an idea of the progression, he is the first pic I ever took of my marine tank:
-I do not use any supplements. Just water changes, roughly 10%->15% a week.
-Water paraments have been easy for me to maintain. I did this tank very slowly and it has worked out so far. It was always a goal of mine to have 2 pounds of LR
per gallon and a good skimmer for Berlin method filtration. I added the rock in 4 batches until I reached 30+ pounds to meet my goal, and I run the Remora 24/7. I skim wet as well, I feel it gets more waste of of the tank, even if it wastes some water.
-Camera was a Canon 10D that belongs to my friend. I only have a Canon A60, but will upgrade soon
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC