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What started out as a FOWLR tank with macro algae for a bluestripe pipefish and pygmy filefish evolved into a beautiful, natural looking soft coral and invert dominated reef tank.

The Equipment:
- Seachem tidal 35 HOB filter
- 528 gph powerhead
- 50 watt heater
- 10lbs of live rock
- 10lbs of sand and crushed coral mix
- versa top glass lid
- JC&P 24 watt full spectrum light
- purigen, Seachem matrix, phosguard

Maintenance:
- weekly 20% water change (switching to reef crystals salt this week)
- bi weekly nitrate and phosphate testing (I don't bother testing elements for this tank)

Display Macroalgaes:
- chaeto
- sea lettuce

Corals & Nems:
- Kenya Tree
- Pulsing Xenia
- 2 rock flower anemones
- might add a mushroom or paly

Inverts:
- 4 bumble bee snails
- 4 cerith snails
- 3 sexy shrimp
- 2 bumble bee shrimp
- adding a pistol shrimp
-porcelain crab

Fish:
- Green Clown Goby (hulk)
- Firefish (Diablo)
- Wheelers Watchman Goby (to be named)
- no more fish will be added

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Update; This tank is done! added a candy cane pistol shrimp and a gorgonian sea whip to top it off!

Fish
-Green Clown Goby
-Firefish
-Wheelers Watchman Goby

Inverts
-4 cerith snails
-4 bumble bee snails
-2 bumble bee shrimp
-3 sexy shrimp
-candy cane pistol shrimp

Corals and Nems
- Kenya Tree
- Pulsing Xenia
-2 rock flower nems
- Gorgonian sea whip

Macroalgae
-Chaeto
-Sea lettuce
 

How long does it take to you to get an inch of acropora growth? (on average)

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