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So this was on my other thread that I didn't finish so I just copied and pasted here and will continue it here. I just wanted to put it on an "official build thread" type of thing. I will update it soon.

I’ve decided to make a Build Thread! Just 5 months late but maybe not too late. So I’m going to just put down what my plans were.

Stocking:

Tangs:

Hippo tang
Scopus Tang (got one)
Purple Tang (got one)
Kole Tang

Clownfish:

Wyoming white clownfish (had one)
Percula Clownfish Pair (x2) (got them)


Blennies:

Starry blenny (Had him from 55)


Gobies:

Orange spot goby (didn’t happen)
Firefish (1-3) (got 2)
Purple firefish (1-3)
Exquisite purple firefish (1-3)

Yellow Watchman Goby (My lfs are out of them)

Wrasses:

(Some kind of wrasse(s))
Lime-Green wrasse aka sunset/banana wrasse

Crustacean

Candy cane pistol shrimp (Did not happen)
Hermit crabs (x10-15)
(5-10 snails)
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Got it)
 
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Equipment:

Nicrew 150 watts (x2)
Inkbird Heater and cooler controller
Dc pump
Xyclone Protein Skimmer
Media reactor
3 Socks
A cheap white led light rod for fuge
2 powerheads
ATO

A month later, I got the Apex el.

Aquascape:

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I really love the look of a cliff aquascape so I had to add that! But I also didn’t want it to be too tall. I was also afraid that I wouldn’t be able to fit many corals on my aquascape.

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Made some changes once it was in.
 
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My current stock as in Jan 2022, but the names at the top are the oldest and the names at the bottom is most recently added:

Fish:

- 2 Percula Clowns
- Wyoming White Clownfish
- Starry Blenny
- Pink-square Anthia
- One-Spot Foxface (Really wanted a majestic foxface but my lfs didn't have it in stock for a while)
- Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Sadly died from getting stuck above water during QT)
- Melanurus Wrasse
- 2 Firefish
- 2 Pj cardinals
- Copperband
- Scopas Tang around 2-3"
- Powder Blue Tang around 2-3"
- Purple Tang around 3-4" (Was a gift)
- Snowflake Eel as the cherry on top (hopefully I don't regret it)

Inverts:

- Cleaner Shrimp
- Hermits and snails
- Brittle star that will be moved out soon, it is just getting to big and I'm afraid what it might do to small fish (as I say when I have an eel in my reef)
- A very beautiful Maxima Clam

Corals:

- Splatter Hammer (Now has grown into two heads)
- Duncan (Now has 1 big head and 9 medium heads)
- Plating Red Monti (Grown I think about an inch now and is encrusted!)
- "Not plating" Red Monti (Is starting in crest into the rock is making a bowl shape while at it)
- 12-15 Zoa frags (Trying to start a little Zoa garden)
- Pink Goni frag
- Purple-pink Goni frag
- Bubble Coral (Attempt two after my 55. Bubble coral is probably my favorite coral)
- Green Slimer frag
- Birdnest Frag
- Pink-green monti frag

I'm really looking into getting some lobos and more sps. I'm just not sure what corals to get yet. My lfs has good soft and lps selection but very little sps selection besides montis and green slimers.
 
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The Goni has been closed up for a while but after adding the Radions and T5s it starting to open up.
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I love close up pictures of corals. So I tried it on my bubble and surprisingly looks pretty good.
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Acans of some kind.
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My Duncan has been doing the best. It has grown 7 new heads. I don’t have a picture of my hammer but my hammer is also slowly growing a new head.
 
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