29g glowing reef and 75g build

What fish should I add next?

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Hey guys! I’m finally starting my build thread for my 10 month old reef tank lol.

So, I have a 29g reef. I do around 15% water change weekly. (This tank is running without a sump, no skimmer, and no dosing.) I have a mix of softies, zoas, lps, and sps.

Setup:
  • Tank: 29g long
  • Sand: 30 pounds of white sand
  • Rock: 20 to 30 pounds of live rock
  • Lighting: Mars Aqua 165W running at 75% blues, 0% whites for 8 hours a day.
  • Stand: A granite top dresser from a bedroom set (I know right, but it looks nice lol)
  • Filtration: Seachem Tidal 75 filled with ceramic bioballs, fine and coarse sponges, and Seachem matrix
  • Heater: 100W heater (Don’t remember the brand), I also got a backup heater which is Eheim Jager
  • Flow: 2 of Hydor Koralia Nano 565gph (total gph: 1,130gph)
  • Lid: White eggcrate piece
Livestock: (need some recommendations!)

  • 1 Ocellaris Clown (used to have 2, but removed 1 due to insane aggression whenever I have blue lights on, that was a surprise!)
  • Ruby Longfin Fairy Wrasse
  • Captive Bred Banggai Cardinal
  • Cleaner shrimp
  • Blood Fire Shrimp
  • Nassarius, ceriths, trochus, bubblebee snails
  • 1 Emerald crab
  • Sherman Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
  • Rock Flower Anemone
Corals:

  • Leather Toadstool
  • Tree Coral
  • Green Pacific Ricordea Mushroom
  • Orange Ricordea Mushroom
  • 2 frags of Green Star Polyps
  • Xenia
  • WWC Purple Monsters zoas
  • Green Flowerpot
  • Hollywood Stunner Chalice
  • Pandora zoas
  • Venus Flytrap palythoas
  • Green Hammer
  • Alveopora
  • TSA Bam Bam zoas
  • TSA Magma Flow Echinata
  • Hairy Mushroom
  • Montipora Digitata sps
  • Unknown Orange zoas
  • Nirvana zoas
  • Nightmares zoas
  • Green/red Blastomussa
  • Armor of God zoas
  • WWC Eagle Eye zoas
  • WWC Sweet Tooth zoas
  • WWC Scrambled Eggs zoas
  • WWC Space Queens zoas
  • WWC Fruit Loops zoas
  • Rasta zoas
  • Hooligans with Fire and Ice combo zoas
  • CB White Zombies zoas
  • Pink Diamonds zoas
I think I listed everything...

Feel free to ask questions or comments about anything and I would also like some recommendations for livestock.

My Tank Video:


PICS ARE COMING SOON!! :D
 
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Update: Got armor of god zoa frag, added Tunze 3155 ATO, and my tank is doing great! The zoas are growing extremely fast lol! As for the anemone, it looks colorful as always and growing well.

My water parameters (tested by Red Sea):

  • Salinity (sg) - 1.026
  • pH - 8
  • Ammonia - 0
  • Nitrite - 0
  • Nitrate - 2
  • Alkalinity - 9

Tank Pics:

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Update: Added a blood red fire shrimp a coupe of days ago and it is doing well with the cleaner shrimp! Tank is going smoothly and took some pics :) . I also placed an order for more corals from WWC, I will show you guys what I got soon.

FTS:
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Top Down:
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Amazing looking tank! Goes to show you don’t need really expensive equipment .
Thank you very much! That’s what I wanted to prove others that you do not need expensive equipment to be successful!
 
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Update: Got some nice zoas from @WWC! I will give them some time to fully open up. I also picked up a blasto and a zoa frag from my LFS. Let me know if I should change anything or just leave it! :D

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Wondering if anyone have suggestions for fish? I have a clownfish and a ruby longfin fairy wrasse as of right now. (I don’t want to get another clownfish because I had bad experiences twice)
 
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My reef tank is OFFICIALLY 1 YEAR OLD (yesterday)!!

To celebrate this, I picked up the nice rainbow incinerator zoas! I also got a flipper nano to clean my tank easier and faster. PICS COMING SOON!! :)
 
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awesome dude!!

how big was that anemone when you got it? that thing is insane
Haha, I also can’t believe it myself! I got it when it was like 5“ 3 months ago and now it’s already 8“ to 9“ big just by feeding a small piece of raw shrimp once a week. :)
 
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