40g Nano’s 90 Gallon Softie Tank

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Just got the tank, came with lots of stuff including light, 6 bulb 54 watt 48” t5 fixture , tank, sump, rock, live sand, stand, salt, and more for $300.

Needs a good cleaning and refinishing of stand, but it should look great after.

I will try to keep this as updated as possible, and get my homework done early for you guys.

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So the tank came with a Rubbermaid storage container filled with rocks

I’m not sure if there is copper or not in it but what is a good safety measure to make sure there isnt any?

I was planning on soaking in vinegar
 
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Cleanin it up!!!

anyone know if the tank is an oceanic?
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Just need to wipe out the tank again, and I will start to work on the stand tonight.

I will give it a good sanding, replace the bottom and door hinges, prime and seal it with killz, and do 1 or 2 coats of either white or off white.

might be able to get it cycling next weekend!!
 
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Leak testing the tank and cleanin the stand!
Making lots of progress!
Also decided to make a hood for it- need advice probably to make it look good
And the mom approved of putting it in the living room!!!
 
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So stocking plans(so far)
I kinda love tangs....
FYI, I probably won’t do a full on cycle, but put all sand and rock in from my 40g that has been up for 7 months, and also put in the 40lbs of live sand, still in package that I got with the tank.

update on my tomini tang:
He is doing very well now, doing more than my cuc ever did in cleaning, and eating like a pig

I am quarantining fish that I have had problems with in the past including tangs and more delicate fish

1st wave:
2 clownfish
Royal gramma

2nd wave:

A Tang(Small hippo, sailfin, or pretty much anything)

3rd wave:
Diamond goby
Possum wrasse
Miscellaneous fish

4th wave:
Last tang and/or long nose butterfly

Final: when my tomini gets too big for my 40 mixed reef, he will be going in here
 
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Ive decided on stocking! maybe be a little much in the long run when they get big
Foxface
A zebrasoma tang
lemon peel tang
tomini tang (after he outgrows my 40)

2 clownfish
a goby
firefish
royal gramma
 
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