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Lights are up! And our cycle is over. Fish are still in QT. And we are deciding when to add them to the tank.
 

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Stand is almost completed, need to add the top trim. Rock work was redone thanks us noticing signs ich on the fish under the better lights. So,they were removed in less than 20 minutes. They are currently in QT with copper meds. We've also set up our water change station in the laundry room. It's slowly coming together.
 

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Clowns are in the DT. We picked up a 40B from Petco dollar a gallon sale as the new QT. 20L is the medicated QT with copper. Bought some more inverts and a hammer. Starry blenny, bicolor foxface, and royal gramma are in the 40 QT as we speak. We also picked up the Neptune GRO light for the fuge.
 

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Just sharing updates! It's coming along great. We lost our diamond Goby to a suicide jump. Even though we have tops, he must've jumped while my husband was adding corals and we didn't realize it. Found him on the floor today:(
 

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Another update: We've added the Tang gang to the DT. And a couple other inverts. We have a few more fish to add then we will be fully stocked on fish. Currently we have:
Blue spot goby
Pink Spot Goby
Engineer Goby
Long fin clowns
Tomini tang
Blue eye kole tang
Sailfin Tang
Blue Hippo Tang
Starry Blenny
Candy hogfish
Royal Gramma
Bi color foxface

I'm adding a Long Nose Hawkfish, and a Melanurus Wrasse soon. Then to fill it up with corals.

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Got a nice list going! Looking good!
 
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are you going to quarantine the corals too?
Nope. We just dip coral. I'm not going to set up a completely separate system for coral and inverts. The chances are super low for the spread of parasites from coral or inverts. But we do a good scrub of the plugs to remove algae, and any visible pests.
 
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Just some updates. Added a Blue Mandarin today. We will add pods regularly as we have a LFS we buy them from. Everyone seems to be happy and healthy. We will also be adding some more corals to the tank.
 

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Just some updates. Added a Blue Mandarin today. We will add pods regularly as we have a LFS we buy them from. Everyone seems to be happy and healthy. We will also be adding some more corals to the tank.
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Definitely following for ideas for my build, looks great! I wanted to ask if you had 1 container in your mixing station? Is that so because you run the ro/di directly into your sump?
We have a 44 Brute for WC. And a 5 gallon bucket for ATO. We have an acrylic ATO box that tops off into the sump. Our WC station with RODI is in the laundry room so that's where we mix and move from.
 
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