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In October I got back into this hobby and what a fun ride it has been! This is my set up the day I added my sand and live rock. The rock came from a friend’s sump that he had in his dental office. He owed me, as years ago I would frag my LPS, when they got to big and would give them to him.

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Great that you are back into the hobby. Do you feel the 32 is big enough? I know having a larger tank means a lot more commitment but can rewarding. When are you going to add fish? Tell us more!
I would have loved to but I have limited space. A larger tank would have been a harder sell to the Mrs. but who knows what the future holds. I previously had multiple tanks over 14 years. I got a hitchhiker that I couldn’t get anyone to ID. It grew faster than I could remove it and it choked out my corals and looked awful. I intended to get back in but life happens, kids were young.
In October I got back into this hobby and what a fun ride it has been! This is my set up the day I added my sand and live rock. The rock came from a friend’s sump that he had in his dental office. He owed me, as years ago I would frag my LPS, when they got to big and would give them to him.

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Added the clowns to finish the cycle
 

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I dipped my toe into alps at the end of December. I kinda got torch fever after the purchase, it wasn’t going to be my last.
 

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I purchased my first urchin, Royal Tuxedo, and what a work horse! He has managed to take my blue mushroom fore a ride 3 times as well as my Rasta frag even though they were glued down.
 

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After going back and forth, I decided on this Valentine open brain as my center piece
 

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I think I’ve finished my zoa garden, but I’ve thought that before. I need to practice patience and let it grow out.
 

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Standard leds that come with the Biocube 32.
Those stock LED's can take you a long way. I have seen some success with the BC lights with birdsnest in the past in other builds, ill be interested to see how this one grows in your reef.

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Those stock LED's can take you a long way. I have seen some success with the BC lights with birdsnest in the past in other builds, ill be interested to see how this one grows in your reef.

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This is the birdnest today as compared to when I first got it. The growth is kinda shocking. I’ll have to do some fragging by the end of the year. Cheers
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Thought I would do another before and after. The first one is this morning and the second is water was first added.
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Geez, i guess that answers the question on whether the Birdsnest would be happy up there. Looking good, gotta love the sunrise/sunset lights for photos!
 
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Geez, i guess that answers the question on whether the Birdsnest would be happy up there. Looking good, gotta love the sunrise/sunset lights for photos!
Kinda what i was picturing what my tank would look like in 10 months when I was staring at my tank with just rock and water. It’s such a fun ride.
 
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Wow totally forgot to post a 1 year photo. Its is actually over 13 months. Still have some spaces to fill in but I’m being picky. I have fragged half my birdsnest ( it needs done again), two heads of my NY Knicks Torch, two heads of my orange tipped frogspawn and my gsp to free up some real estate.
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