Officially back in the hobby. Hopefully for a good long time. I haven't really used Reef2Reef before, but I'm going to give it a shot! I've had a few tanks, my last setup was terribly expensive and, in my opinion, way too complicated. It was so complicated and automated I lost touch with the tank and everything kept dying. Spending tens of thousands of dollars just wasn't worth it. Now I'm back, but keeping things extremely simple and small. (past tanks: elos 120, 32 finnex) Latest update: (January 9, 2018) Installed my Neptune DOS, modified to use RO tubing in this latest post. Current FTS (November 5, 2017): Start FTS (August, 2017): System Equipment Details: Red Sea Reefer 170 (white) Hydra 52 HD LED light (white) w/ hanging kit NYOS Quantum 120 skimmer Reef Octopus VarioS S-4 return pump Reef Octopus VarioS S-2 chiller + reactor pump TECO 1/10 hp chiller Eheim Jager 125 watt heater Neptune Apex Jr. controller Neptune ATK for topoff from LPDE 5 gallon reservoir (Araven colorclip airtight food container, bpa free) American DJ power strip MaxSpec XF130 Gyre w/ Advanced Controller + Icecap battery backup BRS Mini Reactor (will fill it with carbon, and maybe GFO if I need it) AirWaterIce Typhoon III RO/DI AquaMaxx XL Reactor for Algae Reactor AquaUV 8 watt UV Sterilizer OctoAquatics Custom Acrylic Lid System Contents: 10 lbs dead key largo rock from marcorocks 30 lbs of tropic eden mesoflakes (might run bare bottom, we'll see) AquaForest Reef Salt Livestock: H. Magnifica (Ritteri) Anemone (8") Rainbow BTA (5") Neon Green w/ purple tips BTA (7") Mocha Gladiator pair (Sustainable Aquatics) Fancy White Extreme Ocellaris (Sustainable Aquatics) ORA Orchid Dottyback Golden Sailfin Blenny Chromis Viridis (5) Porcelain Crab Coral: Walt Disney ORA Pearlberry Bubblegum Digitata Orange w/ Green Polyps Monti Clean up crew: ORA Trochus Snail (6) Nassarius Snail - Tonga (3) Fighting Conch - Tonga (1) ORA Nano Cerith (8) Scarlet Hermit (3) Black and Orange Hermit (2) Dwarf Zebra Hermit (1) Updates Custom OctoAquatics acrylic lid review in the latest post. A review of my 2 week old NYOS Quantum 120 skimmer in the latest post. Made some PAR readings on my lighting. See the results in my post. My H. Magnifica has arrived! Made it through the evening and inflated. See the photos and read about it in the latest post. Neptune AFS, VDM, and NYOS Quantum 120 arrived! Read it in the latest post. Bacteria bloom! Solved with UV. Read about it here. The clowns are here! What a circus. Read about them in the latest post here. Anemone is out of it's cave, added geometric hawkfish: Read it here. Full system photo, plus algae reactor build is up on my latest post. Read it here. Anemone added, new Simplicity 120 DC skimmer impeller. Cycling done, lights on! Tank is setup and wet, full tank shots and sump details. Cabinet and lights setup. Light is hung, sump is being put together slowly. Skimmer in the sump, and sump setup updates. Breaking in skimmer in vinegar bath. Red Sea Reefer 170 arrived, cracked.