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I have a build thread. Least I’m pretty sure I do.
ya there Orange storm cloud bulletholes. Storm clowns basically then have little dots (bullet holes) girlfriend picked them.
Corals I love hammers and torches lol. Only have 1 hammer so far. Plans is simple LPS/softie tank with monti caps

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Clown pair
Melenaris wrasse
Watchman goby
Hawk fish

after that I haven’t decided.
better pic of clowns

Ah I see. You don't have the badge so I assumed you didn't have it!


Another note; just ordered a single Radion XR15 G6 Pro - figure I'd start with the 1 and see how things look. Then if I need another I will pull the trigger in the future!
 
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Well today is a good day, and the last few days have been even better!

Was worried about my ammonia levels, so I did a pretty substantial water change (roughly 75%). Ammonia was at 1.0PPM 12 hours later. The following morning it was reading 0, with healthy Nitrite and Nitrate levels. Dosed 1PPM of ammonia which roughly 24 hours to clear out (putting us at Sunday night). Dosed another 1PPM of Ammonia on Sunday night, last night it was gone. I did another 10% water change today, and plan on doing another 10% daily this week to get my Nitrates down to ~10PPM. At this point I'm pretty confident the tank is cycled, and I no longer believe in stalled cycles. I did take the nuclear approach to this though; started with Dr Tims, added MB7, then when I was seeing ammonia organically clearing out 1PPM i also dropped in a 1/4 dose of Fritz 900. I plan on dosing the rest of the Fritz over the next 3 weeks in 1/4 doses.

The good news! My Radion XR15 G6 Pro arrived today. I am going to hold off on hanging it for now, what happens with it is determined by 2 factors:

1. I will go to my LFS on Friday to check out their Black Friday deals and pick up a pair of clowns. I may also end up buying corals, if I do.. Light is getting hung.
2. If #1 does not happen and I remain calm and only buy some fish, I will probably hold off on hanging the lights for a few more weeks, at which point I'll probably convince myself to buy another XR15.
2a. My issue at the moment is I want to hang them from the ceiling, if I hang 1 right now I'll end up having to make more holes in my ceiling that will need to be patched when I more than likely buy a second one. (or more likely remain unpatched for an undetermined amount of time, until the lady gets sick of it). I'm kicking myself for buying the hanging kit right off the bat instead of the arm then upgrading to the hanging when I'm ready to mount both...

More to come, thanks for popping by!
 
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Hang em now. A 3/8" hole for an eye bolt fills and paints over easily.

What type of coral are you looking for? What's your vision for the tank?

Haha, yeah I'm really not too worried about it. I will likely hang them up tomorrow! The added benefit of not hanging them though is that I won't be tempted to turn them on and minimize some of the uglies ;)

Coral stocking will almost certainly be a euphyllia dominant tank with a couple mushroom gardens. As time goes on I'd like to get into Gonis, then probably around the 1-year mark check out some Acros :)
 
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Well, I went a bit overboard on Black Friday shopping for the new tank, will be keeping a close eye on my parameters and may move things around to other tanks if I see any spikes. I’ve also turned on the XR15 on the AB+ with a 30 day acclimation, it’s about 9” off the surface of the water. I’ve also decided I’m going to get a second XR15 - even if I get enough light penetration for aesthetic purposes I simply don’t like the look of the single fixture. On the fence with the RMS mount for two, I’m very disappointed with the sag from the power cable running the single on a ceiling mount…

2x Black Ice Clowns
1x Red Firefish (my lady wouldn’t let me leave without it!)
1x Cleaner Shrimp
1x Emerald Crab
A handful of Blue Leg Hermits
A handful of Nassarius Snails

Frags:

Mushrooms, Duncan’s, and Zoas.. I also got what I believed was a Clove Polyp of sorts, but now that it’s opened up fully it may be a goni?

Enjoy! Waiting on an orange filter and magnifier to get some better photos in the future, but it feels great seeing life in the tank.
 

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Well, I went a bit overboard on Black Friday shopping for the new tank, will be keeping a close eye on my parameters and may move things around to other tanks if I see any spikes. I’ve also turned on the XR15 on the AB+ with a 30 day acclimation, it’s about 9” off the surface of the water. I’ve also decided I’m going to get a second XR15 - even if I get enough light penetration for aesthetic purposes I simply don’t like the look of the single fixture. On the fence with the RMS mount for two, I’m very disappointed with the sag from the power cable running the single on a ceiling mount…

2x Black Ice Clowns
1x Red Firefish (my lady wouldn’t let me leave without it!)
1x Cleaner Shrimp
1x Emerald Crab
A handful of Blue Leg Hermits
A handful of Nassarius Snails

Frags:

Mushrooms, Duncan’s, and Zoas.. I also got what I believed was a Clove Polyp of sorts, but now that it’s opened up fully it may be a goni?

Enjoy! Waiting on an orange filter and magnifier to get some better photos in the future, but it feels great seeing life in the tank.
nice if your talking about the green polyps then that is GSP (green star polyps. careful what you do with it it can grow like a weed. I separate it on its own island.
 
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nice if your talking about the green polyps then that is GSP (green star polyps. careful what you do with it it can grow like a weed. I separate it on its own island.

I actually plan on letting it grow out on a plate then putting it on the back wall of the tank. I'm all too familiar with it growing like a weed and taking over a whole rock haha.
 

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I actually plan on letting it grow out on a plate then putting it on the back wall of the tank. I'm all too familiar with it growing like a weed and taking over a whole rock haha.
ahhh i thought you were thinking they were a goni maybe i missed the pick of that coral lol.
But the green back drop wall will be cool for sure
 
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