Yesterday I got two clownfish that someone gave me for free because they were leaving the hobby. My tank completed the cycle and my hermits are doing well so I decided to take the clownfish. By the time I acclimated them it was around 9 PM so they have been in the aquarium for a little over 24 hours. They are active and seem content. They are eating well also. Tomorrow I will be getting another blue legged hermit or two. The diatoms are dieing off and the cyano has been reduced quite a bit. Tonight I noticed the beginning of dark green algae in the sand and on some rock. It will be interesting to see what algae it is since I only have a t8no lamp at the moment. That is about to change. I just ordered a MH ballast since I got it for a song. I may have to pay full price for the second but I will buy it tomorrow whether it is the full price (which is already cheap) or the 15 bucks I paid for ballast number 1. I like certain things about LED technology but I have looked at many LED lights and I just cannot get that excited. I mean since the t5 hybrids are the only way to go considering the current state of the art of LED technology. MH lamps still are king as far as aesthetics go. They get light everywhere in the tank, and you don't have to use a PAR meter to set things up although it would be nice to have. People claim that LEDs pay for themselves but the price ends up being about the same as metal halide in the long run with no steep prices up front. I know the lamps are hard to find but I have found a few sources for them. The lamps are a bit expensive but not too bad considering that the lamps in question are between 6500k and 14000k and are Ushio for the higher Kelvin lamps and Iwasaki for the 6500k lamps. I intend to buy enough lamps to keep me going for 5 to 10 years. Maybe LED technology will improve enough for me to like it more. The biggest problem with halides is the heat they can produce but that heat means no heater necessary. That also drives down the price to run the tank so the excess heat can be a good thing if managed properly. The good thing is that we keep the temperature no higher than the upper 60s year round. In fact during the summer months we often keep temperatures around 64. That helps offset some of the heating from the halides. The sump will help cool things down also to a degree. In January I will start procuring the lamps as well as the reflectors and sockets. Once I get the lighting done I will get a circulation pump in there. I am thinking about 3200 gph. Once the tank is ready for SPS then I'll get another one. I am attaching a picture of my new (to me) clownfish. They are about 10 years old. They should live another 10 years if I take proper care of them. All I know is that these two are some of the most beautiful clownfish I've ever seen in person.