My 90 gal reef journey

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Hi everyone,

My name is Raw and this is my build thread. I am a 26 y/o who was lucky enough to get a 90 gal tank from my parents. This tank was running for about 10 years or so, before it was passed to me about a year ago. Running mainly as a FOWLR since any corals they had were gone long before they passed it on to me.

So in the tank when I received it was :

Yellow Tang
Bristletooth Tomini Tang
2 Ocellaris clownfish
Firefish Goby
1 Damsel

New fish since I've had my hands on it :
2 black percula Clowns
Six line Wrasse ( my favorite )

Fish that did not make the cut -
Pink tail triggerfish - I actually fell in love with this guy when I saw him so I brought him home no hesitation, it wasn't until I did my research until I realized I had made a mistake. He was actually quite the character and a very good tank mate. I traded him back into the LFS however, due to the fact he would outgrow my tank and limit the livestock that I can have in my reef.
Goldhead goby - Darted under a rock as soon as I dropped him in the tank never to be seen again until he was just a floating corpse :(
Firefish Goby - Was told these do well in pairs so I felt I should get the lonely one in my tank a buddy. Unfortunately they never quite got along and this Firefish Goby was extra jumpy since day 1, not sure what it was that got him but he disappeared after a few weeks in the tank, presumed dead.




So I will admit I have gone a bit crazier with adding corals and inverts. But I feel like it all has been worth it!

Here' s the first pic I took of the tank when I got it after making a few purchases at the LFS :

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Arrow Crab and Condy Nem are no longer in the tank. The nem got caught by my power head about a month ago and did not die right away but was not able survive the injuries unfortunately. The arrow crab was returned to the LFS after he started picking at my first Zoa frags.

Needless to say this has been a learning experience since the very start.

Here's a pic of my reef taken today, and some random photos I've taken of the beauties in salt box that I love :
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Beautiful tank man. Lots and lots of corals. That thing is going to fill up quickly when everything grows. Gonna be awesome.
Thanks!! That's what I am hoping for!!

It's already pretty awesome seeing some growth especially with my RFAs, some zoas and of course my Xenia and GSP.

I hope to be able to have lots of frags to trade :)


Here's a little pic of the RFA's when I first got them. I've purchased quite a few more but the ones in this pic have doubled or tripled in size in just a short time!
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