My 90g reef savvy tank - restart 2021

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Long time lurker, first time poster here. I thought I would start logging my reefing journey. Had this tank for about 5 years- rebooted my tank this year.

Tank- 48x24x24 Reef Savvy
Lighting- 3x orphek compact V4 gen 2
Skimmer- Vertex 180 (i think?)
Flow- 2x MP40
Return: eheim 1262

I've made many mistakes in this hobby, including lack of quarantining, lack of testing, lack of maintenance. Reboot was for numerous issues including fish diseases, hitchhikers killing inverts, aiptasia, out of control algae, crappy sump, coral and fish death.

Restart included new rock (all dry), new sand, new plumbing, medicating all fish in separate system. Rock has been wet for about 9 months (4 in brute cans, 5 in tank).

Here are some photos

2018: zeovit method, AI hydras and t5 supplement
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Dry-scaping for re-boot:

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4 weeks ago with happy, disease free fish in new system:

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Current fish stock:

1x powder blue tang
1x yellow tang
1x lyretail anthias
2x clownfish
2x chromis
1x melanarus wrasse
1x long nose hawkfish
1x midas blenny
1x starry blenny


Frags from popular, reputable vendor:
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Now, fallow after catching ich from frags (fish in hospital tank with copper)
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Sump shot:
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Main concern at the moment is keeping the sps frags happy; feeding reef energy AB+, reef roids, dosing brightwell nitrate product daily. watching ammonia in my 40 breeder hospital tank.

Look forward to hearing comments!
 
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Thanks! I can't remember exact height, it is an inch or 2 higher than what BRS recommended. Yeah there is some spillage but not too bad. I have it on 'color and growth' setting, some channels get to 100% during the day.

Quick update- fallow struggles are real - acros losing color, and one RTN'd. At least a few are hanging in there. Algae galore. On a positive note, all 12 fish made it through copper treatment and doing great. . Only 2 more months to go!

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On the fallow home stretch! Only 2 more weeks. Display looking really clean these days, seems to have coincided with a pod explosion- not a single tuft of algae, diatoms, or anything really. Corals hanging in there and slowly regaining some color.
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