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So after changing my mind multiple times I finally have my new (used) tank in my house. I found what I think is a smoking deal. Tank is acrylic, I am aware of the challenges that acrylic can bring, but feel good about it overall.

6ft x 2ft x 2ft
Sapphire sump 39
Temp pH apex controller, with 2 wave makers
Reef octopus skimmer
Steel stand with reclaimed barnwood skirt

For $900!

I just bought 2 AI Hydra 32

There is what I’m sure is a nice fake coral insert, which I have been trying to take out for 3 days. Really really difficult and I’ve almost given up, but I keep trying new tools.

Here are the pictures of just after arrival. It’s not a brand new state of the art system but I’m super excited! This will be a FOWLR system

I’ve done and redone my stock list about 300 times. But feel like I have it solidified now.

Orange back fairy wrasse
Exquisite Fairy wrasse
Longfin fairy wrasse
Scott’s fairy wrasse
Blue head fairy wrasse

1M and 6F Lyretail Anthias

Purple tang (already owned)
White Tail Bristletooth Tang

Stars and Stripes puffer

Emperor Angelfish

Copperband butterfly fish

Magnificent Fox Face

Sargassum triggerfish

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I ommited:

Plumbing will take some creativity. There are 4 holes in the bottom center. So it doesn’t have a traditional overflow. I think I have to seal those and drill the back.

Also, it’s 180 gallons
 

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Sounds like it was originally drilled/setup for a closed-loop system.
Have you considered this instead of sealing, and drilling new?
 
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Update. It took me soooo many hours to get that dang coral insert out. It was so dense but mailable. Had to use a hand saw for most of it. BRUTAL. But so glad it’s done. First picture is after getting it out and vacuuming out all the debris. Then I used novus 1 with a buffer. And ta da picture 2. Ready to move on to plumbing!

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Asking a question that I suspect I know the answer to.

The stock list above is ordered and paid for. Is there any type of coral that is worth trying? I’m set for it to be a FOWLR tank, but if there is some sort of nasty tasting corals or ones that the above fish won’t eat.
 
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