My First Saltwater Aquarium

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So this is pretty new to me. Never have I really engaged much in forums, but here is goes...

I have always wanted a Saltwater Aquarium after seeing my uncle's when I was 9 years old. While growing up my folks would only get me small freshwater tanks and fish just to get me into how to take care of the perimeters, fish and be responsible. Well here I am, now in my 30's and I have finally purchased my very first saltwater setup. Had I known about R2R beforehand, I would have started a thread prior to setting everything up.

PS. I would be very open to a Reefing mentor since I am so new to the hobby.

EQUIPMENT:

Tank: AquaTop Recife 40 Gallon AIO with Stand (No Sump)

Light: Upgraded to an AI Hydra 32

Rock: Some sort of rock my LFS recommended. They stated they hand make it and it contain calcium in the material.

Sand: CaribSea Fiji Pink

Skimmer: IceCap K1 Nano

ATO: XP Aqua Duetto

Flow: AI Nero 5 and Hydor Koralia Nano 565gph

LIVESTOCK:

Pair of Mocha Storm Clownfish
Bi-Color Blenny
Small Scopas Tang (Looking to upgrade tank before he outgrows this one)
Cleaner Shrimp

CORAL:

Radioactive Dragon Eyes Zoa
Gatorade Zoa
Rasta Zoa
WWC Mambo Jambo Zoa
WWC Blue Steel Zoa
Temptation Zoa
Enchantress Zoa
Blue Moon Acans
Basic Green & Purple Acans
Fire & Ice Acans
Indo Ultra Rainbow Hammer
Top Fuel Favities
WWC Viper Favia
Neon Duncan
Purple Stylophora (First try at SPS)
No-Name Frogspawn from my LFS
Trying to grow some GSP on my back wall

Pretty bad photo but I am waiting on an orange lens for my DSLR.
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Nice.
How do you like the Nero 5 for circulation? I like the puck style powerheads and may want to get some when my current Jebao's need to be replaced.

Thanks for posting.
 
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Nice.
How do you like the Nero 5 for circulation? I like the puck style powerheads and may want to get some when my current Jebao's need to be replaced.

Thanks for posting.
I really love it. Took awhile to figure out exactly how I wanted it programmed for my tank size. Adding the little Hydor on the other side of the tank definitely helped out a ton to make sure I was getting circulation all around. I felt like I either had the Nero5 too high or too low at times.
 

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