My new 180 Gallon acrylic- mostly fish hoping to add more corals soon

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I had a large 280 gallon ply lookdown for several years and now moving all my fish and few soft corals over to my new 180 acrylic with much better lighting. Moved my maroon pair in first and my two butterflies (cbb and yellow longnose) will be next in a few days as soon as salinity matches between tanks. Then blue hippo tang, bicolor angel, neon dottyback, and flame angel to follow. Lights are 3 aI hydra 52 plus two white two blue t5s. Planning on trying mostly montiporas to start. Simple sump with macro , skimmer, and filter sponge. Hoping the tang and angels can help reduce the algae a bit. Probably done adding fish for a while to focus on corals. Hopefully all fish will continue playing nice with corals.

Here's the clowns/nems and liverock for now.
 

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I had a large 280 gallon ply lookdown for several years and now moving all my fish and few soft corals over to my new 180 acrylic with much better lighting. Moved my maroon pair in first and my two butterflies (cbb and yellow longnose) will be next in a few days as soon as salinity matches between tanks. Then blue hippo tang, bicolor angel, neon dottyback, and flame angel to follow. Lights are 3 aI hydra 52 plus two white two blue t5s. Planning on trying mostly montiporas to start. Simple sump with macro , skimmer, and filter sponge. Hoping the tang and angels can help reduce the algae a bit. Probably done adding fish for a while to focus on corals. Hopefully all fish will continue playing nice with corals.

Here's the clowns/nems and liverock for now.

Love the clowns!
 
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Some of my ceramic rocks. One as mangrove pot. The first is pretty obviously artificial but others not as much. Have got my butterflies in now and the blue tang. Bicolor, dottyback, and lawnmower blenny next week finish QT and in next. Debating on adding an emerald crab I have that devoured bubble algae in QT cause my DT is being overrun quickly with it.

 

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