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My home office max e170 that I catch myself staring at. Never did a true build thread but it’s been up for a bit (was an upgrade from a fluval evo 13.5) and has been stabilizing nicely.

Tank: Red Sea Max e170 45 AIO
Rock/sand: mix of Marco Rock/Caribsea/10 lbs of Gulf Live Rock
Skimmer and pump are stock
Lighting: Red Sea Reef LED 90
Heater: BRS 200w titanium w/ink bird
2xNero 3
Aqua duetto ATO w/ stylish Lowe’s bucket for reservoir



Current Stocking:

2 Black and White clowns
Purple Firefish
Sunrise Dottyback
Watchman goby/tiger shrimp combo
3 blue leg hermits
2 astrea snails
1 conch
Various tunicates/feather dusters from gulf rock
Toxic green candy cane coral
Duncan coral
Purple/green frogspawn
Rose coral (hitchhiker)
2 gulf tube corals (hitchhikers)

Various macro algae from gulf rock

Plan is mostly LPS with a zoa garden

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Had to redo my rock work after having to snatch out a murderous dottyback.


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Zoa garden has been planted (lightbulb anemone in background not a big ol Aptasia)

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Hammer frag in temporary spot

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Current fish are 2 pajama cardinals 2 black and white clowns and a purple firefish.
 
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You have got to be kidding me.....when I bought my live rock for my tank I cured it in a smaller aquarium for a week to nab hitchhikers...there was a mantis shrimp that came with it and I thought "great I'll set this small tank up for the mantis when I am done" but it died during the curing process. I decided after a bit that I wanted a Mantis tank anyway and so I ordered one off of TBS and set it up, which they were way delayed on shipping and it finally showed up yesterday (tank has been set up waiting for it for a while). Got it in its new tank, it seems ok, just hanging out in his little hole. This morning I'm sitting in my office and see a puff of sand come out form a rock and go "Oh, the pistol shrimp moved". nope....very small mantis....what the heck....
 

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