New 75g after 10 years out of the game

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Been out of the hobby for 10 years and to be honest I wasn’t very good at it the first time and was to busy to do it properly.

Well this time I have 2 little kiddos and want to share my love for fish and do it all the right way so I jumped it head fist and doing it all right this time.

I picked up a 75g local and the journey began.
I always wanted Reef style tank so that’s what I’m shooting for.
3 months in and I’m having so much fun and already working on a nano build for my office.
First pic is recent on back to when I set it up Nov 20th.

75g Build
Sump
Octopus skimmer
2x Nero 5
2x Ai prime 16hd
Live rock
Ato
Red Sea diy net tops
2x fancy clowns
2x black little clowns
Start blenny
Yellow tang
Duncan coral
Candy cane coral
Daisy polyp coral.

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Great to see your enthusiasm. I like your aquascaping. It looks like your tank is very, very clean. What theme or bio type do you envision for your tank: Pivitol species, community, mixed garden
It is most important not to “hodge podge” mix. When I started out 50 year ago, so we made those mistakes. When I read The Natural Reef Aquarium by John Tullock, it all came together. I highly recommend you get the paperback version for $12 from Amazon. It’s priceless and knowledge is power. Enjoy the ride it’s an adventure. I have been addicted for 50 years.


[Debunking the myth that reef aquariums need to be wildly expensive and technologically complex, John Tullock offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful, captive microcosms.
Using live rock and live sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now create vibrant reef tanks that are biologically stable and simple to maintain.]

[With Tullocks suggestions, the reefkeeper can now mimic natural habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color ]
 
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Great to see your enthusiasm. I like your aquascaping. It looks like your tank is very, very clean. What theme or bio type do you envision for your tank: Pivitol species, community, mixed garden
It is most important not to “hodge podge” mix. When I started out 50 year ago, so we made those mistakes. When I read The Natural Reef Aquarium by John Tullock, it all came together. I highly recommend you get the paperback version for $12 from Amazon. It’s priceless and knowledge is power. Enjoy the ride it’s an adventure. I have been addicted for 50 years.


[Debunking the myth that reef aquariums need to be wildly expensive and technologically complex, John Tullock offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful, captive microcosms.
Using live rock and live sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now create vibrant reef tanks that are biologically stable and simple to maintain.]

[With Tullocks suggestions, the reefkeeper can now mimic natural habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color ]
Thank you. I’m leaving more to a mixed reef but possibly mainly softies for the movement a coloration. The kids love the colors and movement of the Duncan and daisy. I def do not want to hogpodg this beautiful tank so far. Taking it very slow and trying to do as much research as possible and keep it as stable and clean as possible. I would love for another tang possibly and or and angle of some sort but Iv read aggression is higher in those specious..
 

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Yellow Tang in 120G is an *****. Blue Tang in 75G gets along with everyone but I can’t keep ornamental macro with him. Sounds like a reason to get another tank.

I must caution you on something vaguely called “new tank syndrome” or as just “the uglies”.

Many new tank start ups using dry rock & sand are plagued with nuisance algae. When you said you used “live rock”, please define live. In most cases live means bacteria & some Coraline algae. I feel this misses the mark for diversity.

This is real live rock.

 
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Been out of the hobby for 10 years and to be honest I wasn’t very good at it the first time and was to busy to do it properly.

Well this time I have 2 little kiddos and want to share my love for fish and do it all the right way so I jumped it head fist and doing it all right this time.

I picked up a 75g local and the journey began.
I always wanted Reef style tank so that’s what I’m shooting for.
3 months in and I’m having so much fun and already working on a nano build for my office.
First pic is recent on back to when I set it up Nov 20th.

75g Build
Sump
Octopus skimmer
2x Nero 5
2x Ai prime 16hd
Live rock
Ato
Red Sea diy net tops
2x fancy clowns
2x black little clowns
Start blenny
Yellow tang
Duncan coral
Candy cane coral
Daisy polyp coral.

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Great looking tank - love your aquascape! I'm just getting started with a 75G and look forward to following your progress
 

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