Say Cheeze! My Fiji Cube 38 AIO Peninsula is up!

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Hi everyone! I've been out of the hobby for about 12 years now, but the itch (not ick thankfully) never went away and I finally dove back in! A LOT has changed since I last scrubbed algae off my glass, but thanks to this great forum and you all I've been catching up. So after weeks of (im)patiently waiting on orders and equipment, I finally have my new Fiji Cube 38 AIO Peninsula wet! As I cycle this rimless beauty, I'll update my thread but here it is for now:

Tank: Fiji Cube 38 AIO Peninsula
Stand: Fiji 38 stand (drilled 3" hole in side to run power cables under tank)
Lights: two Ai Prime 16 HDs
Powerhead: Ai Nero 3
Protein Skimmer: AquaMaxx WS-1 (had to trim the intake nozzle so it fits in the middle AIO chamber...not yet installed but might swap this if too large for an Eshopps Nano Skimmer or a Hydor Slim Skim)
Return Pump: stock that came with tank (for now)
ATO: AutoAqua Smart (not yet installed, might return and replace with XP Aqua Duetto if sensor does not work in dark chamber)
Heater: Cobalt 150w
Filter Sock for carbon (stock that came with tank)
Rock: 27 lbs of Macro Rock (dry)
Substrate: 30 lbs of dry Tropic Eden MacroFlakes
Salt: Tropic Marin reef salt
UV Sterilizer: AA Aquarium Green Killing Machine 9w (not installed, but have it for down the line when needed)
Red Sea test kits
Red Sea tank cover I'll put up one day soon
BRS RO/DI 5 stage system
No Control Center (I'm old school)

I'm starting the fishless cycle today with Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter XLM and QuikCycl.

Final note: I forgot how humbling and rewarding this hobby was, and respect the patience involved. And I look forward to getting advice and answers from you all as my tank evolves!

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looks good man I have there 18.5 now the 20 peninsula love it.
only think i would suggest it hang your AI primes if you can, or build a floating canopy or t slot system for them. gotta keep that clean peninsula look. but what do I know...lol
 
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looks good man I have there 18.5 now the 20 peninsula love it.
only think i would suggest it hang your AI primes if you can, or build a floating canopy or t slot system for them. gotta keep that clean peninsula look. but what do I know...lol
Good thought for the lights! Definitely something I will consider as I continue to tinker and upgrade!
 
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Good thought for the lights! Definitely something I will consider as I continue to tinker and upgrade!
hope I did not come off as suggesting it does not look great, as it deff. dose!
just an idea.
I would LOVE another fiji cube tank ( not that I need anymore ) but hey always room for one more eh?

what is your stocking list?
 
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hope I did not come off as suggesting it does not look great, as it deff. dose!
just an idea.
I would LOVE another fiji cube tank ( not that I need anymore ) but hey always room for one more eh?

what is your stocking list?
Nope, didn't come off that way at all...after all, I'm here for ideas and suggestions!

I'm not sure yet on my stock list, but I should start thinking about that huh! Honestly was just going to see what my LFS has in stock and go with the flow...my old tank years ago was mostly LPS (hammer, brain, bubble) which I loved, so may go more that way with a couple of SPS.
And fish wise, maybe a clown, wrasse and goby with a sand sifting star and cleaning crew to start?
 
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