Texas 270 gallon reef tank

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Hello, My name is Christian.

I want to introduce you to my 270 gallon reef tank. The aquarium was set up in October 2018.
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I'm running 4 kessil tuna blue a160we over the main display.
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In side my aquarium I have a Neptune Apex wmv here is the flow currently and two small power heads on the opposite side of the aquarium.
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Fish list:
2x clowns
1x chevron tang
1x male squareback anthias
1x female squareback anthias
1x mandarin goby
2x domino damsel
2x yellowtail damsel
1x circus goby
1xRoyal Gramma Basslet

Coral:
Green encrusting gorgonian coral
pink encrusting gorgonian coral
Green star Polyp coral
Pulsing Xenia
mixed zoa's
Thick Finger Leather Coral
Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral
Green Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral
Blue Polyp Cap (Montipora capricornis)
Jedi mind trick montipora
Mixed Rhodactis - Mushrooms
Orange
Purple

Plants:
Green Grape Caulerpa (Caulerpa racemose )
Fern Caulerpa
Dragon's Breath Macro Algae

Anemones:
1x Stichodactyla helianthus
1x Heteractis magnifica
2x The Long Tentacle Anemone, Macrodactyla doreensis
1x sebae anemone (Heteractis crispa)
2x rose Bubble tip anemones

The Aquarium sump
running a Reef Octopus

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Thank you, looks like I will be moving the aquarium in the next 3-5 month to a new location, that I am not looking forward to at all. moving always comes with such a hassle.
 
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Here I my Light schedule with how bright the lights get over the aquarium, I'm not sure if I should make them go to 100% at the peak time of the day or leave them the way it is.
 
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Here's a little tank update. Over the past couple of weeks I've added one green BTA to the tank it likes to move around allot and is sitting right under my leather coral. It's cool except it is also sitting on top of my tri-color yumas so I tried to make it move and it just sucked into the rock work, I'm hoping it moves in a day.
If the anemone does not move well then I think I'm going to turn the whole tank into an anemone aquarium with just rare and colorful anemones.
 
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My chili coral that Only comes out at night.

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My lights will go out one by one until it’s completely dark.
 
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At the beginning of last month we moved into a new place, so we moved the aquarium to our new place in about 6 hours of time.
Lucky for me nothing died :)

Here is an update of the new aquascape. And today I added a line dot flasher wrasse
And a yellow head jaw fish.

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You must have really been hustling to move a 270g in 6 hours even if it was just next door! How much help did you have and were there any lessons that you learned, things that worked out great, or obstacles that you had to work around? Congratulations on the successful move!
 

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Love the pink square anthias! I had one for years that a pair sunburst and trio of generic lyertails. I currently only have a female lyertail from that group 7 years ago she’s still kicking. Tank looks great btw! I’m also in TX.
 
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At the beginning of last month we moved into a new place, so we moved the aquarium to our new place in about 6 hours of time.
Lucky for me nothing died :)

Here is an update of the new aquascape. And today I added a line dot flasher wrasse
And a yellow head jaw fish.

You must have really been hustling to move a 270g in 6 hours even if it was just next door! How much help did you have and were there any lessons that you learned, things that worked out great, or obstacles that you had to work around? Congratulations on the successful move!
It was just three of us and a dolly. I use the 37 gallon black totes from homedepot we ended up using I think 6 of them and then I had some smaller ones that we also used.
I moved the tank a year ago, so it was not too bad to move this time.
Thank you. Now the tank is here to stay for a while.
 

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