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You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
-Steven Wright
My 110 gallon 60"x18"x24" mixed reef tank with a 45 gallon refugium.
Thread restart for this tank that was started in January 2022 with a used tank and rocks. It was an ugly mess that I've slowly been saving. My goal has been to experience as much as I can to find my niche in this hobby.
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The utility corner:
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Current Stock:

Fish:
  • Frostbite & domino clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
  • Benggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni
  • Red firefish, Nemateleotris magnifica
  • Common foxface, Siganus vulpinus
  • Royal gramma, Gramma loreto
  • Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas
  • 2 Mandarins, Synchiropus splendidus
  • (one eyed) Orange spot goby, Amblyeleotris guttata
  • Red Sea leopard wrasse, Macropharyngodon marisrubri
  • Radiant wrasse, Halichoeres iridis
  • Pink streaked wrasse, Pseudocheilinops ataenia
  • Lunate fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lunatus
  • Exquisite fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus exquisitus
  • Timor wrasse, Halichoeres timorensis
  • Yellowtail wrasse, Anampses meleagrides
  • Red saddled anthias, Pyronotanthias flavoguttatus
  • Dusky margined wrasse, Halichoeres marginatus
  • Blue flasher wrasse, Paracheilinus cyaneus
  • Ruby longfin fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus rubeus
Inverts:
  • Skunk cleaner shrimp
  • Fire cleaner shrimp
  • 5 Peppermint shrimp (3 in refugium)
  • Tiger pistol shrimp
  • 2 Tuxedo urchin
  • Shortspine urchin
  • Banded serpent starfish
  • Brittle starfish
  • Sand sifting starfish
  • Red and pink rock flower anemone
  • Zebra rock flower anemone
  • 3 Green rock flower anemones
  • Fighting conch
  • Various nassarius snail species
  • Mexican turbos
  • Trochus snails
  • Astrea turbos
  • Margarita snails
  • Various trochus snail species
  • Bumble bee snails
  • Various hermit crabs
Soft coral:
  • Green star polyp
  • Koji Wada Pink Nephthea
  • Green toadstool leather
  • Grandis palythoas
  • Zoanthids:
    • Fruit loops
    • Jungle juice
    • Pixie dust
    • Tangerine dreams
    • Star Foxx
    • Punk rockers
    • Candy apple reds!
  • Orange ricordea florida
  • Green pipe organ
  • Pink clove polyps
  • Hairy green mushroom
  • Firecracker clove polyps
  • Purple gorgonian
LPS:
  • Green duncan Coral
  • Red Blastomussa
  • Red micromussa
  • Green elegance
  • Purple/green (branching) frogspawn
  • Gold (wall) hammer
  • Yellow (wall) hammer
  • Pink (wall) hammer
  • Red and green leptastrea
  • Gold galaxea
  • Green and blue galaxea
  • Yellow bernardpora
  • Green goniopora
  • Barbie goniopora
  • Blue branching alveopora
  • Red chalice
SPS:
  • Green stylophora
  • Purple stylophora
  • Freak hair (encrusting) pavona
  • Blue (encrusting) pavona
  • purple (ridged) pavona
  • Red (branching) montipora
  • Red plating montipora
  • Sunset motipora
  • Jack-o-lantern Leptoseris

Other Equipment:

Lights:
  • AI blade grow
  • 2 AI prime 16s
  • Fluval planted 36" (refugium)
Filtration
  • Tunze 9012 skimmer
  • Shark 80
  • Filter sock and sponges
Other:
  • Jebao SCP-70 wave maker
  • 2x Aquamai KPS
  • AQUATOP Heater and controller
  • Fluval heater
  • Prism ATO
 
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You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
-Steven Wright
My 110 gallon 60"x18"x24" mixed reef tank with a 45 gallon refugium.
Thread restart for this tank that was started in January 2022 with a used tank and rocks. It was an ugly mess that I've slowly been saving. My goal has been to experience as much as I can to find my niche in this hobby.

Current Stock:

Fish:
  • Frostbite & domino clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
  • 2 Benggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni
  • Red firefish, Nemateleotris magnifica
  • Common foxface, Siganus vulpinus
  • Royal gramma, Gramma loreto
  • Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas
  • 2 Mandarins, Synchiropus splendidus
  • Court Jester Goby, Koumansetta rainfordi
  • (one eyed) Orange spot goby, Amblyeleotris guttata
  • Red Sea leopards wrasse, Macropharyngodon marisrubri
  • Radiant wrasse, Halichoeres iridis
  • Pink streaked wrasse, Pseudocheilinops ataenia
  • Lunate fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lunatus
Inverts:
  • Skunk cleaner shrimp
  • Fire cleaner shrimp
  • 5 Peppermint shrimp (3 in refugium)
  • Tiger pistol shrimp
  • Porcelain crab
  • Tuxedo urchin
  • Banded serpent starfish
  • Brittle starfish
  • Sand sifting starfish
  • Red and pink rock flower anemone
  • Zebra rock flower anemone
  • Fighting conch
  • Various nassarius snail species
  • Mexican turbos
  • Trochus snails
  • Astrea turbos
  • Margarita snails
  • Various trochus snail species
  • Bumble bee snails
Soft coral:
  • Green star polyp
  • Koji Wada Pink Nephthea
  • Green toadstool leather
  • Yellow parazoanthids
  • Grandis palythoas
  • Zoanthids:
    • Pandora
    • Utter chaos
    • Fruit loops
    • Jungle juice
    • Pixie dust
    • Tangerine dreams
  • Orange ricordea
  • Green pipe organ
LPS:
  • Green duncan Coral
  • Red Blastomussa
  • Red micromussa
  • Green elegance
  • Purple/green (branching) frogspawn
  • Gold (wall) hammer
  • Red and green favia
  • Yellow leptastrea
  • Gold galaxea
SPS:
  • Green stylophora
  • Purple stylophora
  • Freak hair (encrusting) pavona
  • Blue (encrusting) pavona
  • purple (ridged) pavona
  • Red (branching) montipora


Other Equipment:

Lights:
  • Fluval marine 48"
  • 2 AI prime 16s
  • Fluval planted 36" (refugium)
Filtration
  • Tunze 9012 skimmer
  • Tidal 110 HOB
  • Fluval FX6 (return pump and filter)
Other:
  • Jebao SCP-70 wave maker
  • Aquamai KPS
  • Eheaim heater
  • Fluval heater
  • Prism ATO
Cant wait to see all the corals! Especially the Stylos and the Duncan! I plan on having a Duncan coral garden so I look forward to seeing yours grow. Any plans to squeeze in a new fish? Aquascape ideas?
 

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You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
-Steven Wright
My 110 gallon 60"x18"x24" mixed reef tank with a 45 gallon refugium.
Thread restart for this tank that was started in January 2022 with a used tank and rocks. It was an ugly mess that I've slowly been saving. My goal has been to experience as much as I can to find my niche in this hobby.

Current Stock:

Fish:
  • Frostbite & domino clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
  • 2 Benggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni
  • Red firefish, Nemateleotris magnifica
  • Common foxface, Siganus vulpinus
  • Royal gramma, Gramma loreto
  • Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas
  • 2 Mandarins, Synchiropus splendidus
  • Court Jester Goby, Koumansetta rainfordi
  • (one eyed) Orange spot goby, Amblyeleotris guttata
  • Red Sea leopards wrasse, Macropharyngodon marisrubri
  • Radiant wrasse, Halichoeres iridis
  • Pink streaked wrasse, Pseudocheilinops ataenia
  • Lunate fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lunatus
Inverts:
  • Skunk cleaner shrimp
  • Fire cleaner shrimp
  • 5 Peppermint shrimp (3 in refugium)
  • Tiger pistol shrimp
  • Porcelain crab
  • Tuxedo urchin
  • Banded serpent starfish
  • Brittle starfish
  • Sand sifting starfish
  • Red and pink rock flower anemone
  • Zebra rock flower anemone
  • Fighting conch
  • Various nassarius snail species
  • Mexican turbos
  • Trochus snails
  • Astrea turbos
  • Margarita snails
  • Various trochus snail species
  • Bumble bee snails
Soft coral:
  • Green star polyp
  • Koji Wada Pink Nephthea
  • Green toadstool leather
  • Yellow parazoanthids
  • Grandis palythoas
  • Zoanthids:
    • Pandora
    • Utter chaos
    • Fruit loops
    • Jungle juice
    • Pixie dust
    • Tangerine dreams
  • Orange ricordea
  • Green pipe organ
LPS:
  • Green duncan Coral
  • Red Blastomussa
  • Red micromussa
  • Green elegance
  • Purple/green (branching) frogspawn
  • Gold (wall) hammer
  • Red and green favia
  • Yellow leptastrea
  • Gold galaxea
SPS:
  • Green stylophora
  • Purple stylophora
  • Freak hair (encrusting) pavona
  • Blue (encrusting) pavona
  • purple (ridged) pavona
  • Red (branching) montip


Other Equipment:

Lights:
  • Fluval marine 48"
  • 2 AI prime 16s
  • Fluval planted 36" (refugium)
Filtration
  • Tunze 9012 skimmer
  • Tidal 110 HOB
  • Fluval FX6 (return pump and filter)
Other:
  • Jebao SCP-70 wave maker
  • Aquamai KPS
  • Eheaim heater
  • Fluval heater
  • Prism ATO
This tank sounds stunning! Cant wait to see an FTS of it.
 

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Look how young that iridis is! I miss when mine was that small and not quite as much of a boss. Now my jade is lucky if he’s given someone to ‘boss around’.
 
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We need to get @i cant think and @SaltyT in here!
Where's the embarrassed reaction?
Cant wait to see all the corals! Especially the Stylos and the Duncan! I plan on having a Duncan coral garden so I look forward to seeing yours grow. Any plans to squeeze in a new fish? Aquascape ideas?
Well the Duncan is currently not enjoying my new flow but has like 10 heads from 2. As for the SPS some small frags died in the cyano outbreak but the stylo and pavona did fine (just added the Monti and it is tiny).
I'm using filters to combat the blue as you can see:
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If only there weren’t so many zoanthids, I bet an Angel would look stunning ;)

P.S. I still love my wrasses but that regal is really competing with them.
 
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This tank sounds stunning! Cant wait to see an FTS of it.
Added to the main post but here's a before and after. Do regret the background; I wanted black but this was the best the store had and couldn't wait to start thus the weird coral background. Ah well.
 

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If only there weren’t so many zoanthids, I bet an Angel would look stunning ;)

P.S. I still love my wrasses but that regal is really competing with them.
That's what the FOWLR is for. I was going to get a Pomacanthus navarchus but you have me reconsidering. Are they especially fond of zoas?
 

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That's what the FOWLR is for. I was going to get a Pomacanthus navarchus but you have me reconsidering. Are they especially fond of zoas?
Most angels seem to love zoas but some of the ones known for being reef safe (or more reef safe) don’t seem to always touch them. Regals are known for being slightly more reef safe but still seem to enjoy zoas (rarely anything else though).

I assume if you feed them plenty then you should be good :)
 
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Most angels seem to love zoas but some of the ones known for being reef safe (or more reef safe) don’t seem to always touch them. Regals are known for being slightly more reef safe but still seem to enjoy zoas (rarely anything else though).

I assume if you feed them plenty then you should be good :)
The other issue is I'm taking no chances with even semi-aggressive fish in this tank anymore. Two too many mistakes there.
 

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The other issue is I'm taking no chances with even semi-aggressive fish in this tank anymore. Two too many mistakes there.
I’ve found that Narvachus is one of the less aggressive angels however I definitely understand the caution - I’ve felt with a nasty Scopas that nearly killed everything in the tank after just snapping one day.
 
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Some of my favorite corals:
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Gold galaxea - Got 2 weeks ago and was really ugly at first.

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Pixie dust zoas - Prettier in person. Also got 2 weeks ago and it's already grown off the plug. Might have found a way to make some money back. They're not cheap.

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Gold hammer - Newish coral and has great depth of color.

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Pandora zoas - A love hate as they are really ugly in white lights and too fast growing. But in intense blues they are gorgeous.

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Blasto - another that transforms under the right light.

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Elegance - Wish it had more color but love everything else about it.

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RFA - Can't really see the random pink tentacles but a gorgeous RFA.
 
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I'm still trying to fit everything into my tank... :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
Yeah you got it. Glad to see you! This tank definitely benefited from your advice along the way.

If it isn't obvious I wanted to try everything. Looking at my stocking list I think I achieved a lot. So much in fact I just realized I forgot a fish and an invert just writing this. Definitely would have skipped some stuff in retrospect but for the most part I'm happy.
 

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Regals are known for being slightly more reef safe but still seem to enjoy zoas
Well that’s good news. Very reassuring for my Zoa garden lol.
 

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