The tank is finally wet. Aquascaped it while it was dry and I think it looks pretty good. I left a lot of exposed sand bed and have minimal rock in contact with the sand (have about 3/4 inch of reef floor special grade). I am guessing I will have it completely full tonight or first thing tomorrow.
I kept the aquascape very simple keeping in mind what I want to keep. I figure a few weeks to cycle and then the first fish can go in.
I have to open the Genie in the Bottle later (denitrator) and I am doing that on the deck. It is like a 5000 year old bottled fart when you open one that has not been running in a while
thanks for the encouragement guys. Thinking some Helfreichis in here Purple tangs will be available again here in the near future too. I guess the embargo ended. Might try to find a real small one and some interesting anthias.