Here's a few pics... Emptied the well water and filled it with RO.. Added the salt and mixing it for a few days... I am ordering the rocks from BRS next week, so hopefully I can get some aquascaping done in a bit... TRYING to go slow... Much more difficult than it sounds!
Sump so far... Still need to add the fuge
light, some sand and box out the return pump
Overflow pipe from tank to sump.. Please excuse my mess..
Pic of the custom built overflow from top of tank..
Full tank shot.. Trying to keep the water moving with random powerheads until I get a wavemaker plan together..
Inside shot of overflow and freshly drilled hole, compliments of Tazzy! THANKS AGAIN!
I have some black and white hawaiian sand I got from a fellow reefer, and I plan to put that in on Tuesday after the salt has mixed and aerated enough...
As far as fish list, I dont' really have one yet... I know the staples:
Pair of Clowns, preferably Picasso, or something else a little different... Maybe maroons... and a couple nems for hosting..
Selection of tangs; I LOVE the look of tangs... I had 4 different types in my 75 before the crash.. A Yellow, Blue Hippo, Kole, and Powder Brown..
Nothing too exotic to start with... Probably a Fairy Wrasse, some smaller, colorful fish like that... I DEFINATELY want a blue spotted jawfish... Things of that variety... Colorful and social mostly..
As far as corals, I've never had much more than some frogspawn, hammer, a some zoa
's.. I would really like to get some varieties of SPS
mixed in throughout... I really like Acan's, Favia, Brains, stags, monti's... Things like that.. I plan to order a calcium reactor and CO2 system when I get the money saved..
For lights, I'm going with t5 and MH mixed... I will be using 3 250w HQI MH and a total of 8 36" T5HO bulbs in a retro, custom canopy.. I want to build the canopy to the ceiling so the tank is floor to ceiling..
My protien skimmer is a Euro-Reef CS180.. I figure that will get me by for a while until I get that thing loaded with livestock, and then I'll have to do an upgrade...
Let me hear your suggestions on the lights... So far I have a 4 bulb CF fixture over it, that I got with the tank just to light it while I work on it, but definately know I need more lights.. Especially for my clam I'm babying the other tank until I can give her the home she deserves.. Could use suggestions of bulb combos for T5, and if there are better options than MH/T5 mix...
Thanks in advance for the feedback!