I?m back! 120g tank thread

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So it has been roughly 7 years away from the hobby but as we all know you can never stay away for ever. More to come on my tank but I had to post a pic since I just picked up 90 Ibs of rock from Absolutely Fish today after having 80 Ibs of base rock and live sand in the tank for a couple weeks. Their annual sale is going on so I got a great deal on the rock which was a bonus! Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic will update this thread with equipment and quality pics soon.
 

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Thanks, Charlie. Running 3 x Viparspectra 165w LED at 5%. Researched the most on the lights since LED were just hitting the market when I was last in the hobby. Based on reviews and price point I decided on these. They look great, save money, and so much less heat than MH. The shimmer isn?t as nice as MH but the pros outway the cons. Hope to update more pics and equipment this week.
 

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Getting impatient but good news is levels are all good with only a mini cycle from adding rock from LFS! Maybe fish next weekend if all continues well.
 

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Crazy good. Added two Jebao OW40 power heads. Running at 50% they comminicate great and make an awesome wave in the tank. Also super quiet. Cannot beat the price!
 

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Some updated pics. I added crown molding and top to canopy along with molding around base of tank and floor. Also, added some occupants!
 

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Thanks. Canon xti.

Fish are pretty much at the max (maybe a little overstocked) but skimming heavy with weekly water change so all should be fine and what fun is a tank if you can?t fill ?er up!

Black Darwin Clowns (pair)
Flame Wrasse (pair)
Ebili Angel
Coral Beauty
Yellow Tang
Hippo Tang
Midas Blenny
Exquisite Wrasse
Orange Spot Goby (pair)-made their burrow in back of tank, can?t see them but they are there
Melanurus Wrasse
 

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Added 2x 60? 80w T5 retro kit to supplement LEDs. What a difference! LED alone are nice but the added T5s really saturate the tank and fill in the gaps that the LED miss.
 

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Ok, so I picked up a Dracula Goby and Tiger Pistol shrimp and added to tank. Pistol got to work digging a burrow until the melanurus wrasse noticed the shrimp. I am not one that would put anything in a tank knowing it was not safe and since they are hit and miss I figured give it a shot. Well, leasson learned. I saw him get lose and shoot into the rock work so hopeful this guy made it but holy lord my pair of flames jumped in as well and thought this guy was a goner. Dracula looks to have a burrow in the same area so fingers crossed.
 

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Update: the tiger pistol made it and has constructed a nice burrow for it and the Dracula Goby! Love watching this guy bulldoze away while the goby keeps guard.
 

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