I've decided to get rid of my 8 gallon nuvo for something a little larger. My 40 Breeder is actually in my parents basement and I miss having a tank that I don't have to drive 15 minutes to see, so I thought a 20L would be the perfect size for my apartment. So I'm getting rid of my 8 gal and my 28 bowfront (freshwater).
Originally I had wanted to light it with some par 30 bulbs, since I already had one from BoostLED but trying to figure out how many I would need got to be a bit tedious as there was no general consensus. So I bit the bullet and bought this:
Today I'm going to start work on the stand. I hope to have this thing wet a.s.a.p because the whole reason I even need a bigger tank than my 8 gallon is a little true perc that I inherited. I was working on my 40 when my brother came home with a friend of his and had a true perc with them. It was from the kid's mom's tank and she no longer wanted it. I couldn't put him in the display because my clowns would eat him up, but he was far too big to even hold up in my 8 gallon, so the poor little guy, whose name is Blue, has been living in my sump with a naughty coral banded shrimp. I'd really like to get the tank cycling so that Blue can have a new home in a few months.
As far as additional livestock I plan on using this tank to get more experience with SPS, as they still make me really nervous outside of birdsnest corals. Of course I'll have zoas too. I want to get Blue a black and white buddy, and then maybe a goby of some sort, but that's far in the future. I also have a porcelain crab in my 8 gallon, but the YCG that was in there stopped eating about 3 weeks ago and I haven't seen him since. Bummer.
I'll post some pictures of the stand progress later, thanks for looking!