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  1. Hello! I am new here and to reefing in general, been in the planted tank hobby for years and due to budgetary restrictions (unemployed college student) among others like constantly moving etc. I never made the plunge. So now that I possess a real job along with all the accompanying perks like taxes, bills, oh and those wonderful loan payments I decided I was an adult-ish person.  And in my mind the silver lining to adult-hood is that an adult deserves a real tank.  A reef tank!  To blow the remainder of those limited funds!  I know, very responsible.  But hey, thatÂ’s what your 20s are for right?  So that about leads me to the present where I am going to try and get my feet wet in the hobby with an old 20H before I have my own place and have the space for a monster tank.   Feel free to comment, ask questions, and raise concerns!   The Idea/Plan: An attempt to keep things “simple”  Equipment: Old 20 gallon high aquarium (plastic wooden trim old). hob AC 50 with floss, chemi pure blue (after cycle), and maybe phosphate remover down the line. Jager 100w with Inkbird temperature controller. MP10 RapidLed Corona  Water: ATO and AWC by AutoAqua will update with the model - I figure the best way to be successful with this tank is routine and frequent WCs.  I am hoping the AWC will help. Going to try and position the sensors 1/2 inch apart that way the daily WC will be slightly over half a gallon.  Therefore weekly 3.5-4 gallon WC which after all the equipment and rock will be about 33%. Red Sea coral pro salt Aquatic life RO/DI 100g/d  Hardscape: 30 lbs of dry reef saver rock from BRS, terrific stuff.  20 lbs special grade sand  I will also be implementing Dr. TimÂ’s bacterial cycle booster stuff and the ammonium chloride.  Livestock: CORAL!!! - Main reason I am interested in reefing.  I plan on working my way up to sps, speed will depend on how things go. RFAs - Probably a few, I think theyÂ’re awesome! CUC - tbd, I have a few weeks right?  Probably an assortment + a porcelain crab Fish: 6-line wrasse, love these little guys. Tail spot blenny Maybes: clown pair - pretty basic and boring but theyÂ’ve been a favorite of mine since I found out what they were (before finding Nemo ).  Eyeing a maroon gold lighting pair.... SO pretty. goby or goby/shrimp combo - I think the pairing dynamic is cool.   April FTS uglies and all:  One month(+) FTS:  How the tank used to be setup.. Â
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