So after the wife gave the thumbs up for a reef tank again after years without having one. I have been going hog wild on research and I think I am finally to some decision points. Granted I still have to source a lot of these items but I have actually begun to get a realistic list together... Here it goes, again this is more to help me get organized as well as take suggestions from those of you who know more than me when it comes to reef tanks. Purpose: Create a Mixed reef tank with a slightly more aggressive population that can support SPS when I am able to keep tank parameters stable enough long enough, or they will be the very first thing in... :bigsmile: (subject to change as my wallet and wife (SWMBO) permit) Tank A: Tank, Stand Canopy 125 gallon (72x18x22) corner overflow, double piped with return at the oposite end Wood Stand (72x18x36) Wood Canopy (72x18x16) Internal Tank Goodies 2" sand bed of Fiji Pink - 100 pounds 120 pounds of real reef or simular - I really don't want another pistol shrimp, he was a pistol to catch 2 Tunze Turbelle® nanostream® 6055 Might add more pumps if needed, Tunze site thinks above is enough Lighting 6 foot SunBrite LED Fixture Tank B: Tank, Stand Canopy 150 gallon (48x24x24) center overflow Wood Stand (48x24x36) Wood Canopy (48x24x16) Internal Tank Goodies 2" sand bed of Fiji Pink - 120 pounds 150-200 pounds of real reef or simular - I really don't want another pistol shrimp, he was a pistol to catch 2 Tunze Turbelle® nanostream® 6055 Might add more pumps if needed, Tunze site thinks above is enough Lighting 5' Sunbrite LED Fixture Common to Both Tanks Below Tank Goodies Apex Controller Tunze Autotop Off Home Made Sump/fuge combo (trying for 36" tank but will depend on what is available Mag 12??? Tunze Silent for reactors Carbon and GFO reactors Super Reef Octopus XP 2000 External Cone Skimmer Specifications: SRO-XP2000 External 2 part doser, might go 3 to get magnesium heater and or chiller depending on how hot the tank gets on its own Anticipated Fish Load Dwarf Lion - I know it will eat anything that will fit in its mouth but I like them 2 Powder Blue Tangs - Added together Medium to Large White Stripe Maroon Clown Coral Beauty Angelfish Foxface Yellow Tang Blue Tang Sail fin Tang Any Suggestions? Clean-up Crew Snails Red Brittle star Blue Star Any hermits if the live after the lion fish meets the tank If I am missing anything just yell Softies (highly subject to change...) Zoo Garden Tree Coral (Cool Colors) Lavender Mushrooms Long Polyp Leather - Hope the clown might treat like an anemone if the leather gets big enough More suggestions for cool softies that are geared towards beginner LPS/SPS Monties Pink Birds-nest Brain Coral Candy Canes Acros if I can grow them well... last atempt was not great but also not set for success Please feel free to comment, suggest, tear apart etc. as I am hoping to get any headaches out of the way before we start the tank. This is an intensive hobby that I have been out of for a while and can't wait to get back into although this time it will be slower to make sure everything has the best chance possible.