A Bit About me I'm Justin! I'm originally from Monterey, and now reside in Union City. I work in Santa Clara as a data center electrician, and enjoy working on cars, watching the Giants, 49ers, Sharks and Warriors games. Those last two...sigh. And I like good beer. And good wine. You can also find me on RC under the username Spoon671. I've been in this hobby for well over a decade now. I left for a few years and currently am trying to make a comeback tour. I feel like a complete beginner this time around..it's totally weird. I catch myself hanging around the LFS' asking all those annoying questions. My two go to spots are Neptune and Reef Raft. LED lighting has me totally flipped...I came from Giesemann MH land. This time, I know how to use the search function on the forums too. Below is simply what I'm starting with. I think I'm off to a pretty strong beginning..but who knows? I'm a little OCD about some things so I may swap stuff out as time goes on...I have come to grips that I may make a mistake or two. Forgive me in advance. I'll make sure to keep this thread updated. :beer: Equipment Tank and Filtration - Innovative Marine Nuvo 16 AIO - Sicce Synchra 1.5 (357gph upgraded return pump) - Stock return plumbing - Deleted stock media baskets Heater - ViaAqua Titanium 200w Lighting - Kessil A350W - Le Russo Designs Slim Line (glass mount, stainless steel hardware, CNC'd billet aluminum clamp and fixture mount) Control - Neptune Apex w/ Temp and Lab Grade pH Probes - eShopps Magnetic Probe Holder Inhabitants - 11lbs Marco Rock - 10lbs CaribSea Fiji Pink Live Sand - Boring..sorry! End Goal Ultimately, not unlike everyone else here, I want to have my own little piece of ocean. I want a mixed reef. Some SPS I'd love to have are Plating Montipora and maybe a Birdsnest. LPS I'm shooting for are those choice colored Hammer Corals, and I'll probably look into a small Elegance. They can be aggressive though. Ugh, I am realizing it's going to be tough to fit all that in a small tank like this, so as time goes on I will of course roll with the punches and create what I can, while trying not to kill anything. I may look into an Vortech MP10...once cycle is complete. As for fish, I dunno. I really love those Gobies that take bites out of the sand. Those are super cool! Here are a couple pics! Tank is in cycle. I love entertaining comments and suggestions. Thanks for looking!