Firstly, Thanks for taking the time out of your day, to read my thread. I first cut my teeth into marines and reef keeping about 4 years ago now, ..........I started with a 4ft set up, running a very basic fish system with a few soft corals. what a time that was!...lots of mistakes, cash wasted, gadgets purchased etc etc...the biggest frustration was the amount of different advise that was given by various parties, most of it conflicting, Im pretty sure that you all have had this happen as well! I then joined a couple of Reef Forums to seek more info, some great, some OK, and some utter crap!...........but in the main, I gained a hugh amount of useful practical info which has helped me create the system I now have today. which I just 100% adore. My main aim now is to absorb more info and gain a better understand of how to run a big SPS/LPS dominated system, with a big head of fish,........... My ultimate goal is to upgrade to a 10ft x 3ft wide x 30" High system complete with a wet/fish/sump room behind it with lots of shiney blue lights and flashing LED Gadgets that I see the real big boys at this game have, oh yeah and pipes lots of pipes, and ball valves......and a BIG Skimmer...calm down duds..calm down! (I'm going to convert my 3 garages into a new living area, so will set this up as a tank in the wall system ..........I hope to be able to turn this dream into a reality in about 12 months time..............money willing of course!..oh yeah, and me begging the wife to let me do it! Please feel free to pass any comments both good and bad, I'm very keen to learn and take note of all you reefers out there, I love to learn new things , ideas and other ways and approaches.............so dont be shy! My aim of this thread is to show the development of my reef over the coming months and years, and I will continue to update this main page with any additions into my reef...............so here we go............... Here's a list of my set up that I have today: Main Tank 72" x 30" x 24" Tank 48" x 18" x 18" Sump Primary Equipment 2 x Vortech MP40w's 1 x Overhead Halide (3 x 250W, 10,000k Marine Lux bulbs, 2 x 54W T5 Deltec Pure Antic tubes, 4 x LED Moonlights).............Main lights on for 6 hrs, antics on for 8, moonlights on for 8 1 x Aquamedic Titan 1500 Chiller 1 x Deltec AP1004 Skimmer 1 x TMC V2 1500 Calcium Reactor using Generation X Media 1 x TMC V2 PH Monitor & Controller + TMC V2 Pro Pressure Gauge 1 x Grotech Tec III NG Doser with EP II extension - Dosing Grotech Corall A, B, C & VitAmmino Sump Setup 100 Micron Filter sock in the 1st chamber of the sump ( I change/clean the sock every week)..and its also filled with Cheto The second chamber houses my skimmer pump, and the return pump for the chiller and a small powerhead to move the water around in the chamber The 3rd chamber has a 6" deep Agramud bed, with some high quality Fuji Live rock - The cleaned water from the skimmer flows into this section as well The 4th Chamber has Deltec active carbon in it, and my inlet strainer for my Calcium Reactor The 5th chamber has my return pump (Aquamedic 6500 Oceanrunner) in it, plus my PH Probe from my PH controller, plus my drip tap from my Calcium Reactor The sump is light by a single 54w T5 Compact Light, which is on 24 hours a day ...........the cheto luvs it!, as do the pods! Fish 1 x Naso Tang - (Naso lituratus) 1 x Vampire Tang - (Acanthurus tennentii) 1 x Pacific Sailfin Tang - (Zebrasoma ?) 1 x Mimic Eibli Tang - (Acanthurus pyroferus). 1 X Orangetipped Bristletooth Tang - (Ctenochaetus tomiensis) 2 x Yellow Tangs - (Zebrasoma flavescens) 1 x Indian Ocean Skunk Anemonefish - (Amphiprion akallopisos) 1 x Pink Skunk Anemonefish - (Amphiprion perideraion) 1 x Blue/Green Chromis - (Chromis viridis) 2 x Yellow Clown Gobies - (Gobiodon okinawae) 1 X Green, Broadbanded Clown Goby - (Gobiodon histrio) 1 x Orchid Dottyback - (Pseudochromis fridmani) 2 x Fire Dartfish - (Nemateleotris magnifica) 1 x Randalls Fairy Anthia -(Pseudanthias randalli) 1 x Bartlett's Anthia - (Pseudanthias bartlettorum) 1 x Fathead Anthia - (Serranocirrhitus latus) 1 x Lyretail Anthia (Male) - (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) 1 x Diadem Anthia - (Pseudanthias parvirostris) Critters Various types of Snails (Vibex, Turbo, Astra sp, True Mexican Turbos, Cerith & Nassarius Obsoleta and Stomatella) 1 x Tiger Cowries 3 x small sea hares 1 x Scutus unguis Limpet 7 x very small hermits (3 red, 3 blue & 1 Hawaiian) 5 x Emerald Crabs 2 x Pacific Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp 1 x Caribbean Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp 2 x True Peppermint Shrimp 2 x Fire Shrimp 10 x Berghia Nudibranches Corals Montis Symphyllias Duncans Favia Frogspawn Organ Pipe Trachyphyllia Cup corals Yellow Sand Polyps Gonioporas Alvoporas Clove polyps Florida Rics various coloured Zoes 160Kilos of Fuji & Indonesian Live Rock that are just busting with life and colour I use a 100GPD 6 Stage RO Man System, to manage my water changes....and I use DELTEC H20 Salt Reef Development Pictures Sept 09...and this is how it looks after 12 months and some restocking and TLC and plenty of fiddlin!