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Hey! How are you guys! I'm not really a new member but set up an account in 2011:) then converted to fresh water and an now back on the saltwater train:)

I have a 68 gallon tank, been set up for 2 months now. I am slowly stocking the tank bit by bit, reading and seeing what works. Like bicolour blenny and salarias goby don't work:)

Sorry about the iPhone pic but thats the start of my tank:)
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Looking forward to observing, learning and sharing!
 

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Nice setup you got going :) Hope it continues to entertain you for many more years to come!
 
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Hi and welcome back to MASA. Tank is looking good!!! Give us some specs on your system.
Thanks man! Tank is a standard 4ft, with a 60liter sump, running a aqua medic blue 500 skimmer. Lights 1 dual odyssea and one quad, both running 1000k and 650k T5s. (Not actually sure what the best lights are) are there any threads about T5 lights?

Livestock - banana wrasse, bicolour blenny, 2 firefish, six line wrasse, 2 clown fish and a jaw fish. With a diamond wrasse in a quarantine tank. CUC - 2 target snails, a cleaner shrimp, a few hermit craps, a very shy fire shrimp. Plus a number of common shrimp.

Corals, not really sure of everything, but a boring clam, some zoas, xenia, kenya tree, ears, clove polyps, torch, and some star polyps.

Slowly coming along!
 

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Corals, not really sure of everything, but a boring clam,
Looks like a crocea ;)
You also put it in the right place. Just monitor your calcium levels with it in, clams suck it up very quickly!
 

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Lights 1 dual odyssea and one quad, both running 1000k and 650k T5s. (Not actually sure what the best lights are) are there any threads about T5 lights?
Yes there is a couple of threads regarding T5 lighting. I would suggest 10000k being the minimum white light for T5. You get a wide variety of T5 spectrum lighting from whites to acintics (which really let your coral colours pop). Check the sponsors sights what they are selling this can give you a good indication of what is available. Also look at some of the guys systems and maybe enquire by them what colour selection they are using.
 
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Very nice start to your tank, looking good. :)

I would change those for 10k or Actinic tubes, I used 6500k T5's and boy did the algae flourish, lol.
Awesome, thanks for the advice! I'll look into that what brand do you recommend or are they all much of a muchness?
 

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Not sure what brands are still available as I haven't bought T5's for a couple of years, good brands that I've used are KZ, ATI and Aquamedic. I can't even remember what brands are out there, lol. Reeftek are also available but I've never used those.
 
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