Thanks for the nomination.
Some background on my current 300g reef can be found on my build thread HERE. I have been going at this for about 12+y or so. You will see from my thread that I have not done a good job journaling for awhile now, but some current updates include the following:
Anthias always dwindle over time as the females turn into subdominant males. So, every 3-4y, I restock with 12-18 Anthias. It is really enjoyable watching a large harem or two. I also do the same with about 20 blue/green Chromis. They seem to last a couple of years in my tank as they pick each other off as well. I currently do not have any. I have also been tempted to get an Achilles Tang, but worry about upsetting the hierarchy. All fish seem to be doing well for the most part.
While this is a mixed reef, the only soft corals in this system are a few green striped mushrooms (actodiscus) and a few green zoa polyps. I have about 60 varieties of SPS and ~25 varieties of LPS
I brought out one of my old MH 250w lights about 3 months ago to see if color or growth would change with a couple of my across. Now, of course this is not a true experiment, but more of an observation since I don’t really have a good control. As of now, I would say that it is inconclusive...so I will go back to all Kessils + T5.
Looking good Will, it's funny at events whether it's club event or MACNA we talk, we have fun, and it's just some dude. Nothing says "I have a monster tank at home"... maybe that should be the next set of Tshirts, instead of Small/Medium/Large BAR shirts. Have BAR-Nano, BAR-Frag tank, BAR-Regular, BAR-6 footer plus