Brink's new 215g

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Brinkfish312

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Ok, so I may be starting this a bit early, but I wanted to at least start the thread before I forget to do it later. We've been out of the hobby for 4 years while living overseas, and while that doesn't sound like a long time, it's long enough to feel like you've forgotten everything you need to know LOL, so I have been perusing forums everywhere. We decided to go ahead and order new stuff this go around, so our stuff should be coming in soon hopefully!! I also started grabbing some equipment while we wait for the tank, and though we still have quite a few things to go, and I am new to most of these brands, I really hope they work great for us, and here is what we have accumulated so far:

215 gal Planet Aquarium tank with crystaline glass (72.5 x 24.5 x 29.5") and stand [both coming soon]
Maxspect Jump DC10 return pump
2 x Reef Octopus Octo Pulse 4 Wave Pump
Trigger Sapphire 39 sump
Eshopps X-350 AXIUM Space Saving G4 Protein Skimmer
And I am really looking at getting the Aquatic Life T5/LED hybrid light fixture, so any opinions/advice about this particular light fixture would be much appreciated.
I will post pics as soon as our tank is delivered and we start getting everything set up. We are more than super ready to get this thing going, but are planning to take things much slower than the first time to avoid some of those same mistakes LOL.
I appreciate any advice and help and am open to all suggestions. Talk to ya'll soon!!!
 

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@Brinkfish312 sometimes simple is the best way to go if you know what I mean! What kind of livestock are the both of you thinking?
A couple clowns, a Hippo, foxface, couple wrasse, couple basslet and maybe some anthia and firefish, a flame angel, yellow tang, maybe a Picasso trigger (even though our last one ate all our cleanup crew) they're just so pretty, and this time we'd like to try a naso tang. List is still a work in progress.
 

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Sump came in today, what a thing of beauty!
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Finally got stand and tank in the house. It's not pushed back to its final resting place yet, and we still need a couple of bulk heads and hose clamps, but everything else is set up. I plan on using the right third of the open stand space for ATO and controller station. No, it's not fancy, but it works lol. Now I get to spend the next couple days playing with rocks!
 

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Finally got the lights up and bulbs in... got a used Aquatic Life T5/LED hybrid fixture, and may I say that this fixture... was a PAIN IN THE A$$$ to hang up. You definitely need at least 2 people and it took hours to get it leveled right LOL. The 6 fish are hiding, think I blinded them when I turned it on. So far we have the 2 clowns, a six line wrasse, a red firefish, a lyretail anthia (will be getting more), a Picasso trigger, a black cap basslet, blue Hippo tang, and in QT we have a juvenile rainbow wrasse. Yay, we'll be ready to add some corals soon! We are going to slowly Amp the lights up from being on a couple hours a day to all day to hopefully slow any ugly stage. Hope ya'll have been doing well and thanks for looking!
 

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