Starting up a tank thread here (also maintaining similar on R2R).
After poring over options and losing out on some craigslist/facebook items that were much more reasonable, a RedSea Max-E 260 popped up on craigslist (with a very substantial credit thrown in at a LFS). It was out of my price range but was exactly what I wanted so i fired up eBay and sold off my vintage video game collection gathering dust and jumped in. I work from home and this is setup in my office. Awesome stress relief to spin my chair and stare at it for 5-10mins 4-5 times a day.
I've really enjoyed the start of this hobby and the LFS I've frequented (Woodys, CuttleFish, All Things) have been super helpful and easy to talk to, get advice, etc..
I'm mostly enjoying getting small frags and watching them grow. Currently 5 weeks into waiting out Ich in the main tank so only have 2 clowns (in QT right now). Can't wait to be able to add more fish!
2 Clown fish (Penny & Wise - my daughters choice)
An Island of Xenia
2 Shrooms (1 with child in tow)
Zoas - Space Queen, LA Lakers, Lich Kings, Devils Armor, Fruit Loops, Toxic and ?? can't remember the name of the orange/red/pink/blue guys
Jason Fox Favites
Devils Finger Leather
Purple Pol Birds Nest
Fried Circuit Platy
Waste Management Crew (Emerald Crab, Blue crab, 6 Nassarius and 6 gigantic Trochus)
Current Gear Running
RedSea MAX-E 260 stock (return pumps, skimmer, AI lights)
Tunze Assomolater ATO
Bag of carbon
Icap 3k Gyre
Weekly water changes (20-25%)
Bi-Weekly Carbon replace
Do my best not too kill anything
Put the RedSead DIY net together before I have a sad event with one of my clowns.