Thanks for the welcome!!
I'll see what happens with this tank, really just wanted to get back into the hobby again Last time I had reefs was in San Diego and I was heavily into the SDreefs community there, looking forward to meeting up and trading some goodies.
My live rock, which basically sat in a tub with heater/pump for a few weeks, had a green BTA somewhere which apparently split into about a dozen (due to the stress?), so that will be interesting to deal with. I guess at least I don't have to buy one haha. Also a hitchhiker soft tree which I'm worried these might take over since there is a patch from removal before I got the rock that is starting to grow back. Also a few buttons.. oh and I think I'm starting to see some xenia hands showing up. Guess I don't even need to stock the tank haha. I also purchased a snowflake clown and a few frags to test the waters; favia as well as a monti and unknown acro. Also a little cleaning crew and cleaner and peppermint shrimp (had a few aiptasia which is has almost demolished)
System is durso standpipe corner overflow to a old truvu wet/dry filter converted with just some LR and a protein skimmer at the moment. Entire system is maybe ~25g
Ran a full bout of water tests and the results are as follows :
alk/kh: 3.1-3.2 meq/l 8.7-9.0 dkh
I'll have to get some photos once I get my aquarium photography chops up.