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Hi everyone, I am trying to get back to this. I used to have a 90g display and 55 sump/fuge that I had just gotten the way I liked and was building livestock when I moved to the Seattle area (from Corvallis) and couldn't take it. In a condo I lived in at first, I converted a standard 29g aqeon tank into a peninsula by adding some black acrylic to one end. I'll post pictures soon, but I've got about 4-5" on one side that's behind the acrylic. It's split roughly in half with an over/under so there's a 3-4" overflow from the main tank to a 'fuge', then over/under to the return section. return is powered with a hydor pico 70 (20" head max). flow: I've got two hydor koralia 240s running now and am trying to clean up a koralia 700. assuming about 25g of display, that's 47x water flow, but I'm thinking I'll put the 240s on a simple wavemaker, so it'll be more like 37x flow (still not counting the 70gph return's flow). lighting: dual 20w LED, one 10000K, the other actinic blue, can be separately timed. Have a moonlight kit I need to assemble was thinking of adding a submersible light for PAR in the 'fuge' to grow chaeto or micro on a grid for nutrient export, have not purchased yet substrate: Tank was initially set up about 2 years ago, was stabilizing for about 4 months, then I moved to my house and it's been having zero maintenance since then (luckily no livestock except substrate). Not even topoff or heater. no flow, zero maintenance. about 40lbs of rock, mostly dry, about 10lbs was live two years ago... about 2" of sand. was from one of those questionable 'live sand' bags (again, 2 years ago) Yes, I have a BRS 5-stage RODI. I've just got the tanked topped up and am starting a series of 5g water changes, hoping to replace most of the water within a month (5g at a time). I'm ignoring the tank's salinity while doing these, just making sure the new water is dead on. Choices to make: * Do I put a ~5000K submersible light bar in the 'fuge' and grow chaeto or have grid for microalgae? or do I put a tiny skimmer in there? Maybe both if I put the skimmer above the return pump? * Have a topoff I haven't set up yet, should I add nutrients to this? I have a 10g glass laying around I'll probably use to store the source and a diaphragm pump I'll use to move the water * Should I bother with a backpack skimmer? I have an old one (have to check brand) that I once had on a 55g I could probably use livestock: None yet, but I have a vision! I would love to make this an SPS tank with VERY minimal motile livestock. at most, I'm thinking a shrimp or two and MAYBE a small fish (goby?). I'm imagining a tank of montis and acros and something encrusting. I would consider a LPS or something too, especially lower in the tank So once I get the water changes through, I think I'll get 10lbs ish of LR rubble to stick in the return area, just to make sure there's still something live in there. Probably chuck in some tiny shred of something from the seafood aisle and let that ride for a while. Then I'll get to livestock. Thoughts? I know there's a bunch of nano people here, so please give your suggestions for livestock and for my 'choices' that are pending.