Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Travis and I just moved to davenport about a year ago. Having owned a 96 watt pc fixture for almost three years I am finally able to get my nano going. I have several years experience in moderately planted FW tanks but this s my first foray into SW. My 10 gal nano is now almost 2 weeks old and going well. My tank setup is as follows 10 gal AGA 96w coralife pc fixture 1- leftover tetra 30 HOB 2- maxijet 400 1" - 1.5" of seachem greycoast substrate 12 lbs live rock from aquatic environments CUC- 4 nassarius snails & 2 black mexican? snails I am working on an overflow/closed loop system that will house my heater, one powerhead and hopefully a gallon or so of water. ph- 8.1 temp- 78.5-79.5 nh3/nh4- 0 (after a several day battle with a HEAVILY ingrown sponge/site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif) no2-0 no3- 50 I have begun a heavy growth pf brown algae that my CUC is starting to work on. I also have had over the last two days a huge influx (thousands- they are literally effecting water clarity) of what I believe to be copepods. Is this from my high nitrates and algae bloom??? Just curious. Plans for the tank are mushrooms, polyps, zoas, and some other soft corals. 1 clown goby 1 bangaii cardinalfish?? 1 peppermint, scarlet or banded shrimp I'm looking forward to continuing on in my SW journey and look forward to getting to know my way around here!