So as many of you may now i recently set up my first SW aquarium. However, I have done FW for awhile and a few years ago went planted. Well during the past year I got married, moved, and set up the SW tank. The FW tank I have had for 4+ years stayed at my old place and because of this maintence has been less then ideal to say the least. It is overstocked and the fish grew rather large, the plants grow like weeds to the point that it was a shaded jungle of willow hydro and java moss covering everything, and nitrates through the roof. The penguin 350 filter has become a nitrate factory and no matter how well I clean it the propeller has become very loud and the flow very low compared to its original state. and my old t5 ho light is partially broken (1 of the 2 lights does not turn on at this time zoomed is a bulky cheaply made fixture but while working the plants loved it!) I built a stand that I have yet to stain so I can move it to my new residence and decided to try and revive the tank before it crashes. Everything looked fine and nothing has died in quite awhile but I felt the tank needed a lot of TLC. I did a 90% WC ( removing all fish and plants first so I could reacclimate everyone in a 5 gal pale to avoid any shock issue (everyone survived to my surprise!!) and got rid of most of the moss and cut back a lot of hygro and anubias that had excessive algae grown on the leaves. I plan on buying a new light fixture with bulbs since the old one is partially broken and the bulbs 2+ years old (has lead to soem GSA issue the past few months) and a new filter to replace the penguin 350. Was thinking of addign a small powerhead to help with flow but am undecided on if this would be a good or bad thing. When I do move the tank in a couple months I will repalce the substrate entirely. Lesson learned, never let life get in the way of your tank maintenece because you will spend 10X the time trying to restore their beauty and health then if you jsut took care of it in the first place!