Hi: A few of you wanted updates and pictures of the new reef. Here you go. While it is still a work in progress it has been running since Thanksgiving weekend. There isn't much going on in the way of livestock as it is still cycling. Right now there are 4 blue damsels, 3 small yellow tangs, 24 large turbo snails and as of this weekend, 1 zoanthoid frag just so I can say it's a reef. Before we go too far, I should note that the 225 lb of LR was curing for almost 3 weeks before the tank was set up and the 150lb of sand in the sump was pulled out of my established 210. Basically, the initial cycle was over very quickly. I never had any spike in Nitrites or Nitrates. I didn't bother testing for the first week, but Nitrites have always been at 0 and Nitrates are now about 10. I am now at the tail end of a mild brown algae bloom. Here are pictures of the tank, the hood and th transformers for the MH under the tank. Notice the power cords for the lights. They run up the center of the tank through a bulkhead.