Shep's 20 Gallon Reef

Shep

Reefing newb
Finally got around to starting my new tank, trying to do this one by the book. It is a 20 gallon that I would like to do as a reef tank, this will be my first attempt at reef tank so I would love any tips and tricks that you guys have!

P.S On a side note, I am not the best photographer so the pictures might not always be the best qualityDimensions: 24x12.5x16
Light: Reef Breeders Value LED Fixture
Filter: Fluval C2
Powerhead: 1 Hydor Koralia 4251x Gold Assessor (Assessor flavissimus)
1x Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Couple of snails
Eletric Blue Hermit
Leather Toadstool Coral
Kryptonite and Green Tea Cup Colony Polyp Rock Zoanthus IM
Short tentacle plate coral
Ricordia
 

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I used the reef saver dry rock from BRS and I could not be happier with the product. I asked for some cool pieces and they did an amazing job, plus it was only a little over $2/lbs. I might buy a nice piece of live rock from my LFS to seed everything else but I have had such bad luck with hitchhikers in the past I am a little hesitant to do so.
 
Looks like its finally finished the cycle. My levels are
Temp 75
pH 8
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 15
Salinity 1.024
 
Finally added a fish in, its a Gold Assessor. So far its doing really well, I am trying to get a picture of it but it always darts back into its cave before I can
 
Finally added a fish in, its a Gold Assessor. So far its doing really well, I am trying to get a picture of it but it always darts back into its cave before I can

It will relax in a few days and start swimming in the open when your around the are shy fish.
 
Here are some shots of my new corals! I will get some better pictures up tomorrow. I can't wait to get some more
 

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