Quote:don't sweat the petty stuff, just pet the sweaty stuff!
About Yourself:Managed a pet store in 80's, had 23 freshwater tanks, bred central american cichlids bred true chameleons and Phelsuma (Gieco Gecko LOL!)went into the AF and have kids now, so thought it was time to expose them to the wonderful hobby of fish keeping.
Corals/Plants Kept:2-Acans (1 red, 1 green)
2-Monti Cap (1 orange, 1 green)
1-Duncan w/new head
1-Blasto wellsi w/3 new heads
1-Alien Eye Chalice
1-Galaxia (it was on the bottom got bumped by the mag cleaner and all but died...my bad not checking it's location after the bottom relocation)
1-kenyan tree softie
2-Neon Green Sinularia
1-Green Polyped Leather
12+ assorted colored Ricordea
4+ hairy mushrooms
2 Metallic green elephant ears
5 or 6 Green Rhodactis
Many different color Discsomas
Many different color Zoanthids
2 species Pulsing Xenia
Electric Green Colve polyps that have orange tips
Micro blue cloves
Orange Gorgonian (captive frag doing good so far)
6-8 blue leg hermits
1-Scarlet cleaner shrimp
1-growing brittle star ( came as a hitchhiker)
Advice:RESEARCH_RESEARCH_RESEARCH! Go slow buy the best of all the equipment you can afford...do not skimp even if it delays setting up your dream tank, cause in the end you WILL pay for it anyways! Try to use cultured frags whenever possible, join a local reef club and get to know the folks at your LFS well and ask questions that you know the answer to and see the response to check the level of their knowledge.
Fish Kept:Neon tetra, Albino Cory, Otto, Rubberlip pleco, Bumble Bee pleco, German Blue Ram, Farlowella(stick cat), Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Smithii Mantis Shrimp, Fancy Goldfish, Peppered Cory, Green Chromis, Maroon Clown,
Corals/Plants Kept:Rotala indica, rotala rotundifolia, some crypt, java fern, blyxa, singapore moss, lotus, ludwigia broad leaf, Mushroom, Ricordia, Tyree Green Toadstool, Euphillia, Favites, Zoanthid(armor of god, nuclear green, dragon eye, orchids, and more without names), Xenia, Kenya tree, dendrophilia, green acropora, tubs green birdsnest, starpolyps, lobophillia, acans, and probably a few more i forgot.
About Yourself:I got into the hobby right out of college...Thought it would be fun to get a gold fish in a little 3 gallon aquarium and it just kind of exploded from there. I now have the nano reef, as well as two fresh water tanks and a couple of reptiles to go along with my cat. I work part time in the fish department of a local pet store and don't really consider it work. It's my hobby and I love seeing people get excited about fish and corals!
Fish Kept:Fish kept: Yellow Watchmen Goby paired with a Michael's Target Pistol Shrimp, Green Clown Goby, Purple Fire Fish, Tail Spot Blenny, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Pom Pom Crab, Pink Emerald Crab, 2 margarita snails, 3 astrea snails, 1 turbo snail (off and on...replace when he dies and need another), 5 hermit crabs, Pink with Green center Tube Anemone
Corals/Plants Kept:Corals: Blastumossa Welsii, Blastumossa Merleti, Pavona Maldivensis, Orange Eye Chalice, Green Trachophylia/Wellsophyllia, Red and Green Trachophyllia, Candy Cane Calaustria (Trumpet), Blue Anthelia, Green Spongodes, Blue/Purple Mushrooms, Red Mushrooms, 2 or 3 different kinds of Zooanthids, Purple and Green Favia Brain, Metallic Green Star Polyps, Duncanopsammia (Duncan), Orange Carpet Lobophyllia, ....I think that's it
Advice:My advice is to take it slow, don't over feed, do it right, invest some money in the set up, read a book or two, don't rely entirely on the internet for resources because there is a lot of incorrect info out there, and most importantly TAKE IT SLOW AND DON'T OVER FEED!
Corals/Plants Kept:1 Speckled Green Bubble Tip Anenome
1 Three Headed Green Tip Frogspawn
1 Rainbow Open Brain Coral
1 Plate Coral
1 Neon Green Candy Cane Coral
1 Neon Green Clove Polyp Colony
1 Inside Out Zoanthid Colony
1 Sean's Pinky Zoanthid Colony
1 Eagle EyeZoanthid Colony
1 Blue Magician Zoanthid Colony
1 Green Star Polyp Colony
1 Red Monti Cap
About Yourself:I have been keeping sw tanks for 9 years. I curently have 3 peaceful reef tanks and a 47g column scorpion fish reef tank, and 4 tanks for my clownfish breeding projects, 3 tanks for culturing rotifers,tigger pods,and grass shrimp
Fish Kept:helfrichi firefish, maine blizzard clowns(platinum variant), pair of warpaint gobies, cleaner shrimp peppermint shrimp fire shrimp grass shrimp
Fish Kept:1 Tomato Clown, 1 bicolor Pseudochromis, 1 rock blenny, 1 naso tang, 1 Red banded shrimp, 1 conk, snails, hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants Kept:giant leather toadstool, green montipora, red Lobophyllia, frogspawn, orange sun coral, yellow sun coral, metallic green flowerpot, daisy star polyps, xenia coral, blue mushrooms, green hairy mushrooms, orange mushrooms, green zoanthids, orange zoanthids, green favites brain coral, plate shelf coral, yellow scroll coral, blue maxima clam.