Advice:be patient, do your research, be patient, and get the right equipment the first time
Description:updated pic of 180
Rated #3: Fish Tank Picture
Rank:#3 out of 91 Additional Tank Picture submitted all-time
Number of votes:12
About Yourself:A photographer and graphic designer by trade, I've long enjoyed taking care of an aquarium, because it's a lot like working in a darkroom. There's chemistry and method and skill involved, but it's very relaxing, and when you see the results of your work, there's a sense of accomplishment, pride and even peace.
I prefer a natural-looking environment in my aquarium, though I do also prefer artificial plants, because planted aquariums are a bit more work than I have time for (much like saltwater/reef aquariums).
Video of my aquarium can be seen at: http://youtu.be/iVifqpdDWb0
Advice:Do your homework (read every aquarium site and forum you can find), get a good test kit (API master test kits are excellent), don't panic when your water clouds up when you first set up your tank, even when clarifiers won't get rid of it (this is just bacterial bloom, and it'll clear up on its own as the tank gets established), keep up on your water changes and gravel vacuuming, don't overstock, don't overfeed, don't over-treat with chemicals, and, most importantly, don't over-fuss. It's easy to take care of your tank and your fish as long as you approach it as being nothing more than a series of very simple steps that, if you follow them, will just work out.
Description:Here's a closeup of the inside of my tank.
Rated #4: Fish Tank Picture
Rank:#4 out of 91 Additional Tank Picture submitted all-time
Number of votes:72
About Yourself:my love to the ocean and natural reefs got me into this great hobby.Many thanks to all others for shareing their knoledge.
Fish Kept:/sorry not a fish guy.they'r all beautifull...
Corals/Plants:mainly sps.w/some lps and quadr.anemone
Advice:one of the best things I started is-reeftank[for life]I have many achievemants in my life and u have to be perfectioniest to rich the highest point.Do alot of your own reaserch in every aspect....
Rated #5: Fish Tank Picture
Rank:#5 out of 91 Additional Tank Picture submitted all-time
Number of votes:109
Description:180 gallon sps/hardcoral reef tank. Modifed berlin setup, LR/LS.
Rated #6: Fish Tank Picture
Rank:#6 out of 91 Additional Tank Picture submitted all-time
Number of votes:105
Fish Kept:1 Naso Tang
3 Yellow Tangs
1 Kole Tang
1 Blue Tang
1 Fox Face
1 Copperband Butterfly
4 Lyetrail Anthais (1 male, 3 female)
1 Blue Devil Damsel
Lemon Lime millepora
Becker Blue Tort
Blue tip Stag
Sky Blue tipped aspera
Purple and blue rubosta
Teal Corallites nobilis
Purple tip deswali
Glowsticks and sapphire kimbesis
Barney purple encrusting
Blue polyp encrusting
Green and orange polyp encrusting
Pink pocillopora damicornis
Green Pink pocillopora damicornis
Green Star Polyps
Zooanthids (assorted colonies and colors)
Advice:If I were to give anyone words of advice I would tell them to be patient, good things take time to develop.
Too many people rush into things and fail to allow their aquariums to reach their full potential.
Read as much as can, books and forums are great tools. This hobby has many great people ready and able to answer almost all questions thrown their way. So if you're unsure about anything please ask. Hopefully as the years pass this hobby will become more accessible; with new technologies developing rapidly it's an exciting time to be in this hobby.
Rated #7: Fish Tank Picture
Rank:#7 out of 91 Additional Tank Picture submitted all-time
Number of votes:81
About Yourself:35 years old, live in Como, George Clooney's holiday place ;-)