Quote:Sometimes you have to cross the valleys to reach the top of the mountain
Fish Kept:1 Ocellaris Clown
1 Yellow Tang
1 Engineering Goby
1 Yellowhead (Pearly) Jawfish
1 Tiger Striped Serpent Star
1 Rose Urchin
1 Rock Clam
Many Cerith, Nassarius, Astrea, and Turbo Snails
Many Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
Corals/Plants Kept:Lots of Mushrooms... (Hairy, Lavender, Metallic Purple, Red and Green, and Bubbles), Ricordia, Mushroom Anemones, Colt Coral, 4 Tree corals, Large Feather Dusters, Green Star Polyps, Purple, Red, Green and Orange Zoos.Large Green Brain. Lots of White Pulsing Xenia. orange Ball Sponge.
Advice:Be Patient and do not cut short when buying equipment. Make sure you have plenty of filtration and live rock. Making your own rock at home saves a lot of money and aggravation in trying to keep algae down. I have also had more luck keeping my temp. at around 82 degrees F. My corals get larger and also multiply much faster at this temperature.
Fish Kept:Naso Tang
Mated Pair Percula Clowns
Corals/Plants Kept:Sps, Lps, Zoanthids
Advice:Take it slow! Get on a good reef froum and read, learn, ask, and read some more. There will be up's and down's in this hobby, but it is worth it. Make sure you price check on your equipment. Usually the net is so much cheaper.
About Yourself:i did fresh water for 4 years was allwase interested in a reef but was afraid n just decided to pull my finger out of my a.... n do it n im so glad i did
im a diesel mechanic n that takes up most of my time the rest is my wife n tank no kids yet so dont know what the hell ill do then .
Corals/Plants Kept:pagoda,candy cane,torch, ass zoos,frog spawn,green mushrooms,red n green scolimia, rock anenamy,blassto wellsi , eligance n still stocking
Advice:lots of patiance i didnt at first n learnd the hard way but at least i learnt from them.find a really good retailer you can trust go to several thats how you tell who is honest n who is a sailsman,im lucky i found 2 really great dealers
Fish Kept:(2) Flase Perculas
(5) Dispar Anthias
(2) Green Chromis
(1) Copperband Butterfly
Corals/Plants Kept:lots of pretty ones, and easy ones.
Advice:Plan and read. I wouldn't buy anything until your sure about the size of everything you want and the equipment needed to maintain your tank.You can usually figure about $30 - $35 a gal for a tank that is fully set up with livestock. Make sure to support your Local Fish Store, and check the internet to see if there is a good local reef community or forum board. My local board is: www.sdreefs.com
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