Advice: Do not experiment with equipment - use good filters, lights and CO2.
Pay attention where you place your planted tank. If you have some direct light in the house, other than aquarium light, pointed on aquarium at time when aquarium light is turned off - you will get algae.
Rated #62: Corals Inverts - Stenopus Hispidus - Banded Coral Shrimp Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank
Advice:Don't overstock your tank. Ive had my tank for about 2 years and have had to redo some things due to overstocking. If your new get a non-adjustable heater it makes maintaining the water temp. easier. Saltwater is as easy as freshwater along as you have time to maintane your tank and saltwalter is somewhat more expensive to do so than freshwater.
Description:My Coral Banded Shrimp
Rated #63: Corals Inverts - Parastacoidea Sp. - Crayfish Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank
Fish Kept:i dont have many fish at the moment as about 6 months ago one of my rio power heads malfunctioned and electrocuted all my fish i was not to happy as i had about 70 fish in the tank at the time. i now have 2 sail fin pleco's 1 at 10" andf one at 5" 1 clown loach 12 tiger barbs 3 green tiger barbs 4 pearl danios 1 silver/bala shark and 1 albino rainbow shark.
Corals/Plants:hygrophila difformis, ludwiga repens, camoba carolina,egeria densa, sagittaria graminea. and a few others im not sure the names of.
Quote:Make your aquarium a "Pristine" environment for your animals.
About Yourself:I've been in the hobby for almost 15 years now. I got into the business about 7 years ago cleaning fish tanks for a local fish store while going to school to get my marine biology degree. After I got out of school, I became the Marine Curator of the World Aquarium in St. Louis, Where I only stayed for 1 year before opening up my own aquarium maintenance business called Pristine Aquatics.
Fish Kept:Black-bird Wrasse, Percula Clownfish, Green Wrasse, Humbug Damsel.
1 serpent starfish for leftover food cleanup
1 brittle starfish for detritus cleanup
10 XLG mexican turbo snails for algae removal
25 Nassarius obsoleta snails for sand sifting.
1000's of copepods, amphipods, chitons, limpets, etc....
Corals/Plants:1- 12"+ Red Montipora capricornis
1- 8" +Green Palau Nepthea Leather
3- 6"+ Sinularia (finger) Leathers
1- 5" Pagoda Cup Coral
1- 4" Pink Pocillopora damicormis
1- 4" Green Pocillopora damicormis
1- 4" Green Montipora confusa
1- 4" Yellow Montipora vietnamensis
1- 5" Acropora solitariensis
10+ various Acropora and Montipora frags 2"+ea.
1-5" Candy Cane Coral
2- 2" Acanthastrea sp.
Advice:Don't always believe what the guy at the fish store tells you, figure it out for yourself and you won't forget how.
Don't be impatient, and READ LOTS before doing ANYTHING!
Make your aquarium a pristine environment for your animals!
Rated #65: Corals Inverts - Procambarus Sp. - Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank
About Yourself:im matt :D im 17 and im a mechanic i love spending time and money in my local aquatic shop and thinking of new ideas for my tank!
Fish Kept:1 five inch blue claw lobster, 3 five inch silver dollar, 2 blue gourami, 2 dwarf gourami,1 gold molly (female) 1 four inch angel fish, 2 common pleco four inch, 1 siameese fighter fish, 1 lonely guppy
Corals/Plants:i am clueless with plants...shamefull i know, there green and some are red :D
Fish Kept:Freshwater: 1 redtail tinfoil barb, 1 albino cory catfish, 3 different mollies and lots of babies, 1 veil angel fish, 1 sword tail, 1 glo fish, 2 lampeyes, 2 cherry tetras, 2 leopard danios, 2 long finned gold danios, 1 pleco , 1 gold dojo and 1 male betta.
Saltwater: 1 chocolate tang, 1 maroon clown, 2 true percula clowns, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 yellow tailed damsel, 1 coral banded shrimp, 3 pajama cardinals. Many different types of snails and hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants:Freshwater: Mostly swords and wisteria plants.
Reef: finger leather, many mushrooms, polyps, green bubble tipped anemone, 1 hawaiian feather duster. I have 100 lbs of live sand and 80 lbs of live rock in this tank.