Description:Tank is a 120 gallon, 48"x24"x24" and has the following inhabitants:
Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish, Copperband Butterfly, Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Pajama Cardinal Fish, Orchid Dottyback, One-Spot Rabbitfish, Maroon Clownfish
Alcyonium, Maroon Bubbletip Anemone, Devils Finger Leather, Sarcophyton, Ricordia, Tonga Mushrooms, Daisy Polyps, Encrusting Gorgonian, Green Star Polyps, Blastomussa Welsi and Merletti, Montipora Capricornis, Montipora Digitata, Green Tree, Blue Zenia, Red Sea Zenia, Crocea Clam.
I have 500 watts of MH and 220 watts of VHO. I also have a LunerTracker for night time viewing. My sump is a 30 gallon breeder with baffles which houses an AquaMedic Skimmer and a Mag12 return pump. There is also an automatic topoff unit.
The tank is the result of combining a 55 gallon and a 29 gallon. Now I only have one tank to take care of:)
Fish Kept:Harlequin Tusk, 2x Minneatus Grouper, Clarkii clown (female), Dwarf Red Volitan Lion, Coral Beauty, Purple Tang, Black and White Striped Damsel, Assorted starfish (blue & orange), 3x large rose bubble anemones
Advice:don't be a slacker. pay attention to the details. use natural processes. don't overcomplicate things. test, test, test. automate as much as is practical to minimize human error (within reason). use the web...there's a wealth of research online. google is your friend.
Description:My 300 gallon in-wall salt water reef tank. Wall is black granite - which makes taking pics a bit hard. Enjoy.
About Yourself:I started with a petland special over 15 years ago and have taken time to learn and perfect my skills. I run a catering agency and after a days work coming home to my creation and releasing my daily stresses has been great therapy.My reef has been a joy to costruct and watch grow.
Advice:Learn as much as you can and proceed in small steps.My tank is a constant work in progress , starting out with quality live sand and live rock , a must for pristine water conditions, if fish are to be kept , u.v. sterilizers are a must for the more sensitive fish, though not a complete cure to all disease it has been essential in control. water movement needs to be fairly swift, and feeding kept to every other day .Don't rush your system , give it time to adjust to new additions.The most expensive equipment is not always the best equipment.
About Yourself:1/1/06 I decided to jump into the hobby and am truly addicted. Im a real estate agent and also work in a grocery store. I love to educate people on the joy of owning a saltwater fish tank, and help them out the best i can.