Advice:I think everyone should start off slow and have lots of patients. Read up on what you want before starting your new JOB (meaning the tank).
Description:This is my 10 gallon Reef Tank. I have about 30 lbs. of live rock, 80 watt compact light fixture, hang on filter and power head. I have several types of zoas, polythoas, and mushrooms. I also have a Green tip Frog pawn and a hybrid Torch/Frogpawn. I have a pair of Ocellaris clowns, Bicolor Blenny, Pair of Wheeler Watchman Gobies, Pistol Shrimp, and a Cleaner Shrimp.
Quote:"the only things you regret in life are the chances you never take"
About Yourself:I'm the fish guy everyone likes to go to for help.
Fish Kept:Naso tang, yellow foxface, fiji foxface, tomini flame fin tang, blue hippo tang, sailfin tang, blue line pseudochromis, engineer goby, blue devil damsel, yellow fin mono, green scat, ocellaris clown, 2 coral banded shrimp, purple reef lobster, 200 hermits, 3 blood shrimp, sandsifting star, 80 snails, sea cucumber, yellow tang, scopus tang, etc
Corals/Plants:lots of zoos. squamosa clam, crocea clam, black lobo brain, acropora digitata, brown tabletop acro, green hydnophora, green spaghetti leather, green devils hand, kenya tree, colt, cabbage leather, ruffled toadstool, green star polyps, brown star polyps, red foot sebae anenome, bubble anenome, branching hammer, frogspawn, maroon ricordia, hairy mushrooms, ass. mushrooms, ass. leather frags, pulsing xenia, galaxia, yellow polys, pagoda cup, etc
Fish Kept:Clown,fire fish, fire angel, jaw fish, dwarf lion, manderin goby, 3 cleaner shrimp, blue starfish.
Corals/Plants:Frog spawn, rose bubble tip anenome, galaxia,clam, all different color richordeas, blue mushrooms, pipe coral, green star polyp, bubble coral, brain, elegance coral, blue candy cane, Eagle eye zoos, orange zoos, Purple zoos,yellow open brain, SPS, sun polyp.
About Yourself:17yrs in the game ! I have kept a ton of fish and corals.I have also aquacultered and sold a ton of coral.My lungfish is the best fish I have ever kept in my book.
Fish Kept:Lung Fish,pleco,ghost shrimp,guppies in the main tank .and amano shrimp in the sump. Reef tank assorted damsels bicolor chromis,sotted moray,cleaner shrimp, wrasses,etc.
Corals/Plants:java fern of 3 types.I hate fake plants but I like my fake rocks and roots.They are easy to move and don't effect water chemistry. sps,lps,soft stuff.Around 150 seperate colonies of acorapora,capricornus,digatata.
About Yourself:Retired buyer. Enjoy reef,boating,pwc,golf,snorkel,home improvement, my kid's sports (basketball,soccer,tennis,volleyball,track).
Got into the reef hobby in 2000. Got back into it in Dec 06.
Fish Kept:Hippo,Yellow tang,clarkii,mandarin,lawnmower blennie, hawk,psuedochromis,maroon,
Advice:Go slow. Do frequent water changes. Clean skimmer often.
Don't use bioballs (nitrates). Don't use crushed coral (nitrates) Do use macro algae in the refugium. Gac. Lots of indirect water movement. Jump on crisis' as soon as possible (aiptasia,hair algae,slime,hydroids,etc). Drip Kalk. The basics.