About Yourself:We went into the LFS to buy 2 beta's for our girls and ended up leaving the place with a brand new 55 gal salt water tank. It took 1 year before we upgraded to our 210 tank. My wife and I both enjoy the hobby as wells as all 3 of our girls. I am a sales rep and my wife is a RN.
Fish Kept:2 Ocellaris Clown Fish, 1 Black and White Ocellaris Clown, 1 Green Mandarin, 1 Yellow Hawaiian Tang, 1 Blue Regal Tang, 1 Scopas Tang, 4 Chromis, 4 Blue Damsels, 2 Twin Spot Hogfish, 1 Male and 1 Female Lyretail Anthia, 1 Bicolored Blenny, 1 Chalk Basslet, 1 One Spot Foxface, 1 Green Feather Star, 2 Sand sifting Sea Stars, 2 Serpant Sea Stars, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 3 Peppermint Shrimp, Host of hermit crabs and snails, 2 Long Tentacle Anemone, 1 Flower Anemone, 1 Sailfin Tang
Corals/Plants:Long Tentacle Plate Coral, 2 short tentacle plate corals, Green Star Polyp, 2 Frogspawn, 1 Hammer Coral, 1 Sun Coral, 1 Brain Coral, 1 Pineapple Brain Coral, 1 Green Candy Cane Coral, 1 Cabbage Coral, Multi-assortment of Mushrooms, Multi-assortment of Zooanthoids, 1 Spiny Cup Pectina Coral, 1 Toadstool, 4 Leather Devil Hands, 1 Yellow Colony Polyp, 1 Glove Polyp
Description:This is what my tank looked like a few months ago BEFORE I made the mistake of adding an evil camel shrimp that developed an apetite for corals. I finally had to break down the tank to get him out after he ate almost everything. The tank is currently on the road to recovery.
About Yourself:I have kept Malawi Cichlids for a few years but always wanted a reef setup & I have finally taken the plunge & set my reef tank up. It has only been running 5 weeks. The live rock, live sand & water all came 2nd hand from an established setup.
Fish Kept:Yellow Tang
pair of Common Clowns
1 Yellow Rock Goby
Red Scooter Blenny
2 cleaner shrimp
1 Blood shrimp
1 orange starfish
4 turbo snails
2 Red legged hermit crabs
Corals/Plants:Small clumps of Xenia, mushrooms & Zoo's that came with the live rock when I bought it.
Green tipped Hammerhead
Green Tipped Frogspawn
Yellow Fiji Toadstool
Red plating montipora
Bright green trumpet coral
Description:Jewel Vision 180 Bow Fronted. 3ft wide by 16 inches deep & 22 inches high. 1 external Eheim professional filter with activated carbon & rowaphos in it. x2 Hydor powerheads, 45Kg Live rock, Live sand as substrate. Deltec MCE300 Protein Skimmer. TMC UV sterilizer, Eco Aqualizer, 200W heater, Aquamedic 150W metal Halide lighting unit suspended over my tank & 2 strips of blue LED lights attached to my aquamedic unit as my actinics night viewing.Certizon ozonizer connect to an ORP controller
Fish Kept:1 x yellow tang
1 x spotted hawk fish
1 x coral banded shrimp
Corals/Plants:A variety of soft and hard corals inlcuding brain corals, acropora, elegance, button, soft tree and about 60 coralimorphs.
A variety of macro algae that has grown naturally out of the live rock.
Fish Kept:4 blue/green Chromis
1 Talbot's Damsel
1 small Foxface, this is the third one in the tank taking care of Caulerpa. They are bought small (2-2.5") then traded in to the LFS for credit when they reach 3-3.25".
Corals/Plants:Trying to emulate a reef flat bio-tope
Advice:Read all you can about the setup and husbandry of a saltwater tank you can before buying anything. Set out a goal for your tank knowing that it will change but at least have a plan. What kind of fish, coral etc. etc. Then buy the equipment you need to maintain the critters in your plan. As hard as it is going slowly will help to create the best tank you can from your plans. Have a great time with it as it is an addiction and very costly.