Quote:"Life is like a box of chocolates, but reefing is like actually eatting the chocolates."
About Yourself:Helped out at an aquarium shop for about 6 months, learned a ton about reefing, from there decided that I wanted to get in to the hobby, my friend eric set up a 55 gallon marine tank, from there I had to up the anty so I went to a 75 custom tank, never looked back.
Fish Kept:1 Hippo Tang, 1 Yellow Stripe Maroon Clown, 3 Blue/green Chromis, 1 Purple fire fish, 1 Dragon Goby, 1 Yellow tang, 2 Pajama cardinals, 1 Yellow gumdrop goby, various crabs and snails.
Corals/Plants:Rose Bubble Anemone, Large Colt Coral, 3 clams, orange zoos, green zoos, Neon green frogspawn, Purple frogspawn, White Xenia, Long tenticle Xenia, Neon green hammer coral, Metalic orange Mushrooms, Green mushrooms, Green tip torch coral, Green Candy coral,
Advice:Stick with it. It can get expensive, but the money and time is well worth that first......"Wow this tank looks amazing!" or that "I have never seen this before, I didn't even know the oceans had this much life!" Blah blah blah....
Quote:Expect the worse and you are Never Disappointed
About Yourself:I have been keeping freshwater fish for 24 years, saltwater fish for about 20, and reefs for about 15 years. I still take a minimalists approach and subsribe to the theory of keeping it as simple as possible.
Fish Kept:Percula Clown 12 years old.
Yellow Tang 8 years old.
Yellow Headed Sleeper Goby is about a year old as are the 6 Green Chromis
Corals/Plants:Sarcophyton that I fragged about 8 years ago, Mushrooms and other soft corals everywhere that came from a small frag rocks, Torch Coral that was Fragged locally and has now split into about 8 heads.
Advice:Read, Read, and Read some more. Wetwebmedia has some great info on their site. Do not believe anyones advice if they are trying to sell you something.
Description:This is the tank 4 days after setting it up May 2007. Notice sparse coral coverage. Only 2 small specimens have been added since this picture was taken: a small Candy cane coral and another tiny hard coral frag. I actually traded a bunch of stuff in this Jan. including one of the leathers.
Advice:1) Be patient
2) Frequent water changes
3) Routine maintainence
4) Try not to submerse hands/arms into tank if avoidable
5) Frequent testing of water parameters
6) Start with easy-care corals/fish and ALWAYS check to make sure fish are compatible
7) NEVER buy a coral and/or fish without researching their needs first
Description:72 Gallon Bowfront -- established 4 years ago