About Yourself:Union Painter, Love sports and played them all my life. Reef tanks are my new hobby and I LOVE IT.......
Fish Kept:Tangs-red sea and purple. GOBIES-randall,blue spot watchman,engineer,scissortail,transparent cave. BLENNIES-regular and red scooters,mandarin and midas. Yellow Damsel. WRASSES-bluesided and six line. Dwarf Lionfish. HAWKFISH-spotted.BRITTLE STARS-green, fancy yellow and pink bubble. SERPANT STARS-red and tiger striped.
Corals/Plants:Mosty LPS. bubble anemone, zoos and polyps.
Fish Kept:salfin tang,watchman gobie, engineer goby, black perk and alsored true perk. and my dream fish... my mystery wrasse
Corals/Plants:2 torchs,1 frog spawn ,2 long tentecal plates,1 crocea clam, 3 types of zoos,1 monty encrusting,1 monty shelf coral, a green slimer, a hyndaphora . about 5 different mushrooms. two types of brains,xenia, a huge six inch welsophilia!! a coco worm, and last but not least, my aussie corals about 27 heads.
About Yourself:I've been in the hobby 2 years and I love it. I am a jeweler by day with three kids at home. For many years I was afraid to start a saltwater tank for fear of spending too much money and failing. Now I know they can be easy and fun, worth every penny.
Advice:Read, Read, Read! I read up on the hobby for almost a year before buying anything. Patience. Easier to think your going to be patient than actually BEING patient. Take everything with a grain of salt. This is a very opinionated hobby. Save up a lot of money because you will need it. Learn what each piece of equipment does, and what it's purpose is. Study fish compatibility. Design your tank for YOU, not for what someone else tells you to do. Keep your fish happy.
Quote:The work is worth the reward. once it's running it's not as much work. Tests are a must.
About Yourself:Had a tank 18 yrs. ago and could not keep it. Wife got this one for $60/w stand and we have been loving it since we set it up. Only running for 7 months but just love it. My 5 yr. old son is known at the fish store more then me. Great learning tool for everyone in the family. But it does not come cheap. the more you know the more it cost. But oh well it's worth it!
Corals/Plants:1-corkscrew anemone, mushroom coral, 1-grape coral, 1-brain coral, 1-small Atlantic anemone, 1 bubble coral, 1 kenya coral, button polyp corals, star polyp corals,several small feathers dusters, and red kelp with lots of greenery.
Advice:Lighting and filtration very important. Watch which animals you mix together in the tank. They won't all get along, learned the hard way. READ everyone says it and they mean it.
PLEASE take your time, it's hard because you want it to look nice, but it's very important to let the tank develop. My 5 yr. old son knows more about the tank then my wife. And watch for electrical faliures cost me $250 (dead fish)for a $20 part.
Description:Our tank blew a seam and we had to replace it. It was a long weekend. I will put up pictures of the new one later. This was our 45 gallon 5-sided tank. It is neat you get different looks from each of the 3 sides you view.
Corals/Plants:Metalic Purple Mushrooms, two types of Green Open Brains, Toadstool Leather, Green Scolymia,Blue Lobo Brain(open),Multi Colored Ricordea,Frogspawn,Red Polyps,Yellow Polyps, Xenias,Red & White Coco Worm, and 29'' Candylactic Anenome, its huge!
Advice:Over all, patience should be your # 1concern When keeping a salt water aquarium. You are gonna want your aquarium looking like everyone elses and want to add everything in at once but the longer you wait and observe the tank, the better! Do monthly water changes and keep your water tested for the essentials and you should be fine!