Advice:Always do lots and lots of research before you decide to venture into reefing.Never rush and always be patient and always wait for your tank
to mature before you decide to stock up.Never over stock your live stock.
Advice: Setting up a marine reef aquarium setup requires lots and lots of knowledge . One must be prepared to spend a great deal of time and effort studying water chemistry and fish & invertebrate biology. A reef tank takes a long time to mature so you need to build the eco-system in the tank which is sustainable, ensuring that the system is able to support itself before introducing more livestock or more sensitive species. So never overstock and always be patient.
Fish Kept:1 ocellaris clownfish, several blue-legged hermits, 3 or 4 astrea snails, 1 emerald crab and several little brittle starfish that came in as hitchhikers on the live rock.
Corals/Plants:Several red, purple, and blue spotted mushrooms, 1 favia brain, 1 wellsophyllia brain, 1 cauliflower sps, several zoanthid colonies, palythoas, ricordea mushrooms and a fist sized bunch of chaetomorpha in the fuge (for problem algae control).
Quote:"All of human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.." - Aledandre Dumas
About Yourself:Well, when we renovated our basement eight years ago my dad decided to scrap our 40 gallon freshwater tank upstairs and build in a custom 300 gallon tank in our new basement. Thinking that he was just trying to take up space, i watched him get it started and all of the intricacies involved during startup and I was immediately hooked.
Corals/Plants:Variety of live plants in filter sump tank.
Purple and Green Hammer coral, Purple and Green Frogspawn torches, Green Torches, Purple Torches, Yellow Torches, Blue Torches, Bubble Coral, Candy Coral, Brain Coral, Zoanthids (too many types to type), Mushroom Coral, Elegance Coral, Lettuce Coral, Green Carpet Coral, Yellow Seafan, Tongue Plate Coral, Neon Green Plate Coral, Orange Sea sponge, Clams, 2 anemone (one bubble), Acan Colonies, Green Star Coral
Advice:be prepared to spend a lot of time and sleepless nights reading up on what parts will best suit your needs, and then be prepared to shell out some hard earned money when you find the part for you.
Description:far away picture you can see the sump and some of the reactors below