Fish Kept:1 Tomato Clown, 1 bicolor Pseudochromis, 1 rock blenny, 1 naso tang, 1 Red banded shrimp, 1 conk, snails, hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants:giant leather toadstool, green montipora, red Lobophyllia, frogspawn, orange sun coral, yellow sun coral, metallic green flowerpot, daisy star polyps, xenia coral, blue mushrooms, green hairy mushrooms, orange mushrooms, green zoanthids, orange zoanthids, green favites brain coral, plate shelf coral, yellow scroll coral, blue maxima clam.
About Yourself:I started with a 10 gal freshwater tank over 13yrs ago. I finally made my way up to a 125 gal. I never had the nerve to start a saltwater aquarium until a friend of mine started one. I started mine a few months later kept the 125 freshwater and made a 75g. salt tank. About 9 months later I took down my freshwater and made my 125 into a saltwater tank. I love my fish and stive to do better and learn as much as I can.
Corals/Plants:green plate coral, pulsing polyp, yellow polyp, duncan coral...just fragged...2 feather dusters, frog spawn, colt coral, candcane, red chili, umbrella coral, young kenya tree coral, many mushrooms, hard corals,,,some... starpolyps.
Advice:Take it slow, take your time and never use damsels to cycle your tank. I waited about a mo. then added 6 green chromis. I still have them...they will not attack and try to kill everything you try to put into your tank once fully est. the tank
Description:yello tang, hippo tang, flame angel having some fun playing around the rocks.
Quote:don't sweat the petty stuff, just pet the sweaty stuff!
About Yourself:Managed a pet store in 80's, had 23 freshwater tanks, bred central american cichlids bred true chameleons and Phelsuma (Gieco Gecko LOL!)went into the AF and have kids now, so thought it was time to expose them to the wonderful hobby of fish keeping.
Corals/Plants:2-Acans (1 red, 1 green)
2-Monti Cap (1 orange, 1 green)
1-Duncan w/new head
1-Blasto wellsi w/3 new heads
1-Alien Eye Chalice
1-Galaxia (it was on the bottom got bumped by the mag cleaner and all but died...my bad not checking it's location after the bottom relocation)
1-kenyan tree softie
2-Neon Green Sinularia
1-Green Polyped Leather
12+ assorted colored Ricordea
4+ hairy mushrooms
2 Metallic green elephant ears
5 or 6 Green Rhodactis
Many different color Discsomas
Many different color Zoanthids
2 species Pulsing Xenia
Electric Green Colve polyps that have orange tips
Micro blue cloves
Orange Gorgonian (captive frag doing good so far)
6-8 blue leg hermits
1-Scarlet cleaner shrimp
1-growing brittle star ( came as a hitchhiker)
Advice:RESEARCH_RESEARCH_RESEARCH! Go slow buy the best of all the equipment you can afford...do not skimp even if it delays setting up your dream tank, cause in the end you WILL pay for it anyways! Try to use cultured frags whenever possible, join a local reef club and get to know the folks at your LFS well and ask questions that you know the answer to and see the response to check the level of their knowledge.
Advice:Take your time and don't enter hobby if you cannot be patient. Research fish and corals for compatibility.
Ask Questions. Devote a budget to maintain your investment.
Enjoy your hobby. That's the point isn't it?
Advice:Drill your tank for a sump, it will make your life so much easier in all aspects, being forced to use HOB things only makes more work; get the biggest skimmer you can, I don't think you can overskim a reef tank; perform water changes twice as many times as you think necessary, water changes are the best thing you can do for the health of your system; use proper lighting and leave room for upgrades down the road, test your levels weekly for dkh, calcium, and mag, and dose accordingly for low levels.
Description:new tank, new equipment, its all new. pic taken 3-4-10.
About Yourself:Hey this is my second reef tank had a 55 but moved away for college now im back with a nano and im running out of room!!!! Got the cup coral the cabbage and the eagle eyes off petsolutions amazing neon leather and the scans from ABC reef in Syracuse it's worth the drive
Fish Kept:hopefully frog fish soon
Corals/Plants:button polyps eagle eyes ricordea large green shrooms cabbage leather red shrooms acan bubble coral cup coral star polyps anenome neon tipped leather white clove polyps super neon green hammer and candy cane
About Yourself:I first got into this hobby by loving the colours of the marine fish, but being discouraged from different people I decided to do alot more research into the hobby and decided to start small with a Red Sea Max. and so far it has been the best hobby I have ever gotten into.