Advice:Read up on the hobby you are about to enter first, not to put you off, just so you know what to do and expect, get a good book and read it first.
Do it right from day one, take your time, be patient and don’t try to cut corners.
Buy the biggest tank you can afford (as 6 months down the line you will want a bigger one) and find a good fish shop, that not only gives good advice but their tanks replicate the advice given...
Try to avoid buying any Fish, Corals or Invertebrates, until you have read up on them and you know that their requirements are met by your tank…
enjoy it is a great hobby, but like every pet you are responsible for their welfare and they should never be treated as just a fish
About Yourself:I'm an Executive Chef in Manhattan New York City and always loved aquariums until one day my son and I went to a saltwater fish store and started with a 10 gallon nano and then came a 30 and now a 90 but i would love to have a 200 gallon but got to stay reel and all you enthusiasts know what i mean 90 is where I will stay for now.
Fish Kept:Midas Blenny, Yellow, Tomini and Hippo Tang, Six Line wrasse, Coral Beauty, Bellus Angel, Yelloow Clown Goby, 2 Watchmans, Mated Pair Black Onyx True Percula Clowns, Fat Head Anthias, Splotchy Bourbonious Anthias, Ignitus Anthias, Skunk Shrimp, Blue Maxima's Clam, bubble tip anemone
Corals/Plants:Mixed Zoos, Leathers, Toad stool, mixed mushroom, sun flower, Mixed & Pulsating Xinias, Feather dusters, Brain, Dounut, Pagoda, Orang Sponge, coco worm, nuclear Green & Brown Polyps, starburst, button, waving hand, 4 headed Torch, frog spawn, cup coral, Acans, Favia
Advice:My Tank took 3 years to complete my advice take it slow and learn what you can pair up in the tank what is friendly or aggressive keep them apart or don't bother putting it in and check water every week and if you have leathers change carbon every month.
Description:Now 90 from the 30 gallon 9 months and doing well, Pictures taken with Panasonic Lumix DCM
About Yourself:My brother got my into this hobby. I didn't realize it would be so expensive, but I'm loving every minute of it
Fish Kept:Yellow tang, Hippo tang, clown fish, a couple damsels.... Astrea snails, turbo snails, top crown snails, nassarius snails, margarita snails, red leg crabs, blue leg crabs
Corals/Plants:various mushrooms, various leathers, zoanthids, green plate coral, cabbage coral, green acros, brown acros, bird's nest, torch coral, flower pot, anthelia, frogspawn, cup coral, elegance, bubble coral, kenya tree coral, elephant ear **Also some unknown SPS that i grabbed while scuba diving in mexico that made it back through customs
About Yourself:I have been in this hobby for 4 years. I started with a little 12-Gallon Aqua Pod, then slowly moved up from there :)
I still have the 12-gallon set up along with a 120 gallon aggressive reef.
I work at a local fish store called Fintastic.If you are in the Charlotte North Carolina area stop in and check us out :)
Fish Kept:Blue Hippo Tang, Purple Tang, Cleaner Goby and a Cleaner Shrimp
Corals/Plants:LPS: 3 different types of Duncans, Neon Green Candy Cane, Teal Candy Cane, Purple and Teal Candy Cane, Elegance, Frogspawn, Maze Brain, Wellsophyllia Brian, Neon Orange Plate, Red Acan Lord, Green Chalice, Hot Tamale Chalice, Tyree Pink Eye Chalice and a Darth Mall Chalice
SPS: ORA Red Plant Table Acropora, ORA Joe the Coral, ORA Pearlberry Acropora, ORA Purple Tri-Color Staghorn, ORA Tri-Color Valida Staghorn, ORA Cali Tort Staghorn, ORA Verde Acropora, ORA Blue Voodoo Acropora, ORA Orange Capricornis, ORA Orange Digitata, Ultra Green Encrusting Montipora, ORA Ultra Green Birdsnest, ORA Birds of Paradise, Miami Orchid Staghorn and a Blue and Green Deep Water Arcopora.