About Yourself:My girlfriend and I have been in the hobby for more than 20 years apiece. We have raised everything from guppies to discus. We have multiple fresh water community tanks and 2 bio-cubes (14 and 29 gallon) set up as reefs. we are presently trying are hand at breeding angels.
Fish Kept:20 blue foot hermit crabs, 10 Margarita Snails. 3 nassarius snails.2 clown"s. 1 fire fish
Angels, sword tails, cory cats, pleco's,
botias, redtail shark, Kissing gouriami (19 yrs old)
Corals/Plants:small colony of green polyps. (3/24). Green mushrooms (4/4). Trumpet coral (4/4). Star polyps (4/14) Blue mushrooms (4/18). Green striped mushrooms (4/18). Pom Pom xiena (5/12). Red mushrooms (5/30)
Advice:Try building an algae filter and stop doing water changes! (Lowers nitrates and phosphates.) Low wattage blue spectrum lighting and algae filter have really kept nuisance algae down in the tank and on the glass.
I feed my parrotfish and tangs nori and they are much healthier than they had been on flake foods. I make my own chopped seafood blend mixed with Selcon for predators.
Description:150 Gallon Fish Only with Octagon Reef in Background
About Yourself:Professional aquarist for the last 17 years. Worked in many fish stores around Dallas, TX to Houston, TX. Then worked two years at the Houston Zoo Kipp Aquarium where I was hired to reverse the neglect of the 4,000 gallon reef zone system. I have now been in business for myself through Captive Aquatic Ecosystems, LLC. for the last 8 years. Custom aquarium sales and maintenance.
Fish Kept:I have been a professional for 17 years now so this list is impossible for me to write down.
Corals/Plants:I have been a professional for 17 years now so this list is impossible for me to write down.
Advice:I would say number one key is educate yourself before you jump in too deep. Start off slowly until you have a good grasp on what you are doing. When getting advice from someone, consider the source for the quality of the info. If their tank looks bad, take the advice with a grain of salt. Consult many people before you make a big purchase. Sooner or later you will get the hang of it.
About Yourself:Started hobby with freshwater while attending PSU.
just prior to graduation, started FOWLR tank.
Purchased first coral, the green finger that is being acquacultured, and 5 years later I am still perfecting the skills but have had decent success.
Fish Kept:Yellow Tang (Capri)
Kole Tang (Johnny)
2 Tomato Clowns (mated, Roma and Beefsteak)
Green Finger Leather (actively aquaculture)
Orange Encrusting Montipora
Tear Drop Clam
Toadstool (two clones also)
Tuxedo Urchin (currently with zoas stuck to him)
About Yourself:I dont know everything, but please feel free to ask questions. And I love to just talk about saltwater and how to better improve my tank. if any one sees better spots to put my coral let me know any thing to amke it lokk more real than what it already is
Fish Kept:Mated pair of ocellaris Clowns
1 Gold babded maroon clown
1 six line wrasse
1 clown goby
1 sailfin blenny
3 gray-bodied/yellow tailed damsels
Clean-up Crew of blue legged Hermits and Turbo Snails
Corals/Plants:50lbs Fiji Aqua Cultured Live Rock
Zoos-red, gree, blue, orange and "goliath"
Xenia-pom pom, long stem
2 minature carpet anemones
1 bubble tip anemone which has now split into another
Advice:Be patient..takes your every step slowly when setting up the tank as every step is important..it will be late to readjust the tank settings after all the live rocks, fishes, corals and invertebrates are in place..Buy the fishes responsibly...
Description:My saample photos for 2ft tank..4ft tank coming soon...