About Yourself:I am a 45 year old man that operated a machine in a paper company for years. I became disable after having a horrific accident at work. After being without a job and staying at home lonely cause my wife went to work and my children went to school I had to keep my mind ocupied. A friend of mine took me to his house to show me his tank and it was so gorgeous that I became interested in this type of hobby. Besides having a truck that I take all over the state for carshows.
Fish Kept:I have several kinds of fishes and invertebrates in my tank like ocellaris clown fishes, yellow tang, naso tang, blue damsel, firefish, clark clownfish pacific blue tang, stipped black and grey angel fish, chocolate chip sea star, snails, crab, blue small lobster and shrimps.
Corals/Plants:Some of the corals that I have are xenia, trachyphyllia, leather toadstool coral, blue yellow and candycane sponges, etc...
Advice:My advice to somebody that is new to this hobby is to do some research first of all. Make sure that you know what you are doing because this is an expensive hobby and not only that it requires a lot of maintenance and time. I have really learned a lot by researching and because my brother is a marine biologist in Puerto Rico.
Description:My 90 gallon customize L shape reef and fish tank.
Corals/Plants:Devils Hand Finger Leather, Frogspawn Coral, Yellow Zoanthids, Green Frilly Mushrooms, Pulsing Xenia, Yellow Fiji Leather, Red and Purple Mushrooms, Candycane Coral. Will add more as money permits :(
Advice:Read as much as you can get your hands on before diving in deep. Will save a lot of time and money in the long run. And will save precious live stock. Take your time, go slow and enjoy. Don't impulse buy :) Research before making any and all purchases. This can be a very rewarding hobby at times, but can also be frustrating. Remember, good things dont happen over night. Most of all ENJOY!
About Yourself:Got into the Hobby Ten years ago with this tank. I've had the purple tang since the beginning and I love him so much that I just bought a 120 gallon tank with all the goodies for him. He is the strongest, most durable fish that I would recommend to anyone.
Fish Kept:Purple Tang
Tail spot blenny
3 clown fish
Corals/Plants:Blue Zoanthids-Rare(started out with 2 of them and now there are thousands.
other various Zoanthids
Hammer head coral
red chilli coral
Advice:Take it slow with adding new live stock- make a plan and add the right fish first.
Add as much live rock as you can right away
A refugium with a DSB is key
Plan how to cool the tank before you buy powerful lighting.
Description:10 year old reef
Tubb Blues-Started with 2 polyps
Advice:Don't rush to a conclusion always step back and take a look at the situation rather it be good or bad on your reef system then after a bit of research make an educated decision when moving forward! Doing this and taking slow will allow you to enjoy the build of your tank which will allow you to enjoy the system for years and years and years!
Description:125 G. minimalist layout.
Skimmer-less Reef Tank