Advice:one of the best things I started is-reeftank[for life]I have many achievemants in my life and u have to be perfectioniest to rich the highest point.Do alot of your own reaserch in every aspect....
Rank:#15 out of 1394 Reef Tanks submitted all-time 2021 Top 10
Submitted By:Sonny on
Number of votes:313
Fish Kept:1 Naso Tang
3 Yellow Tangs
1 Kole Tang
1 Blue Tang
1 Fox Face
1 Copperband Butterfly
4 Lyetrail Anthais (1 male, 3 female)
1 Blue Devil Damsel
Lemon Lime millepora
Becker Blue Tort
Blue tip Stag
Sky Blue tipped aspera
Purple and blue rubosta
Teal Corallites nobilis
Purple tip deswali
Glowsticks and sapphire kimbesis
Barney purple encrusting
Blue polyp encrusting
Green and orange polyp encrusting
Pink pocillopora damicornis
Green Pink pocillopora damicornis
Green Star Polyps
Zooanthids (assorted colonies and colors)
Advice:If I were to give anyone words of advice I would tell them to be patient, good things take time to develop.
Too many people rush into things and fail to allow their aquariums to reach their full potential.
Read as much as can, books and forums are great tools. This hobby has many great people ready and able to answer almost all questions thrown their way. So if you're unsure about anything please ask. Hopefully as the years pass this hobby will become more accessible; with new technologies developing rapidly it's an exciting time to be in this hobby.
Description:Main Tank: 225gl Starphire (60Lx36Wx24H) Euro-Braced Reef Tank
Water Movement: TUNZE 6100 Stream, SEIO 1500, One Aquaclear 270 Powerhead
Main Pump: Sequence DART
Skimmer: Deltec AP851
Calcium Reactor: GEO Calcium Reactor
Main Lighting: Two 250 watt Metal Halide housed in Lumenarc III Reflectors
Bulbs: Two XM 10K 250 Watt SE - Three 140 watt VHO (Two Uri Actinic, One Actinic White)
Ballasts: Two Hellolights ARO PRO Series Ballasts M58
Sump: 45gl sump, 4 cups of carbon changed every month. Small Refugium in sump.
Top Off: Tank is topped off with Kalkwasser using a Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer
Calcium: ~ 400 PPM
Alkalinity: ~ 7.5dKH
Specific Gravity: ~1.026
pH: ~ 8.23
Temperature:~ 77.4 - 79.0
Rank:#17 out of 1394 Reef Tanks submitted all-time 2021 Top 10
Submitted By:cablemike on
Number of votes:165
Quote:Good things come to those who wait.
Fish Kept:4 Green Chromis, 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Blue Devil, 1 Four Stripe Damsel, 1 Yellowtail Damsel, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish. 3 Truncate Anthias, one Blue Tang, one spotted puffer, one yellow wrasse, one copperband butterfly.
Corals/Plants:Several Kinds of zoo's and button polyps, Mushroom Corals, pulsing xenia, cabbage leather. Fijil Toadstool Leather, Spaghetti Finger Leather, Trumpet Coral, candycane coral , several acropora, birds nest, pavona, montipora digi, montipora cap, Hammer coral, frogspawn, acans, open brain, galaxy coral, duncans, suncoral, 1 boxer shrimp, several Turbo snails, one pistol shrimp and many hermit crabs.
Rank:#18 out of 1394 Reef Tanks submitted all-time 2021 Top 10
Submitted By:jeffery on
Number of votes:165
About Yourself:Work a lot.
Fish Kept:I have a serious opinion about the fish. Have a plan and wait till you are ready and put them in all at once. Hard to watch when a new one is added and the others kill it slowly day after day. My wife would go crazy asking me to get it out.......and you know how that goes, to much damage to what you have built to get one fish.
Corals/Plants:lps,sps,soft. 2017 update, are you all wondering about the rocks. The base rock are single pieces from the desert that used to be the ocean. Reef rock attached to the the large desert rocks. You want to know where to get them? Study the earth 10k years ago. The one in the center weighed like 60 lbs. Make your own secrets!!
Advice:Water movement, and then more water movement. Lighting and finally watching and more watching. Your tank will tell you what it needs. You will know when whatever you stick in it just thrives. Also let the animals tell you the secret!!