About Yourself:this was my gift to myself for graduating from college. i am a massage therpist and my tank is my therapy. it is so calming i can spend a rediculous amount of time just observing. for my boyfriend its all about the carniverous fish. he loves to see them feed !
Fish Kept:currently i have:
1 udulated trigger (hippo)
1 porcupine puffer (nemo)
1 large blue velvet damsel (elvis)
1 blue devil damsel (big blue)
1 dwarf lionfish (fluffy)
2 true percula clown fish (marlin and coral)
1 flame scallop
2 purple urchines
1 tiger pistol shrimp
1 white chocolate chip starfish
2 camel shrimp
2 curly q anenome
2-3 small bulb anemone
20+ tube anemones assorted colors
20 + assorted hermits(blueleg, scarlet, jade, zebra)
10 + assorted snails(cerith, nassarius, astrea)
who knows how many worms in the sand
Advice: enjoy the process, dont rush things. it is one of the most amazing processes i have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. i loved doing the aquascaping with each of my fishes personalities in mind.some like to hide, some like to rest and some like to swim so set the tank up with lots of options for those needs.
although i dont currently have an isolation/aclimation tank i would recomend it if you plan on having bold or agressive fish they will bite and end up killing new fish that seem week.the biggest problem i have is the older fish attacking new arrivals. i am going to try using a small hatchery for the time being.
Description:my first clownfish. he was very curious and gave me the best photos!
Corals/Plants:Purple fan coral, toadstool leather coral green plate tentacle coral, bubble coral ultra green, frogspawn fluorescent green coral, brain coral, variety of mushrooms, gorgonian, dendrophelia coral, various pulsing xenia, 2 short orange plate coral, lots of open brain candy coral, carnations, candy coral, long green torch coral, acropora, favia, kenya tree green coral, ricordea, ultra blue maxima clams, frags, feather dusters, coco worm, hammer head bubble torch coral, colt coral , green flower pot, duncan heads, assorted zoos, green strar, and some blue sponge, blueberry fan as well
Corals/Plants:2 green fro spawns,1 white frogspawn,variety of mushrooms,1 red montipora,2 acros,1 brain coral lime green,2 donuts,1 blastomussa,2 leathers,1 blue clam,variety of zoos,3 acans,1 orange plate coral,1 scroll coral,1 white star polyp ,1 sun coral,1 bubble coral
Advice:start slow,dont rush the beginning for it will play a great part in your water quality.If you are going reef start with soft corals and work your way up.Make sure to develop a routine when it comes to maintainance ,change water regularly at least 30%,get a test kit and use it.Always think water quality ,if the water is not clean and the right levels not maintained your livestock will suffer.