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.
Advice:People think starting with a 10 gallon is a good idea bc it will be easier. It isn't, its harder to keep a 10 gallon as healthy as a larger aquarium. People often think salt water is soooooooo much harder to keep up, it isn't. You just add salt, thats it. Your first tank should be at least a 29 gallon, 50 range would be better.
About Yourself:when i was young i saw my 1st saltwater tank in a hospital waiting room, i begged my dad to get me one but back then they was way to expensive! So five years ago i went to the New Orleans Aquarium, and fell in love all over again, and thats when i got my first tank and the rest is history.
Corals/Plants:green carpet anemone, 2 small long tenacle anemones, frogspawn, colt coral, toadstool, yellow button polyps, kenya tree, star polyps, green leathers and still adding stuff little at a time!
Advice:just take your time, i learned this with my first tank, and read, read, read before you buy anything, and buy the biggiest tank that you can afford, and my tank has been up and running for 5 months!