36x18x24 tank, 192 watt half actinic lighting, 45 pounds of live rock, Red Sea protein skimmer w/ phosphate absorber, Penguin biowheel filter without carbon.
Read as much as you can. The internet is a great resource for information.
Black Ocellaris Clownfish,
Coral Beauty Angelfish,
African Dolosus Butterflyfish
Coral Banded Shrimp,
Orange Linckia Sea Star
Dwarf Hermit Crabs,
Evergreen Starburst Polyp,
Australian Big Polyp Blastomussa,
Red Grape Caulerpa,
Unidentified branching red algae,
and dead coral skeletons and barnacles
Crack would have been a cheaper hobby to take up.
We had a 20 gallon freshwater tank for 4 years, stepped up to a 55 several years ago, and ventured into saltwater in October '07. Our stands for both were designed and built by my husband.
The plecostomus is one of the most popular species of algae eater for the freshwater tank.
Nothing makes an aquarium stand out like a large shoal of colorful fish.
Also known as the mystery snail, apple snails are a popular addition to the freshwater tank.