Description: I have a glass tank with about 50 pounds of live rock, a Fluval 205 canister filter, metal halide lights and an actinic light I put on for awhile at night, 2 powerheads, and a heater. This is a current picture of my tank, which is about 9 months old.
Advice: I do most of my research online, many of the sites that you can buy fish and corals on have the best information on the care of your items. I also read a lot of blogs and chats, especially when I am having a problem. I am not extra careful when I add new things and I don't test my water all that often but I try to vacuum the gravel every time I need to change the water. That way it cleans the sand and empties some water at the same time. I keep all my rocks as far back as possible so that there is plenty of room up front for the fish to display themselves, but I find the corals much more interesting than the fish!
Fish Kept: Royal Gramma, Longnose Yellow Butterfly, Pink and Blue Spotted Shrimp Goby, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber, and numerous snails and hermit crabs.