Description:AGA 37 gallon, Sundial T5/2-14K,2-Actinic 03s, CPR Aquatics BakPak II, Rena Filstar 4 with only purigen, chemi-pure elite and phosphate absorber. One Koralia1 on the back left top blowing to front, Koralia Nano on the top right side blowing across to the left bottom corner.
I add 8 drops of Iodide 1x/day, calcium is dosed as need to maintain 350PPM, magnesium,strontium/Moly are dosed every 9 days at 10 drops of each. Buffer added as needed to maintain 10-12dkH. I feed frozen rotifers, cyclopeze 3xs/week in small amounts. I use DTs Phtyo 1-2xs/week.
Advice:RESEARCH_RESEARCH_RESEARCH! Go slow buy the best of all the equipment you can afford...do not skimp even if it delays setting up your dream tank, cause in the end you WILL pay for it anyways! Try to use cultured frags whenever possible, join a local reef club and get to know the folks at your LFS well and ask questions that you know the answer to and see the response to check the level of their knowledge.
Corals/Plants:2-Acans (1 red, 1 green)
2-Monti Cap (1 orange, 1 green)
1-Duncan w/new head
1-Blasto wellsi w/3 new heads
1-Alien Eye Chalice
1-Galaxia (it was on the bottom got bumped by the mag cleaner and all but died...my bad not checking it's location after the bottom relocation)
1-kenyan tree softie
2-Neon Green Sinularia
1-Green Polyped Leather
12+ assorted colored Ricordea
4+ hairy mushrooms
2 Metallic green elephant ears
5 or 6 Green Rhodactis
Many different color Discsomas
Many different color Zoanthids
2 species Pulsing Xenia
Electric Green Colve polyps that have orange tips
Micro blue cloves
Orange Gorgonian (captive frag doing good so far)
6-8 blue leg hermits
1-Scarlet cleaner shrimp
1-growing brittle star ( came as a hitchhiker)
Quote:don't sweat the petty stuff, just pet the sweaty stuff!
About Yourself:Managed a pet store in 80's, had 23 freshwater tanks, bred central american cichlids bred true chameleons and Phelsuma (Gieco Gecko LOL!)went into the AF and have kids now, so thought it was time to expose them to the wonderful hobby of fish keeping.