Photo Caption:I was scraping off the algae on the front of my tank with a toothbrush. This is why I'm called the Sea horse whisperer. I can't do anything in my tank without them coming to hitch on my hand. They were sold to me as tank raised, but I think they are wild caught because they only take live food.. That makes it even more puzzling as to why they would want to hitch on me . haha.
Description: 30 Gallon All Glass Aquarium, Visi-Jet Protein Skimmer, 48W 30 in. 10,000 K/ 6,400 nm Nova Extreme T5 HO Light, Large Tetra Whisper Filter, 25 Pounds of live rock, Black Sand (Don't remember how much)
Advice: Do your research! This is an incredibly rewarding hobby but if you don't know what you're doing, it also becomes a very expensive and stressful one.
Corals/Plants: 1 Yellow Sea Whip Gorgonian
1 Colony of Zooanthids
Green Star Polyps
3 Fake Corals :( The horses needed more hitching posts! I'm hoping to replace them when I can afford more real coral.
About Yourself: I'm a commuting college student in Pittsburgh. This is my first saltwater tank (Started 1/8/09) , but definitely not my first fish tank. I decided to make the switch because my fiance is currently serving in Iraq and I needed something to keep me busy. These fish have certainly done the trick, and have also cheered me up more than anything. I spend hours on end in front of this tank.