I can't wait to see what I learn about and find here in PNWMAS! I have heard a lot about this site, and work at a pet store that sells corals for the past year and a half, which is what got me started on sw/reef tanks. I have never been without a fish of some sort, and have always wanted to start a reef tank. I started my Fluval M40, 14 gallon tank about 8 months ago, it already went through a diatom phase, and it is coralized and fishy fun! Some of my friends think it's silly how excited I get when I purchase a new fish, like I did today. I have a Barnacle Blenny, a Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, 2 Peppermint shrimp, a tooon of hermit crabs, tonga nassarius snails, regular nassarius snails, fancy red banded trochus, trochus, astrea, and nerite snails, and a brittle star, and as of today I now have a green war paint goby as well! I love LPS corals, but my real love is Mushroom and Ricordea corals. I have a softy or 2 in my tank, and an sps, as well as an octopus coral that grew 3 heads (now it has 5) in the past 6 months. I can't keep Monti alive to save my life though even though my tank parameters are more than great and stable. My Kessil 260W recently died (it was used already when I got it), and I now have an AI Prime which I love! I also have the Fluval Protein Skimmer on it, and a Vortech MP10W, which I keep on Reef Crest Random 24/7.
If anyone has any suggestions for helping me grow montis it would be greatly appreciated. We have a ton of Jedi Mind Trick at the store, and I just really don't wanna kill it like I did some of the easy orange monti a few months ago.
EXCITED TO BE HERE!!!!
I would love to do a coral exchange or 2 sometime with anyone interested!