Thanks! I'm really excited.
To be completely honest I don't even know what SPS
is. I just know there's hard/soft, LPS
I only first started into aquarium stuff 1.5 months ago, so I've been playing catch up ever since! People here have been really helpful and made things a lot easier! I was going to do a cichlid tank (as per a friends advice of a "cool tank" but then decided on SW
, and now a reef).
I'm going to research as much as I can before I decide to purchase anything - I know I was looking at a green coral in the store, I believe it was a Zoanthus. It looks nice - but as I read on fantasyreef, it can release a toxin that causes the flu/possibly death. Something like that is scary to me as I can be careless sometimes so I may have to pick corals based on safety :P
I'm also moving in 4 months, and I don't want to risk trying to move too much so I won't be heavily stocking my tank until June/later. I will definitely be posting pictures with updates as I go along!
My current stock is:
Three stripe Damsel
Sergeant Major Damsel
20x Snails (Astrae or Turbo, not sure) - I don't plan to add more until moved, because I worry about crushing them/not finding them while moving rockwork.
8x hermit crab. I think they have blue legs but not 100% certain
Shortly, I plan to add:
Kole Tang+Yellow tang at same time
1 shrimp - I worry about problems between damsels/shrimp so I might just pick up the cheapest one.
When light arrives:
There are of course other fish I'd like to get, schooling chromis for instance, but I will wait until I move. I may give the damsels to my friend when I move. I also need to research which corals go well together to make sure I get the right mix.
Ultimately, I'd like to have:
Tomato clownfish (as long as he isn't too aggressive)
Schooling blue-green chromis x 5
Kole Tang/Yellow Tang. I'd like a third but I don't know if it's a good idea.
2x cleaner shrimp, 1x peppermint or possibly CBS (maybe add CBS last?)
Goby of some kind
Starfish x 2-3
Other small fish undecided - gamma, dottyback, maybe a maroon clown. etc. this is all long in the future though.