I'm so glad I found this forum!
I realize now I do not know enough. Funny thing is I was super nervous buying my fish the other day because some part of me knew it then. When I was young I had a freshwater fishtank for years. One of my favorite things was getting my dad to bring me to the fish store. I know that if you put too many fish the ammonia spikes. However 5 wasn't too many for my freshwater tank but I was afraid it would be for my SW
My Flame Hawkfish died last night. Took less than 24 hours. Is that because of stress?
My Henioches was swimming around very well this morning but as soon as I turned on the light the henioches hid. I'd say one of my clowns (female) is looking a tad bit stressed as she was hiding last night but not majorly stressed. The tang seems good. She is a little shy but swims about.
The clowns are spitting food. Tang is eating. Nothing for henioches yet. This morning I am going to go buy something more tempting. Any ideas? I was thinking those frozen shrimps?
I have a 'System 2' filtration I guess. My husband bought this for me as a gift.
About my choice of decor. It seems silly but I didn't want live rock. I do not know if I ever will. Obviously I am going for a somewhat 'Nemo' tank. I want it outrageously colorful like a cartoon. I know my clownfish are not the exact Nemo clownfish but I thought the Percula's would be easier. I know my Gil isn't a Moorish Idol but again I am cheating a bit. I have hired some guys to come maintain my tank once a month to clean everything. For now I will just see how it goes. In 6 months I may have a different outlook.
Thanks for all the support! It's amazing! I've learned so much already.