I haven't been here for a few weeks and I thought I would update anyone interested on my 90 that I started back in January-ish. I got a lot of good advice on this board and made a few mistakes too...
Current tank inhabitants are:
Heaven knows how many crabs, snails etc.
3 Scarlet skunk shrimp. Real characters - eating and molting regularly.
1 green brittle star ( I know these have a bad rep. but this one seems to be doing fine and he actually fights with the shrimp for bits of food!) He does a fantastic job on all the fish and snail waste and food leftovers.
3 Ocellaris clowns - all feeding very well, the largest actually feeds from my hand.
1 yellow Tang who is always eating - lettuce, spinach, sea algae salad sheets and, what I got him for originally, he is decimating my hair algae problem!
My questions are:
1) I'm on vacation in CA
next week for 8 days - what's the recommendation for feeding. I have got an automatic feeded and a friend can visit at least once during the week.
Also since I've got no sump or auto-top-off device yet I'm planning to do a water change this weekend, fill the tank to the brim, set the skimmer to the lowest setting, and just leave it at that.
2) I've had problems with territorial fish in the past (1 damsel killed the other two and then turned on my single large clown - he had to go!). I'm really not in to watching fish attack each other - that is NOT relaxing like this hobby is supposed to be. What other fish would anyone recommend for this (now) peaceful tank?
3) I've got 330W of PC
(4x10K and 2xActinic) - where would be a good place to start with corals? mY ultimate target, like most people is to have a well-stocked, healthy (but peacful!) reef tank.