Just wanted to say that I'm excited to be a part of this forum. I have lurked for some times, and finally decided to join.
I have been participating in this hobby since the early 90s, so I'm not exactly new, but I have a ton to learn from you guys and girls.
I used to have a 75 gallon all fish tank, but after I moved it three times, the fourth time I moved I decided it was too much of a miserable experience, so I gave away pretty much everything I had. I've had a few dalliances with saltwater fish keeping, but only recently have I become passionate about it again.
Right now I am just running the CoraLife biocube (the 32 gallon one), with the standard equipment it came with (LED
lights set on timers for different times of day, a protein skimmer that needs to be upgraded, and standard filtration.
All I have in it now is a pair of ocellaris clowns, and a yellow clown that may or may not be a clarkii.
In addition to that, I have the typical hermits and snails, and I've got a pair of purple firefish. I also have a black mini-angel. I'm thinking of trading him for a miniature fire angel. I've tried a couple anemones, and failed both times. I check my water regularly and do regular water changes, so I'm not sure what that's about.
My favorite thing I have in my tank (and I know there is some debate about their value in a reef tank) are blood shrimp, but I have two of them and they come out and play in the day time, they get along well, you can often see them sitting right next to each other on their favorite perch. They'll come out every time I approach the tank, and if I put my hand in the tank, they'll give it a good clean, and they eat out of my hand.
I've tried a few corals to varying levels of success. I have a couple zoas that are doing alright, but i recently bought a duncan coral, and it was dead within days haha.
Anyway, that's what I've going on right now (I'm probably going to upsize my aquarium soon), and there are some things I would love help with, such as why my anemones die, why my duncan coral died, and some smaller things.
Thanks for listening, it's great to meet you, and I hope we can all mutually learn from each other. Thank you! -Scott