Congratulations Timothy, on being selected tank of the month.
About the Tank
- 1 Powder Blue Tang
- 1 Yellow Tang
- 1 Pygmy Caribbean Angel
- 1 Mated Pair True Percula Clowns
Experience in hobby
Q How long have you been doing this?
A I was 14 when I got into the hobby for 2 years.
Q Who got you into the hobby?
A A construction worker doing some work on our house mentioned he owned a saltwater tank and said it wasn't too hard to care for. I was hooked right away.
Q Who in the hobby most influences you?
A HowardofNova and pretty much all the WAMAS members are the big influences.
Tank setup and equipment
The display tank is a 90g reef ready 48x18x24. The sump is a 20g tank with an Ocean Runner 2500 return and a GSA shorty skimmer. Koralia power heads are used in the display tank for water movement.
- Green Frogspawn
- Superman Montipora
- Orange Montipora
- Silver Hand Xenia
- Red Sea Xenia
- Capnella Tree
- Various Mushrooms
- Various Zoanthids
- Devil's Hand Leather
- Neon Green Sinularia
Q What is your maintenance schedule like?
A 5-10g water changes each week clean glass and power heads as needed.
Q What brand salt do you use??
A I use Kent Marine.
Q What do you feed your fish and or corals?
A I feed Ocean Nutrition and Two Little Fishes "Sea Veggies".
Q How do you maintain calcium/alkalinity?
A I use 2 part, Kent Essential Elements, and carbon that I change each month.
Q What type of lighting do you have and what schedule do you have them on?
I use a Tek T5 6 bulb light fixture
2 aqua blue, 2 pro colors, and 2 blue plus.
Q Where do you keep your water parameters?
A NO4 10-20ppm. I don't test anything else at this point.
Q Do you have any tricks or methods to keep your water parameters where you have them?
A No tricks, my tank is pretty easy to care for.
Q What kind of water flow do you have? How do you accomplish it?
A I use an Ocean Runner 2500 return pump and a couple Koralia power heads.
Q What are your future plans for improvement/upgrade of the tank?
A I don't have any plans to upgrade or change much to the system right now.
Q What makes your setup special or unique?
A The simplicity and open rockwork.
Q If you had to start from scratch, would you do anything different?
A I keep up better with maintenance and just make my system much easier to maintain.
Q What are your other hobbies?
A I play the piano, violin, do art and TREBUCHET
Q What kind of music are you into right now?
A Mostly what I play on the piano, which is 19th-20th century Russian music, but I like a variety of other music as well.
Q Who would you most like to meet past present or future?
A I'd like to meet Stonewall Jackson. I respect his personal life and goals greatly.
Q If you could go one place on earth where would it be?
A Australia, because of the reefs and other wildlife there.
Q Why did you choose the screen name you did?
A I used to be an N gauge model train hobbyest.
Q What is the last book you read?
A Mythology by Edith Hamilton
- 1 Deresa Clam
- 1 Red Brittle star
- 2 Skunk cleaner shrimp
- 1 RBTA
- Various hermits and snails
Q Football or basketball?
A Not into sports but do like Gymnastics!
Q Scotch or burbon?
A I'm 16 so Iced Tea with lemon, please.
Q Do you have any advice for those folks whom are new to the hobby.
A keep up with the maintenance and do your research ahead of time, it saves a lot of frustration later.
I'd like to thank my parents for all the support they give me and for driving me to LFS's and just helping me in general.