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For further suitable fish types for reef tanks see Delbeek (1991) and Debelius (1986).
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As you can see, the type of light you need really depends on they type of tank your running. Freshwater and fish only tanks can usually get by with the regular Fluorescent lights whereas the freshwater plant keepers and saltwater reef tank keepers will need to invest in better light sources.
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Dottybacks are quite common in retail outlets and most are suitable for reef tanks. One per tank is the usual rule, unless you are prepared to lose several before you get a stable population of them. Some of them can become very aggressive as they get larger (max. 10 cm). These should be amongst the last fish added so that they will not pick on new additions to the tank. For further information on suitable types see Delbeek (1991) and Michael (1990a and b). Coral Reef Fish Tanks supports D and D Aquariums in Woodland Hills CA
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Photo provided by FlickrJul 25, 2016 - These reef tank photos are truly amazing. From 2.5g mini tanks to monster saltwater aquariums the corals and fish are stunning.
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I grew up on the water always fishing and having fish tanks as a kid. I graduated Southampton College with a degree in Marine Biology back in 1987 and was hired on as an aquarist at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. At the time, there was one 90 gallon display tank that was maintained as a reef tank and while some corals did well, others over time faded away. What intrigued me most of all with the tank was watching soft corals like star polyps actually spreading over the substrate and generating new polyps… simply amazing. I was forever hooked and at that point I was a confirmed Coralaholic. My thanks to aquarists Werner Schreiner and Steve Abrams for opening my eyes to the cnidarian world.
Testing your saltwater reef tank water parameters is crucial to not only the well being of your fish, but it is also important for the health and growth of your corals. Keeping the tank's Specific Gravity, pH, Calcium and Alkalinity levels at optimum levels is very important if you want to see growth out of your corals.
There are three common types of saltwater aquarium setups. The Fish Only, the Fish Only with Live Rock (FOWLR) and a reef tank. I really just consider two of those as viable setups. The fish only set up is really kind of difficult in terms of biological control of the filter and (in my opinion) makes it harder to keep a saltwater tank without live rock. Live rock is awesome and will become the primary biological filter in your tank. FOWLR tanks are the way to go for someone new to the saltwater side of the hobby. Reef tanks require a little more precision and can be much more expensive to set up and stock because they require more equipment and more expensive livestock usually.Not so anymore. With the advances in reef keeping science, it has become possible for even novices to have successful nano/mini or micro reef tanks like the ones pictured in this gallery. It's amazing as well that many of these mini reefs were converted from fish-only tanks to stunning little reef systems by utilizing powerful .
The aquarium setup stage of your marine reef tank is now over and many new stages are beginning. There is so much to learn about the corals, fish and invertebrates we keep and it can be quite fun learning about these animals while watching our reef tanks thrive. If you didn't use the sump or refugium in your setup, maybe you can start learning more about these systems with the hopes that you could eventually incorporate them into your reef tank. They will add stability to your system.Dan Wergen's photo of his 72g Bow Front Reef Tank which contains various color polyp rocks, Mushroom rocks, Brain and Meat Corals, a couple of different Torch and Leather Corals, Xenia and Clams. Fish in Dan's tank include a Flame Angel, Coral Beauty (yes), Purple Tang, Six Line, Fairy and Yellow Wrasses. Dan's photo also won 1st Place in the About Saltwater Aquariums February 2005 Reef Tanks Photo Contest.