Reef Keeping
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Pictured below is my Waving Hand Coral (Xenia)                       

My newest hobby is Saltwater aquaria and reef keeping.  I had two saltwater tanks when I was in college back in 1990 or so, but then I sold them because I moved into a smaller apartment and had no room for them.  I got started again in January 2004.  This time I have a 46 gallon acrylic tank.  I built my own 32 gallon sump / refugium.  I am using a XM 10,000K Metal Halide light with 2 PC actinic blue lights as well as one 50/50 and one actinic blue standard florescent light.  Currently my live stock includes:

  • 2 Maroon Clownfish -  (Premnas biaculeatus)

  • 1 Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosus)

  • 1 Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

  • 1 Lawn Mower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus)

  • 1 Firefish Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica)

  • 2 Bulb Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)

  •  Waving Hand Coral (Xenia sp.)

  • Kenya Tree Coral (Capnella sp.)

  • Frogspawn Coral - Branched (Euphyllia paradivisa)

  • 1 Brittle Sea Star (Ophiothrix sp.)

  • 2 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)

  • 4 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Clibanarius tricolor)

  • 4 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crab (Clibanarius sp.)

  • Dozens of various sea snails that are multiplying like rabbits

Macro Algae (Plants)
  • Grape Caulerpa (Caulerpa racemosa) refugium only