I've been reading alot lately on salt water for the past year or so. I have the nano-reef handbook, reef invertebrates, Corals, New Marine Aquarium, Invertebrates by Julian sprung, Ultimate Marine Aquariums, and about 5 others. I've read each book multiple times and making a wish list. So I have a list of invertebrates that I wonder if anyone here has had experience with. Difficulties and what not. Or if no one has evey seen one at a lfs or for sale period, that pretty much regard that species as unattainable.
I've been doing freshwater for about six years and the last two years, started to really do water testing and being more "concious" about my aquarium. I want to set up a large reef tank, 150 gal or so and I only want maybe five fish total in the whole thing. Of course a few Ocellaris and a mandarin. Maybe a purple fire fish.
I know my lighting would be about 800watts metal halide and a few VHO or Flouresent in the mix.
So here's my wish list of things I've seen all the books and read about saying they are reef safe and hardy if the tank is properly maintained. If anyone has experience with any of these, please share your likes or dislikes with that particular species.
Cinachaura aka Yellow ball sponge
Ptilocaulis aka Red finger sponge (Requires supplement feeding, strong water flow)
Heteractis magnifica - Anemone
Stichodactyla gigantea aka Green Carpet Anemone
Macrodactyla - Anemone
Elysia diomedea aka Green Sea Slug
Cyerce nigricans aka Glass Sea Slug
Vermicularia sp aka Worm shell snail (calcium and alkalinity additions)
Lima Scabra aka Flame Scallop (what is this "marine snow" they talk about?)
Sabellastarte - Feather Worm
red protula bispiralis aka Hard tube feather duster
Eupolymnia crassicornis aka Spaghetti worm
Pafuritta grocilipes aka coral hermit crab
Ophioderma Squamosissimus aka Serpent Star (Red)
Ophioderma Appressum aka Serpent Star (Green)
Polycarpa aurata aka Sea squirt (requires iodine and trace supplements)
Clavelina Robusta aka Sea Squirt
Now the other two are I want are more common and seen them many times, but Tridacna maxima clams are amazing and I love Coral Banded Shrimp as well.
Is it a possibility to starver filter feeders if there is so few fish?