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Rated #1: JVASQUEZ

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 07/22/2009
Ratings: 7.55
Number of votes: 11
Quote: "WHAT THE HELL"
About Yourself: BEEN IN THE TRADE FOR ABOUT 4YRS ,AND STILL LOVING EVERY MOMENT,PLANNING TO GO LARGER SOON,150 GAL ,STARTED WITH A 18GAL ECLIPSE LASTED 4 MNTS AND THEN GOT 54GAL ,ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAD A TANK FISH ONLY,AND THAT NEXT DAY I BOUGHT MY TANK.
Fish Kept: SAIL FIN TANG,CHOCOLATE TANG,ARC EYE HAWK FISH,BLACK BLENNIE,CANARY BLENNIE,SIX LINE WRASSE,ARABIAN PSUDEOCHROMIS,SCOOTER BLENNIE,TRUE PURCULA CLOWN,2 GREEN CHROMIS,ORANGE SPOT SHRIMP GOBY
Corals/Plants Kept: TORCH CORAL (TAN W/YELLOW TIPS),FROSPAWN (NEON GREEN),CANDY CORAL (BROWN & GREEN CTR) NEON GREEN ,DISC CORAL(ORANGE 7 GREEN,DUNCAN CORAL 2 COLONIES (8 HEADS & 15 HEADS),DENDRO 9 HEADS,ASSORITED ZOOS,BLASTOMUSSA WHITE W/GREEN CTR & MARON W/GREEN CTR 7 POLYPS
Tank Size: 54
Advice: DO ALOT OF RESEARCH,AND THEN DO SOME MORE RESEARCH
Description: dendro 9 heads

Rated #2: Uberbatman

State: New Jersey
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 07/29/2009
Ratings: 7.27
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: ..
Corals/Plants Kept: ..
Tank Size: 44
Advice: ..
Description: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Rated #3: FishChum

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #3 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 07/05/2009
Ratings: 7.18
Number of votes: 11
Quote: Definition of a Reef Tank : Glass box used to make money disappear
Fish Kept: Pare of true percs (clowns)
Corals/Plants Kept: Mixed reef ( softies, zoos, LPS, SPS )
Tank Size: 14
Advice: Read, Read, Read, Don't be worried about mistakes its how we learn!
Description: My First Reef Tank ( 10 month old Bio-Cube 14 )

Rated #4: Barnsey

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #4 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 04/25/2009
Ratings: 7.09
Number of votes: 11
Quote: None
About Yourself: Nothing
Fish Kept: Sailfin Tang,two leopard wrasse,Marine Beta,three Cardinals...Marine
Corals/Plants Kept: Various stonies,several morphs of star polyps
Tank Size: 130
Advice: Listen and learn,be patient
Description: Nice Little Acan :)

Rated #5: patrickr85

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 04/11/2009
Ratings: 6.64
Number of votes: 11
Quote: I need more coral!!!
About Yourself: I am fairly new to the hobby of reefkeeping about 6 months into it. Have made a fair amount of mistakes to learn from. But i have had plenty experience with freshwater more specifically cichlids.
Fish Kept: Currently no fish due to a recent ich outbreak. But i do have a maxima clam, cleaner shrimp, 2 peppermint shrimp, countless turbo snails, and 10 red legged hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants Kept: I mainly am keeping sps, but i have xenia pom poms and a frogspawn. Of course I have some zoas at the moment. I plan on having a wide variety of zoas in the future.
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Everybody says have patience, but im saying have deep pockets.
Description: My Blue Maxima!!!

Rated #6: Jamy

State: Ohio
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 03/25/2009
Ratings: 6.45
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: I went to Maui scuba diving in the reef... I was hooked! I always had tanks as a kid so it was only natural to end up with a giant reef of my own...I love it! I have had it going for four years now, so I say its not going anyware!! Its a lot of upkeep, but so am I, so no problems for me here!! lol... I enjoy it more than watching tv!! theres always drama happening in that little world they live in too...its like the discovery channel live.
Fish Kept: 3 blue chromis 1 sailfin tang 1blue tang 1 niger trigger, sand sifting guy, and a purple yellow"jerk"!
Corals/Plants Kept: Toad stool star polyps open brain red plate brown purple rim plate clams acros millie trumpet coral green ricordias colt coral blue and brown stag im sure more, I see things growing in it all the time I never purchased...creeping out of the live rock..mystery polyps and sponges and the colt coral.. its all over and I never bought it.. I sure have to trim it all the time. but its pretty so whatever...
Tank Size: 75
Advice: If it looks good...DONT touch it. do regular water changes! always use ro/di
Description: side shot ... 75 gal with a monster toad stool, acons, red plate green star polyps, and a long spiny urchin...who always manages to stab me when im cleaning the inside... ouch... but hes cool to look at, so he stays....

Rated #7: mark728

State: New Jersey
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 03/28/2009
Ratings: 6.31
Number of votes: 13
Quote: You can't polish a turd but it's sure fun trying
Fish Kept: Sailfin Tang,Potters angel,Yellow Wrasse,Blue dot goby,3Blue/Green Reef Chromis,6 line wrasse, 2 Yellowtail Damselfish
Corals/Plants Kept: $500 efflo ,rare blue tip efflo,purp slimmer,green slimmer ,red ,and a yellow porties,rare flat plating yellow green monti with thin stalks unknown.baby blue acro,palmers blue mille ,pink millie,chips acro,garf purple bonsai,tyree unknown purple acro,monti confusa,monti spongodes, Monti Vietnemsis,yellow tip blue polyps and light purple body acro,purp/red/green purp rim monti caps,real superman monti ,ultra rare dark green nepthea,green sinularia,blue table acro ,superman acro table red with blue tips.
Tank Size: 120
Advice: This tank is 5 months old ,all corals where grown in my old 46g bow and 72g bow .Ive been around fish tanks for over 18 years it takes time, most people cant understand how my tank looks the way it does after 5 months ,the pic of my tank is at 4 months ,Its a lot of hard work and prep time involved with setting up a reef tank there are no shortcuts , but all Marco rock was soaked in a vinager bath for 10 days then a muratic acid bath for 12 hours, then it was cured with some liverock in a rubbermaid bin ,also live sand was used and the Seachem reef salt was a big help no major algea outbreaks white sand and no algea on my rocks the only problem is Coralline Algae its all over everything I am not crazy about it but the more i scrape it the faster it grows ,
Description: perple slimmer

Rated #8: j0sh321

State: Florida
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 08/01/2009
Ratings: 6.27
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: allardi clown, kohl tang, domino damsel, soon to be blue tang
Corals/Plants Kept: mushrooms, polyps, xenia, anemones
Tank Size: 90
Advice: research
Description: awesome clown in anemone

Rated #9: luisgon

State: None/Other
Country: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag
Rank: #9 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 06/07/2009
Ratings: 6.17
Number of votes: 6
About Yourself: I have 4 aquariums- 125 reef, 55 planted freshwater, 12 Aquapod in my office, 3 gallon cube reef. 20 years + in the hobbie.
Fish Kept: Yellow tang Blue tang Tomato clown Six line wrasse Coral beauty angel Percula clowns-2 Pseudochromis Diadema
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogspawn Hammer Colt Gorgonians Brains Leathers Zoanthids Clove Polyps Waving Xenia Green Star polyps Cabbage leather Kenya tree coral Blue mushrooms etc.
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Patience and perseverance are the must important keys to success.
Description: Hammer coral

Rated #10: theapman

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #10 out of 70 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted: 05/23/2009
Ratings: 6.14
Number of votes: 14
Quote: Make sure the fish you pick are eating like Sharks!!!
About Yourself: I am a software consultant in Beverly Hills. 5 months in the game. It has been a real struggle but now the aquarium has settled. It sure is a pure enjoyment. I wish the world could see in person. Pics don't do justice.
Fish Kept: Purple Tang, Blue Hippo Tang, 2 Black Saddleback Clownfish, Bi-Color Pseudochromis, Purple Queen Anthia, Bi-Color Blenny, Tiger jawfish, Blue Jaw Trigger, Yellow Coris Wrasse, Spotted Leopard Wrasse, 2 Purple Firefish. and Red Mandarin, Melanaurus Wrasse, 3 Purple Tilefish. Snails, hermits, conchs, etc. All fish peacefully getting along surprising.
Corals/Plants Kept: 6 Differennt Frogspawn Colonies, Hammers, Wesslophylia Brain, Green Bubble, Reg Bubble, Blueberry Gorgonian, Nuclear Green Candy Cane, Alvepora, Pulsating Xenia, Purple Green Lobo, Toadsool Leather, Red, purple mushrooms, Blatmusso, Galaxea Coral, Torches, etc
Tank Size: 210
Advice: This is m first Saltwater Reef Tank. Watch Out For the Sucker Stage!!!, Don't rush into anything. All fish must eat before you purchase. I cannot begin to tell you how may fish were lost because they never ate.
Description: BRRRRAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNSSSS!!! Wesslophyillia Open Brain