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Rated #1: iwan

State: None/Other
Country: Switzerland Switzerland Flag
Rank: #1 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 02/24/2006
Ratings: 7.35
Number of votes: 350
Quote: none
Fish Kept: 2 Zebrasoma flavescens 1 Zebrasoma veliferum 20 Pseudanthias squamipinnis 11 Chromis virdis 3 Amphiprion ocellaris 2 Oxycirrhites typus 2 Synchiropus splendidus 2 Labroides dimidiatus 1 Salarias fasciatus 1 Gobiodon okinawae 2 Gobiodon histrio
Corals/Plants Kept: several stone corals
Tank Size: 210
Advice: In my opinion the most important ingredients for successfully keeping sensitive sea animals are: Take time, much time and watch the animals closely. Changes to the system must always be done slowly. Fast changes usually have negative impacts. Don't overlook the fact that most of the available animals and decorations (LR) are taken from the oceans. As a diver in tropical waters I enjoy swimming in untouched coral-reefs, full of great and small life. The ability to do this in an incomparable system is very important to me. As a diver there is an unwritten law: "Grasp nothing, do not carry anything forward... Except photos and memories." The thought to put animals from this singular habitat into an artificial biotope seems grotesque. The uniqueness of the habitat "coral reef" is dependent on every resident. Every organism is a small, important part in the success of this wonderful world. It is necessary to understand and be conscience of these. I try to offer my animals an adequate and natural habitat. If possible, I always give after-cultivations and coral fragments the advantage. My topmost aim is keeping corals and fishes and not has to replace them. Unfortunately, there are reef keepers who replace the fishes and corals once in a while. Simply, unsuitable conditions and a lack of experience/interests are the reasons for it. I personally disassociate myself with those that do not care. The preservation of the natural coral-reefs isn't only a thing for the governments; everybody can and should make their own contributions.
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Rated #2: purpletang

State: None/Other
Country: New Zealand New Zealand Flag
Rank: #2 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 01/16/2006
Ratings: 7.18
Number of votes: 341
Fish Kept: .
Corals/Plants Kept: .
Tank Size: 500
Advice: .
Description: Full reef tank pic. Over 100 coral and 50 fish

Rated #3: SunnyX

State: Michigan
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 06/08/2006
Ratings: 7.15
Number of votes: 312
Quote: none
About Yourself: http://rimlessreef.weebly.com/
Fish Kept: 1 Naso Tang 3 Yellow Tangs 1 Kole Tang 1 Blue Tang 1 Fox Face 1 Copperband Butterfly 4 Lyetrail Anthais (1 male, 3 female) 1 Blue Devil Damsel
Corals/Plants Kept: Acropora: Pink millepora Lemon Lime millepora Multi-color millepora Blue tenuis Tricolor Valida Blue humilis Green Slimer Blue Slimer Purple Monster Becker Blue Tort Yellow Tort Blue tip Stag Purple Stag Sky Blue tipped aspera Purple and blue rubosta Teal Corallites nobilis Purple tip deswali Glowsticks and sapphire kimbesis Montipora: Orange capricornis Green capricornis Orange digitata Green digitata Purple digitata Barney purple encrusting Blue polyp encrusting Orange encrusting Green and orange polyp encrusting Other Corals: Pink pocillopora damicornis Green Pink pocillopora damicornis Green Star Polyps Zooanthids (assorted colonies and colors)
Tank Size: 225
Advice: If I were to give anyone words of advice I would tell them to be patient, good things take time to develop. Too many people rush into things and fail to allow their aquariums to reach their full potential. Read as much as can, books and forums are great tools. This hobby has many great people ready and able to answer almost all questions thrown their way. So if you're unsure about anything please ask. Hopefully as the years pass this hobby will become more accessible; with new technologies developing rapidly it's an exciting time to be in this hobby.
Description: Main Tank: 225gl Starphire (60Lx36Wx24H) Euro-Braced Reef Tank Water Movement: TUNZE 6100 Stream, SEIO 1500, One Aquaclear 270 Powerhead Main Pump: Sequence DART Skimmer: Deltec AP851 Calcium Reactor: GEO Calcium Reactor Main Lighting: Two 250 watt Metal Halide housed in Lumenarc III Reflectors Bulbs: Two XM 10K 250 Watt SE - Three 140 watt VHO (Two Uri Actinic, One Actinic White) Ballasts: Two Hellolights ARO PRO Series Ballasts M58 Sump: 45gl sump, 4 cups of carbon changed every month. Small Refugium in sump. Top Off: Tank is topped off with Kalkwasser using a Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer Water Parameters: • Calcium: ~ 400 PPM • Alkalinity: ~ 7.5dKH • Specific Gravity: ~1.026 • pH: ~ 8.23 • Temperature:~ 77.4Ί - 79.0Ί • Nitrate: Undetectable • Phosphate: Undetectable

Rated #4: hambalid

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 12/29/2006
Ratings: 7.1
Number of votes: 280
Quote: .
About Yourself: I started with a 120 gallon tank, progressed to 180, and now a 375. Going from 120 to 180 wasn't hard. The move to 375 was very challenging. Reef keeping becomes exceedingly difficult as the water volume increases.
Fish Kept: Green Chromis Sohal Tang Kole Tang Clown Tang Sailfin Tang Zebra Striped Gobies Red Fire Fish Gobies Kaudern's Cardinal Pyjama Cardinal Clown Goby Sunburst Anthias Ruby Wrasse Laboutei Wrasse Scott's Fairy Wrasse Copperbanded Butterfly Green Mandarin Lawnmower Blenny Midas Blenny
Corals/Plants Kept: Acropora: Prostrata, Austera, Tortuosa, Yongei, Millepora, Abrolhosensis, Solitaryensis, Pariis, and Cardus. Montipora: Danae, Capricornis, Digitata, Spongodes. Pocillopora: Damicornis and Hystrix. Soft Coral: Xenia
Tank Size: 375
Advice: Patience and 10% water changes every 2-3 weeks.
Description: SPS dominated tank

Rated #5: revhtree

State: Georgia
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 08/29/2006
Ratings: 6.97
Number of votes: 276
Quote: John 3:16
About Yourself: Pastor
Fish Kept: Naso Tang Regal Tang Kole Tang Mated Pair Percula Clowns Skunk Clown Madarin Dragnet Scooter Blenny
Corals/Plants Kept: Sps, Lps, Zoanthids
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Take it slow! Get on a good reef froum and read, learn, ask, and read some more. There will be up's and down's in this hobby, but it is worth it. Make sure you price check on your equipment. Usually the net is so much cheaper.
Description: 125G Mixed Reef

Rated #6: CAReefer

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 02/25/2006
Ratings: 6.86
Number of votes: 341
Quote: Only bad things happen quickly in a reef tank.
Fish Kept: Naso Tang Sailfin Tang Blue Pacific Tang Blue Lined Tang 4 False Percs 2 Cinnamon Clowns 1 Flame Angel 1 Rabbitfish 1 Purple Pseudochromis 2 PITA yellow chromis 4 Lyretail Anthias
Corals/Plants Kept: Mostly SPS some LPS
Tank Size: 225
Advice: Go for Stability in water parameters.
Description: My 225 gallon SPS dominated Mixed Reef

Rated #7: clownfish

State: None/Other
Country: Sweden Sweden Flag
Rank: #7 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 12/12/2006
Ratings: 6.85
Number of votes: 253
Quote: ItΒ΄s only common sense but common sense is not that common
Fish Kept: Fish: 1 Blue powder tang (Acanthurus leucosternon ), 1Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens), 7 (Pterapogon kauderni), 2 Cleaner Gobies (Gobiosoma spp), 1 Blue-green Chromis Viridis, 2 Common clown fish (Amphiprion ocellaris), 1 Bicolor Blenny (Ecsenius bicolor). Invertebrates: 20 Trochus snails 1 Tuxedo urchin (Mespilia globulus) 1 unidentified crab
Corals/Plants Kept: Sps, Lps and soft corals. Some macro algae.
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Take your time before getting into this hobby. Read books and make sure you get the right equipment from the beginning. Knowledge will save you a lot of money and headache in this wonderful hobby. The most rewarding part of this hobby for me is to be able to breed marine fish. I breed the Banggai Cardinal which is a great fish to start with and this species is sadly also threatened in nature because of our hobby. Happy reefing!
Description: My 100 gallon (375L) reef tank.

Rated #8: domclav

State: Washington
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 09/30/2006
Ratings: 6.74
Number of votes: 281
Quote: x
Fish Kept: x
Corals/Plants Kept: x
Tank Size: 55
Advice: x
Description: 55 Gallon mixed reef tank

Rated #9: whit3nj

State: New Jersey
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 08/30/2006
Ratings: 6.69
Number of votes: 291
Quote: Tomorrow is a new day
About Yourself: Started this hobby 1.5 years ago and it turned into an obsession! I really enjoy to come home and tinker with the tank each day. Everything is doing incredible. I even frag and give them to the local fish store.
Fish Kept: Percula clown pair Yellow Citron Goby. Yellow Watchman Goby Pistol Shrimp Purple Firefish 2 Yellow striped clingfish 6 sexy shrimp 1 skunk shrimp
Corals/Plants Kept: See Photos.
Tank Size: 20
Advice: Monitor all parameters! Watch nitrates.
Description: 20 Gallon H

Rated #10: djisaacs

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #10 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted: 08/25/2006
Ratings: 6.67
Number of votes: 311
Quote: If at first you dont sucseed try, try again
About Yourself: I got in to the hobby by "jasons aquatics" they are our local experts. their goods are fantastic quality second to none, for expert knowledge, they are online at www.jasonsaquatics.co.uk
Fish Kept: 3 yellow tangs,1 pair clown fish,pajama wrasse,1 royal garama,2 jaw fish,1 goby,2 fire shrimps.blue knuckle crab.
Corals/Plants Kept: star poyps,xenia (blue,wild,common) 3 toadstool ,2 large torch corals,branching anchor,branching frogspawn, 3 red bush corals,2 acroporas, 3 montipora plates, trumpets 2 large, 1large galaxea, button polyps different types,3 sea rods, 1 large maxima clam, 2 devil finger, 3 large open brains. and count less more
Tank Size: 150
Advice: keeping marines are much easier now,and is very rewarding.please try www.jasonsaquatics.co.uk for expert advice
Description: 5x2x2. main tank.sump 3x2x1,with mineral mud.lighting2x150watt metal halides2 blue actinics.reef rack.3 power heads in main tank,uvlight.105kg live cured rock