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Rated #1: AZReef

State: Arizona
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 08/25/2011
Ratings: 7.58
Number of votes: 150
About Yourself: I have been a part of the reef culture for over 15 years. This is my second reef tank. I started with a 75 gallon tank in which I learned a lot before having the luck of getting this 200 plus tank. My original goal when I set up this micro reef was that every coral could be reproduced providing tank raised, hardy and colorful corals to the hobby. The tank has been successful to that goal.
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang, Flame Hawk, Chromis, Clown Fish, assorted damsel, Rabbit Fish Other invertebrates: Cleaner shrimp, chestnut cowrie, royal urchin, blue linka starfish, snails, black brittle star
Corals/Plants Kept: Platgyra (Brain), Yellow Sinularia, Colt Coral, Euphyllia (Frogspawn, Anchor varieties), Capenella, Sarcophyton, Caulastrea, Anthelia, green star polyps, Assorted mushrooms, lobbophytum, Turbiania, Yellow Polyps
Tank Size: 200
Advice: Research as much as you can and have a plan. Try not to do things on the fly and think through what you need to do to be successful with anything you will have in your micro reef. This tank has been up and running since 2003. Most of the corals are a number of generations from the originals. Most of the fish are 8 to 12 years old. Growth in the tank is very fast and corals must be harvested every 6 to 12 months to prevent over crowding.
Description: 200 Gallon Reef Tank

Rated #2: Surferdude

State: South Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/01/2011
Ratings: 7.39
Number of votes: 204
Quote: Be patient and let it Grow
About Yourself: Fun, Hard Working, Perfectionist, if its worth doing its worth doing better than normal.
Fish Kept: Sailfin, Purple Tang X3, 5 Yellow Tangs, 1 Marroon Clown, 1 Christmas Wrasse, 1 Yellow Wrasse, Vlamingi Tang, Blue Jaw Trigger, 3 Soldier Bar's, Coral Beauty, Fox Face, Long Nose Butterfly, Virgate Rabbit Fish, Copperband Butterfly, Hawaiian Naso Tang, among many others...
Corals/Plants Kept: Too Many to mention...heck I don't even know all the names.
Tank Size: 180
Advice: Take the time to read in depth Before you begin this hobby and find very good Teachers (Thanks to Richard, Greg, Kim, and Kevin) Special Thanks to Seachem. Enjoy the hobby on a day to day basis and treat your Aquarium as if it were a Machine that needs constant maintenance. Hard work and persistence are a must in this hobby. There are also NO Short Cuts or Quick Fixes in this hobby!
Description: 180 REEF. 1 Year Old. Mixed hard and Soft corals under a single T5 Tek Light fixture.

Rated #3: McPhisto

State: None/Other
Country: Italy Italy Flag
Rank: #3 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 01/22/2011
Ratings: 7.24
Number of votes: 244
Quote: no one
About Yourself: Computer system manager, drum player
Fish Kept: 1 Pomacanthus Imperator 1 Acanthurus Sohal 1 Euxiphipops Navarcus 1 Pygoplites Diacanthus 1 Pseudochromis paccagnella 2 Synchiropus marmoratus 2 Synchiropus splendidus 2 Amphiprion clarkii 1 Dascyllus melanurus 5 Chrysiptera parasema 1 Pseudochelinus hexataenia 2 Amphiprion Percula 1 Gramma Loreto 1 Pseudochromis flavivertex 2 lysmata ambionensis 1 lysmata wundermanni 2 hymenocera elegans 3 Lysmata debelius 10 calcinus elegans
Corals/Plants Kept: 2 cataliphyllia jardinei 1 ricordea yuma 2 euphyllia cristata 1 euphyllia glabrescens 1 seriatopora stellata 1 seriatopora histryx 1 millepora red 3 pocillopora tricolor 2 sarcophiton 1 tridacna crocea 1 tridacna maxima 3 montipora foliosa 15 acropora sp. 1 phisogyra 1 turbinaria peltata 3 goniopora (green - purple) 1 galaxea 1 actiniodiscus blue 1 fungia
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Be patient, patient and patient again!!
Description: front view

Rated #4: Nemo8710

State: North Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 08/25/2011
Ratings: 6.87
Number of votes: 145
Quote: I love My TANK!
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang, Hippo Tang, Naso Tang, Tonomi Tang, Two Yellow Tail Damsels, Humu Humu Trigger, Koran Angel, King Angel, B&W Clowns, 2 Chromis, FoxFace, Yellow Damsel, Six Line Wrasse, and A Watchman Goby
Corals/Plants Kept: SPS Dominant , With a few LPS, Chalice and Zoas
Tank Size: 125
Advice: START SLOW and ask questions Your Tank Is Not The OCEAN. Please DO NOT Compare It To The OCEAN, Do what Works For You And You Will Have Great Sucess! ~Trey Overton~
Description: ~125 Gallon SPS Dominant Predator Reef ~

Rated #5: dpr000000

State: Florida
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 06/21/2011
Ratings: 6.78
Number of votes: 158
Fish Kept: Only the pretty ones.
Corals/Plants Kept: Tried most of them.
Tank Size: 120
Advice: I am still new at this, 3yrs, but you have to read. Understand your enviroment, not everything you see or want can thrive in your tank. Don't get discouraged. you will lose a fair amount but know why and learn from it.
Description: My living room Aquascape

Rated #6: serrasalmus

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #6 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 02/20/2011
Ratings: 6.75
Number of votes: 181
Fish Kept: Regal Tang, Powder Blue, Yellow + cardinals & clowns
Corals/Plants Kept: SPS & LPS with Zoa's
Tank Size: 100
Advice: I am new !
Description: Latest Pics Of My One year old Reef Tank

Rated #7: prateekdutta

State: None/Other
Country: India India Flag
Rank: #7 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 06/13/2011
Ratings: 6.74
Number of votes: 159
Quote: Save the Reefs
About Yourself: I am passionate about my aquarium !!!
Fish Kept: 1 Regal Tang 2 Tomato Clown 1 Yellow belly damsel 1 Blue damsel
Corals/Plants Kept: Colt coral(Cladiella sp.) Disc Coral (Turbinaria sp.) Flowerpot coral (Goniopora sp.) Red Mushroom polyps( Discosoma cardinalis) Eagle Eye (Zoanthid sp.) Fan Worms Bubble Coral(Plerogyra sp) Leather Coral (Sacrophyton sp.) Clam Brain Coral(Favites sp.) Torch Coral(Euphyllia sp)
Tank Size: 120
Advice: Reef Keeping is Difficult. First start with fish only systems then move on to Reef. Before keeping reef aquarium always read good books. Use A and B Additives and Calcium additive and Part 1 and Part 2 Additives manufactured by WaterWorldIndia website: www.WaterworldIndia.com
Description: My Reef Tank With new coral Frog spawn

Rated #8: Airwolf75

State: Nevada
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 06/09/2011
Ratings: 6.64
Number of votes: 163
Quote: Nice Blue Sponge, They were trying to propogate that but nobody could keep it alive.
About Yourself: Scientist
Fish Kept: 2 Ocellaris Clowns Royal Gramma Yellow Watchman Goby Randall's Goby Green Mandarin Powder Blue Tang Gren Chromis
Corals/Plants Kept: A hundred or so different SPS 3 giant clams 2 Red Bubble Tip Anemones Photosynthetic blue and purple sponges About 20 LPS and Softies
Tank Size: 180
Advice: People online often stretch the truth, don't believe everything you read.
Description: 180 Gallon Las Vegas Reef Tank

Rated #9: pirut

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 08/08/2011
Ratings: 6.54
Number of votes: 149
About Yourself: I've been only doing salt water for just over a year but have had freshwater tanks for about 10 years.
Fish Kept: Flame angel, black ocellaris clown, tailspot blenny, starry blenny
Corals/Plants Kept: goniopora, alveopora, frogspawn, lots of zoas, lots of mushrooms, blue seafan, orange carnation, rose BTA, montipora, black sun coral, some star polyps, crocea clam, clove coral,
Tank Size: 28
Advice: Be patient and do your research before buying.
Description: Nano reef

Rated #10: Alitoo_81

State: None/Other
Country: Venezuela Venezuela Flag
Rank: #10 out of 109 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted: 07/07/2011
Ratings: 6.53
Number of votes: 164
Fish Kept: flame angle, yellow tangs, sohal, clowns, Anthias, Royal Gramma, Powder blue, Fire Fish, Cole ... ect
Corals/Plants Kept: SPS AND LPS
Tank Size: 200
Advice: Have patience and happy reefing.
Description: 3D Akil's Reef Tank (you can see it on YouTube)