2006 Top 10 Corals & Inverts
Rated #1: Mattman82
Number of votes: 61
Quote: Sometimes you have to cross the valleys to reach the top of the mountain
Fish Kept: 1 Ocellaris Clown 1 Yellow Tang 1 Engineering Goby 1 Yellowhead (Pearly) Jawfish 1 Tiger Striped Serpent Star 1 Rose Urchin 1 Rock Clam Many Cerith, Nassarius, Astrea, and Turbo Snails Many Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
Corals/Plants Kept: Lots of Mushrooms... (Hairy, Lavender, Metallic Purple, Red and Green, and Bubbles), Ricordia, Mushroom Anemones, Colt Coral, 4 Tree corals, Large Feather Dusters, Green Star Polyps, Purple, Red, Green and Orange Zoos.Large Green Brain. Lots of White Pulsing Xenia. orange Ball Sponge.
Tank Size: 46
Advice: Be Patient and do not cut short when buying equipment. Make sure you have plenty of filtration and live rock. Making your own rock at home saves a lot of money and aggravation in trying to keep algae down. I have also had more luck keeping my temp. at around 82 degrees F. My corals get larger and also multiply much faster at this temperature.
Description: A good shot of my red and green zoos
Rated #2: revhtree
Number of votes: 59
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: Acan Lord
Rated #3: tanky1979
Number of votes: 60
Quote: live life to the fullest
Fish Kept: Tomato Clownfish, coral beauty, midas blenny, yellow tang,Red Flame Scallop, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, snails,crabs,bubble tip Anemone.
Corals/Plants Kept: Button Polyp Corals/ Chaetomorpha ,sun coral, starburst polys, red & purple mushrooms, toad stool,frog spawn,yellow button polys.
Tank Size: 30
Advice: RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH...... do your homework before buying anything.
Description: sun coral
Rated #4: ozzy31
Number of votes: 42
About Yourself: i did fresh water for 4 years was allwase interested in a reef but was afraid n just decided to pull my finger out of my a.... n do it n im so glad i did im a diesel mechanic n that takes up most of my time the rest is my wife n tank no kids yet so dont know what the hell ill do then .
Corals/Plants Kept: pagoda,candy cane,torch, ass zoos,frog spawn,green mushrooms,red n green scolimia, rock anenamy,blassto wellsi , eligance n still stocking
Tank Size: 100
Advice: lots of patiance i didnt at first n learnd the hard way but at least i learnt from them.find a really good retailer you can trust go to several thats how you tell who is honest n who is a sailsman,im lucky i found 2 really great dealers
Description: my latest addition acan
Rated #5: JBparrot
Rated #6: vayder1
Number of votes: 55
Quote: Treat others as you wish to be treated
Fish Kept: (2) Flase Perculas (1)Blue Tang (1)Royal Gramma (5) Dispar Anthias (2) Green Chromis (1) Copperband Butterfly
Corals/Plants Kept: lots of pretty ones, and easy ones.
Tank Size: 150
Advice: Plan and read. I wouldn't buy anything until your sure about the size of everything you want and the equipment needed to maintain your tank.You can usually figure about $30 - $35 a gal for a tank that is fully set up with livestock. Make sure to support your Local Fish Store, and check the internet to see if there is a good local reef community or forum board. My local board is: www.sdreefs.com If you wish to see the progression of this tank copy & paste this link: http://www.sdreefs.com/forums/showthread.php?p=142497&posted=1#post142497
Description: Green torch
Rated #7: Dancryer
Number of votes: 40
Description: My 9 Month Old Coco-Worm 85g (uk) Bow Front Tank, 4x54 T5 Luminare / Deltec Aqua+ Tubes, Deltec MCE600 Skimmer, Eheim Pro 3 Ex-Filter, TMC UV15, Tunze 6060 / Maxi-Jet 1200 PH Combo, Auto Top-Up, 3 Stage 6" DSB, Hydor ETH 300 heater.
Rated #8: Copepod
Number of votes: 42
About Yourself: Grad student from MSU, started the hobby back on 2005. plan to continues as long as i can.
Fish Kept: 1 sand goby, 1 firefish, 2 clowns (now differentiated), 1 yellow tang, 1 black damsel, 1 pijama Cardinal.
Corals/Plants Kept: I also have a few corals: 1 rock polyps, 2 bubble tips, 3 nanocoral polyps and 2 rocks with mushrooms. I also have two scallops, about 10 hermits and 5 snails.
Tank Size: 46
Advice: Bow tanks are really nice. You can see almost every corner of the tank. I am very pleased with the result I got 1 year after i started the hobby.
Rated #9: ReefingBuddha
Number of votes: 41
About Yourself: I am a 22 year old Senior in College.
Fish Kept: 3 - False Percula Clownfish, 4 - Blue Chromis, 2 - Banjii Cardinals, 1 - Anthia, 1 - Blue Tang, 1 - Red Sea Sailfin Tang, 1 - Firefish, 1 - Neon Dotty Back, 1 - Copper Banded Butterfly Tang, 1 - Clown Tang, 1 - Six Line Wrasse, 2- Watchmen Gobies, = 19 - Total
Corals/Plants Kept: Sebae Anenomea, Bubble Tip Anenomea, 3 - Maxima Clams, 2- Flame Scallops, Derasa Clam, A large variety of zoopolyps, star polyps, mushrooms, and Ricordia, Xenia, Octopus Span, Frog Span Torch Coral, 2 - Toadstool Leather Coral, Finger Leather Coral, Orange Sun Polyp Coral, 4-6 - Caps, 10 - 12 Acros, Some encrust hard corals, 2 - Brain Corals, Open Brain Golden Birds Nest Pink Birds Nest = Approxiamately 45 Colonies/Corals
Tank Size: 160
Description: Clownfish in Sebea Anenomea
Rated #10: gobylover
Number of votes: 42
Quote: Abercrombie and FISH
About Yourself: blah, blah, blah.
Fish Kept: Goby Fish, Puffer fush.
Corals/Plants Kept: All fake corals. Rock and real sea shells.
Tank Size: 50
Advice: Always look at your fish every day for signs of illness, disease. Do weekly water changes.
Description: dwarf frog
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