2008 Top 10 Saltwater Fish Tanks
Rated #1: Elvis
Number of votes: 135
About Yourself: I have kept Malawi Cichlids for a few years but always wanted a reef setup & I have finally taken the plunge & set my reef tank up. It has only been running 5 weeks. The live rock, live sand & water all came 2nd hand from an established setup.
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang pair of Common Clowns Flame Angel Kole Tang 1 Yellow Rock Goby Red Scooter Blenny 2 cleaner shrimp 1 Blood shrimp 1 orange starfish 4 turbo snails 2 Red legged hermit crabs
Corals/Plants Kept: Small clumps of Xenia, mushrooms & Zoo's that came with the live rock when I bought it. Green tipped Hammerhead Green Tipped Frogspawn Green Goniapora Acan Lord Yellow Fiji Toadstool Red plating montipora Bright green trumpet coral
Tank Size: 40
Advice: Never be afraid to ask for advice.
Description: Latest Picture of my Reef setup
Rated #2: newyorkstylez
Number of votes: 136
Quote: What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
About Yourself: Bit by the saltwater bug!
Fish Kept: Mated Pair of Snowflake Clown Fish, Yellow Tang, Royal Gramma, Flame Angel and a Rose Bubble Tip Anemone.
Corals/Plants Kept: Various SPS, LPS, and Soft Corals.
Tank Size: 90
Advice: The bigger and longer the tank the better. Good water flow and a opened aquascape is a must in order to eliminate dead spots. A deep sand bed (minimum 4"), good quality live rock, powerfull skimmer, and a properly set up refugium with Macro Algae can help keep nitrates at 0 PPM, and water changes to a minimum. Read all marine keeping books, especially "The Reef Aquarium" Vol 1, 2, and 3. Last but not least, Dont shy away from this hobby on the first signs of trouble. Marine aquarium keeping gets easier and easier as the tank matures. If trouble arises, internet forums can be of great help when questions need answering.
Description: 90 Gallon Tech Tank 2007
Rated #3: ocellaris
Number of votes: 130
Quote: Think Big.
About Yourself: Rare marine life fascinates and is a calming backdrop to anyones life.. to sustain an such an alien environment in the home aquaria is a great accomplishment. -Dave Atkinson
Fish Kept: all..
Corals/Plants Kept: starter corals.
Tank Size: 180
Advice: I've only been keeping marine life for 3 years... ill take any advice
Description: Combo Tank, 180 and a 120. 2'x12'. The 120 is used for the carnivore and problematic specimens. I also have a few nano tanks.
Rated #4: timkelley2
Number of votes: 122
Fish Kept: Scissor Tail Goby (1), Lyre Tail Anthias (4 female), Blue/Green Chromis (2), Majestic Foxface, Scribbled Rabbitfish, Sailfin tang, Purple tang, Moorish Idol, Coral Beauty Dwarf Angel (2), Purple Lobster, Blue Spot Watchman Goby, Ocellaris Clown (2), Black Ocellaris Clown (3), Marine Betta, Small Volitan Lion, Black Long-spine Urchin, Royal Tuxedo Urchin, Purple Linkia Star fish. Mandarin Dragonet,
Corals/Plants Kept: Recently added: Small plate coral, Blue ridge coral, Xenia, Pineapple Coral, Purple Fan, Large frogspawn, Small green star polyp colony, Sun Polyp
Tank Size: 144
Advice: Enjoy it. Go one step above what you think you need. Better to have equipment that will do a better job than you need rather not good enough.
Description: 144 gallon tank.
Rated #5: rodwross
Number of votes: 111
Quote: Never Grow Up
About Yourself: had a small freshwater tank, retired and wanted more variety and color.
Fish Kept: 2 balck and white clowns, 2 p clowns, 1 bannerfish, 1 sleeper goby, 1flame angel, 1 canary wrasse, 1 blue hippo, 2 blood shrimp, 1 anomone shrimp, 1 crab, various snails and cleaner crabs
Corals/Plants Kept: 1 frog spawn, 1 feather duster
Tank Size: 75
Advice: have equal amounts of patience and money. if you're short on either, forget it.
Description: Various fish
Rated #6: dolphinsfan
Number of votes: 120
Fish Kept: bicolor angel, tomato clown, royal gramma, fire shrimp.
Corals/Plants Kept: 65lbs of LR with assorted mushrooms
Tank Size: 55
Advice: do your research!
Description: 55g FOWLR
Rated #7: photopro818
Number of votes: 124
About Yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIIkypIK44k
Fish Kept: yellow head eel yellow tank clown trigger niger trigger humu humu trigger 2 blue damsel
Corals/Plants Kept: N/A
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Dont do it if you dont have TIME.
Description: my new tank
Rated #8: floridareefer420
Number of votes: 122
Quote: its alright
About Yourself: like saltwater tanks
Fish Kept: 1 yellow tang , 1powder blue tang , 1sailfin tang , 1 docter tang , 3 lawnmowers , 1 radiant wrasse , 1 yellow wrasse , 1 cleaner wrasse , 2 false perculer clowns , 2 saddleback clowns , 1 strawberry baselet , 1 yellow tail blue damsel ,1 purple anyellow damsel ,100s of snails and crabs ,1 sand sifting star , 1 serpent star ,1 green carpet
Corals/Plants Kept: zenyas and zoos
Tank Size: 180
Advice: its a pain but its alright
Description: 180g 1 yellow tang , 1 powder blue tang , 1sailfin tang , 1 docter tang , 3 lawnmowers , 1 radiant wrasse , 1 yellow wrasse , 1 cleaner wrasse , 2 false perculer clowns , 2 saddleback clowns , 1 strawberry basslet , 1 yellow tail blue damsel ,1 purple and yellow damsel ,100s of snails and crabs ,1 sand sifting star , 1 serpent star ,1 green carpet , 1 coral banded shrimp , 1 pepper mint shrimp
Rated #9: Matos
Number of votes: 108
Quote: Rien ne sert de courrir
About Yourself: I began my hobby with a friend
Fish Kept: 2 Zebrasoma Flavescens 2 Amphiprion Ocellaris 1 Gramma Loretto 1 Apogon Kaudermi 1 Anthias Squampinnis 2 Chromis Viridis 4 Pagures 1 Neocirrhites Armatus 1 Acanthurus Japonicus 1 Centropyge Loriculus
Corals/Plants Kept: none
Tank Size: 105
Advice: Be patient...
Description: Fish only tank after 1 year
Rated #10: rjsplace
Number of votes: 132
Quote: I have to have it.
About Yourself: Have always had small fresh water tanks as a kid. Started saltwater with a 20 gallon long that lasted about 2 weeks. went to a 75 that lasted about 3 months went to a 120 now have a 125 but my goal is to get a 500 or 1,000 gallon and use the 125 as a sump/ refugium when we move into our new house.
Fish Kept: Naso tang, yellow tang, two mated pair of black clowns,flame angle, fire fish and a royal gramma, 6 snails and some green crabs
Corals/Plants Kept: will be getting new ones after the move
Tank Size: 90
Advice: I can say from some mistakes I have made. Go bigger with everthing than the size of you tank. And set up a Q-tank lost a hole tank of fish due to a puffer with ick and velvet.
Description: another pic with more fish trying to get all fish in one shot what a pain!
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