Top 10 Corals & Inverts 2009

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Dendrophylliidae - Dendrophyllia Stocking In 54 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: 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 gallons
Advice: DO ALOT OF RESEARCH,AND THEN DO SOME MORE RESEARCH
Description: dendro 9 heads

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Odontodactylus Scyllarus - Peacock Mantis Shrimp Stocking In 44 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.27
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: ..
Corals/Plants: ..
Tank Size: 44 gallons
Advice: ..
Description: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Protopalythoa Sp. - Button Polyp Stocking In 14 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #3 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: Mixed reef ( softies, zoos, LPS, SPS )
Tank Size: 14 gallons
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: Corals Inverts - Acanthastrea Lordhowensis - Aussie Acan Lord Stocking In 130 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #4 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: Various stonies,several morphs of star polyps
Tank Size: 130 gallons
Advice: Listen and learn,be patient
Description: Nice Little Acan :)

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Tridacna Maxima - Blue Maxima Clam Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: 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 gallons
Advice: Everybody says have patience, but im saying have deep pockets.
Description: My Blue Maxima!!!

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Sarcophyton Sp. - Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: 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 gallons
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: Corals Inverts - Condylactis Gigantea - Condy Anemone Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.27
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: allardi clown, kohl tang, domino damsel, soon to be blue tang
Corals/Plants: mushrooms, polyps, xenia, anemones
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: research
Description: awesome clown in anemone

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Trachyphyllia Radiata - Brain Coral Stocking In 210 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #8 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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: 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 gallons
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

Rated #9: Corals Inverts - Lobophytum Sp. - Devil's Hand Leather Coral Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.08
Number of votes: 13
Quote: "You spent how much on a stupid rock?"
About Yourself: New to the hobby of Marine almost 2 years ago. Bought the tank for my girl on her birthday, now I am hooked (obsessed), but she still loves it too.
Fish Kept: Mated pair of true percula clowns, watchman goby, Diamond "Sand Sifter" Goby, 1 juvenile Yellow Tang (to be moved to bigger tank soon, Randall's Pistol shrimp (Alpheus randalli), and basic cleaners, incl. Astria and Nassarius snails, hermits.
Corals/Plants: New frags added: pulsing xenia, kenya tree coral, devils hand, sarcophyton (toadstool), finger leather, mushrooms, bright green zoanthids. Torch coral, open brain coral, trumpet coral, green star polyps, bubble coral, fuzzy mushrooms. 65lb Fiji live rock, 50lb mixed Fiji Pink and Flamingo Pink live sand.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Never stop reading, researching, testing, and caring for your tank.
Description: An attempt at a macro shot of a Devils Hand leather coral and a clown fish in background.

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Haliotis Sp. - Abalone Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 72 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6
Number of votes: 20
Quote: "America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
About Yourself: Just had the itch one day and bought a few Bettas and kept going from there. I have an interest in saltwater tanks, however my pocket book does not currently share the same interest. I just aquired a 120 gallon tank and am in the process of setting it up for saltwater
Fish Kept: Mono Sebae, Russell's Lion, Stonefish, Powder Brown Tang, Spiney Box Puffer, Columbian Shark (catfish).
Corals/Plants: Fake Plants
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: I have this tank and a few other smaller tanks. I recommend beggining with an Eclipse system and reading Freshwater or Saltwater Tanks for Dummies. The Eclipse system comes with everything you need. Make sure you have time for the hobby.
Description: He sure is intriguingly ugly, yet majestic.
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