Top 10 Corals & Inverts 2010

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp Stocking In 37 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp Stocking In 37 Gallons Tank - Closeup section of my tank
Username: Dennis
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Dennis on
Ratings: 7.91
Number of votes: 11
Quote: don't sweat the petty stuff, just pet the sweaty stuff!
About Yourself: Managed a pet store in 80's, had 23 freshwater tanks, bred central american cichlids bred true chameleons and Phelsuma (Gieco Gecko LOL!)went into the AF and have kids now, so thought it was time to expose them to the wonderful hobby of fish keeping.
Fish Kept: 1-Banghaii Cardinal, 1-Firefish goby, 1-six-line wrasse, 1-yellow watchman goby, 1-painted clown goby, 1-green chromis, 1-pygmy hawk.
Corals/Plants: 2-Acans (1 red, 1 green) 2-Monti Cap (1 orange, 1 green) 1-Green Psammacora 1-Acro sp. 1-Duncan w/new head 1-Blasto wellsi w/3 new heads 1-Candy Cane 1-Robokaki Chalice 1-Alien Eye Chalice 1-Galaxia (it was on the bottom got bumped by the mag cleaner and all but died...my bad not checking it's location after the bottom relocation) 1-Green Favia 1-kenyan tree softie 2-Neon Green Sinularia 1-Green Polyped Leather 12+ assorted colored Ricordea 4+ hairy mushrooms 2 Metallic green elephant ears 2-Red Rhodactis 5 or 6 Green Rhodactis Many different color Discsomas Many different color Zoanthids 2 species Pulsing Xenia Electric Green Colve polyps that have orange tips Daisy Cloves Micro blue cloves Orange Gorgonian (captive frag doing good so far) INVERTS~ 6-8 blue leg hermits 2-peppermint shrimp 1-Scarlet cleaner shrimp 1-growing brittle star ( came as a hitchhiker)
Tank Size: 37 gallons
Advice: RESEARCH_RESEARCH_RESEARCH! Go slow buy the best of all the equipment you can afford...do not skimp even if it delays setting up your dream tank, cause in the end you WILL pay for it anyways! Try to use cultured frags whenever possible, join a local reef club and get to know the folks at your LFS well and ask questions that you know the answer to and see the response to check the level of their knowledge.
Description: Closeup section of my tank

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Ricordea Florida - Ricordea Mushroom, Gold/orange (caribbean) Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Ricordea Florida - Ricordea Mushroom, Gold/orange (caribbean) Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank - Ricordia
Username: Luis F Gonzalez
Country: Puerto Rico
Rank: #2 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Luis F Gonzalez on
Ratings: 7.36
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: I have 4 aquariums- 125 reef, 55 planted freshwater, 12 Aquapod in my office, 3 gallon cube reef. 20 years + in the hobbie.
Fish Kept: Yellow tang Blue tang Tomato clown Six line wrasse Coral beauty angel Percula clowns-2 Pseudochromis Diadema
Corals/Plants: Frogspawn Hammer Colt Gorgonians Brains Leathers Zoanthids Clove Polyps Waving Xenia Green Star polyps Cabbage leather Kenya tree coral Blue mushrooms etc.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Patience and perseverance are the must important keys to success.
Description: Ricordia

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Bam Bam Orange Zoanthid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Bam Bam Orange Zoanthid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Bam Bam orange Zoanthid
Username: Daniel
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Daniel on
Ratings: 7.33
Number of votes: 12
Fish Kept: Neon tetra, Albino Cory, Otto, Rubberlip pleco, Bumble Bee pleco, German Blue Ram, Farlowella(stick cat), Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Smithii Mantis Shrimp, Fancy Goldfish, Peppered Cory, Green Chromis, Maroon Clown,
Corals/Plants: Rotala indica, rotala rotundifolia, some crypt, java fern, blyxa, singapore moss, lotus, ludwigia broad leaf, Mushroom, Ricordia, Tyree Green Toadstool, Euphillia, Favites, Zoanthid(armor of god, nuclear green, dragon eye, orchids, and more without names), Xenia, Kenya tree, dendrophilia, green acropora, tubs green birdsnest, starpolyps, lobophillia, acans, and probably a few more i forgot.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Enjoy it!
Description: Bam Bam orange Zoanthid

Rated #4: Corals Inverts - Lysmata Amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Corals Inverts - Lysmata Amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - cleaner shrimp on montipora undata
Username: Josee
Country: Canada
Rank: #4 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Josee on
Ratings: 7.23
Number of votes: 13
Fish Kept: 2 clownfish percula, 1 lieutenant tang, 1 yellow tang, 1 coral beauty, 2 chromis, 2 spot tail globies, 4 green clown gobies, 1 lyretail anthias, 1 swallow tail angel, 1 mandarin, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 cardinal pajama, 1 cardinal bangail, 1 glass cardinal.
Corals/Plants: SPS and some LPS
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: read, ask questions and be patient!
Description: cleaner shrimp on montipora undata

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Ambystoma Tigrinum - Tiger Salamander Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Ambystoma Tigrinum - Tiger Salamander Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - tiger salamander with night crawler
Username: most
Country: United States
Rank: #5 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: most on
Ratings: 7.08
Number of votes: 13
Fish Kept: puffers
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: check fish everyday.
Description: tiger salamander with night crawler

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Trachyphyllia Geoffroyi - Brain Coral Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Trachyphyllia Geoffroyi - Brain Coral Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank - Red and Green Trachophyllia
Username: Jeremy
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Jeremy on
Ratings: 7
Number of votes: 12
About Yourself: I got into the hobby right out of college...Thought it would be fun to get a gold fish in a little 3 gallon aquarium and it just kind of exploded from there. I now have the nano reef, as well as two fresh water tanks and a couple of reptiles to go along with my cat. I work part time in the fish department of a local pet store and don't really consider it work. It's my hobby and I love seeing people get excited about fish and corals!
Fish Kept: Fish kept: Yellow Watchmen Goby paired with a Michael's Target Pistol Shrimp, Green Clown Goby, Purple Fire Fish, Tail Spot Blenny, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Pom Pom Crab, Pink Emerald Crab, 2 margarita snails, 3 astrea snails, 1 turbo snail (off and on...replace when he dies and need another), 5 hermit crabs, Pink with Green center Tube Anemone
Corals/Plants: Corals: Blastumossa Welsii, Blastumossa Merleti, Pavona Maldivensis, Orange Eye Chalice, Green Trachophylia/Wellsophyllia, Red and Green Trachophyllia, Candy Cane Calaustria (Trumpet), Blue Anthelia, Green Spongodes, Blue/Purple Mushrooms, Red Mushrooms, 2 or 3 different kinds of Zooanthids, Purple and Green Favia Brain, Metallic Green Star Polyps, Duncanopsammia (Duncan), Orange Carpet Lobophyllia, ....I think that's it
Tank Size: 10 gallons
Advice: My advice is to take it slow, don't over feed, do it right, invest some money in the set up, read a book or two, don't rely entirely on the internet for resources because there is a lot of incorrect info out there, and most importantly TAKE IT SLOW AND DON'T OVER FEED!
Description: Red and Green Trachophyllia

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Assorted Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Assorted Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Zoo's
Username: Faizan Ashraf
Country: Canada
Rank: #7 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Faizan Ashraf on
Ratings: 7
Number of votes: 11
Quote: "look mommy its nemo"
About Yourself: I like photography and I like reefs. I put two and two together which lead me to this...
Fish Kept: many
Corals/Plants: many
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Don't cheap out
Description: Zoo's

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Entacmaea Quadricolor - Rose Bulb Anemone Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Entacmaea Quadricolor - Rose Bulb Anemone Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank - My baby Ocellaris clown in his baby rose bubble tip anemone!
Username: Johnny Ma
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Johnny Ma on
Ratings: 6.82
Number of votes: 11
Quote: Do unto others as they do unto you...
About Yourself: Im not new to the hobby but I am new to having my very OWN reef tank managed but only yours truly. I have grown up around my parents who are both the crazy avid reefer (700 gallon reef!). That obviously rubbed off on me and when I parted from my parents to my big move here to California, I just HAD to have my own. I tried having a 12 gallon nano... Didnt last too long for many reasons. Lets just say that it was in a gym where lots of kids were present and it was OPEN top. lol bigggggg mistake. So I relocated my reef to my home and got the idea to upgrade to a larger system! Then POOF... Here comes the 50 gallon reef!
Fish Kept: 2 black Darwin Ocellaris clowns (Bonnie & Clyde) 2 Pajama Cardinals (Polka & Dot) 1 Banghai Cardinal (Bang-Guy) lol 1 Coral Beauty Angel (Coral) 1 Yellow Tang (Bubbles) 1 Blue Hippo Tang (Dory!) 1 Yellow Watchman Goby (Walter) 2 Domino Damsels (Ritalin & Strattera) 2 Striped Damsels (Adderall & Skitz) 1 Algae Blenny (Lenny) 1 Cleaner Shrimp (Jacque!) 1 Coral Bandit Shrimp (Pierre) So yes your probably wondering how I keep them all alive.... The trick is lots of hiding places and an excellent filtration system!
Corals/Plants: Inverts: 1 Sebae Anemone 1 Rose Anemone with Green Base Tons of snails and hermits. 3 Maxima Clams LPS: 1 Purple Eyed Green Favia Pagoda Cup Coral Metallic Green Gonipora Purple Frogspawn with Neon Green Tips (4 heads) Green Torch Coral (2 heads) Red Zoas Green Zoas Yellow Zoas Neon Yellow Zoas 2 Pulsing Xenias Aussie Duncan (1 head) Large Headed Dendro (1 large head, 2 small heads) Pink GSP Neon Green GSP Green GSP 1 Feather Duster SPS: 1 Neon Green Acro 1 Neon Pink Monti Cap 1 Orange Elkhorn 1 Pink Birdsnest 1 Fuzzy Green Birdsnest 1 Tri Color Staghorn 1 Stylopora 3 Green Staghorns (2 pieces I accidentally broke off)
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: NEVER in your life rush to get everything you want. Just remember that you will regret it because its like throwing money away. I learned that the hard way. As hard as it sounds, just take your time and everything will be perfectly fine.
Description: My baby Ocellaris clown in his baby rose bubble tip anemone!

Rated #9: Corals Inverts - Stenopus Hispidus - Banded Coral Shrimp Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Corals Inverts - Stenopus Hispidus - Banded Coral Shrimp Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank - Steve the Red Banded Shrimp
Username: Jamie Slade
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Jamie Slade on
Ratings: 6.42
Number of votes: 12
About Yourself: Reef tank owner 1 yr
Fish Kept: 1 Tomato Clown, 1 bicolor Pseudochromis, 1 rock blenny, 1 naso tang, 1 Red banded shrimp, 1 conk, snails, hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants: giant leather toadstool, green montipora, red Lobophyllia, frogspawn, orange sun coral, yellow sun coral, metallic green flowerpot, daisy star polyps, xenia coral, blue mushrooms, green hairy mushrooms, orange mushrooms, green zoanthids, orange zoanthids, green favites brain coral, plate shelf coral, yellow scroll coral, blue maxima clam.
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Patience
Description: Steve the Red Banded Shrimp

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Actinodiscus Sp. - Red Mushroom Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Actinodiscus Sp. - Red Mushroom Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - Assorted mushrooms!
Username: Matthew
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 31 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Matthew on
Ratings: 6.36
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: I am a college student, I started off with a 20 gallon tank with live rock and a freshwater filter. I soon realized if I was gonna have any kind of life in my tank I would need to invest in better equipment; I upgraded to a 38 gallon tank and bought a crappy Nano Remora protein skimmer. After three years of learning and messing things up, I have a 75 gallon tank with a sump tank, and some pretty awesome corals.
Fish Kept: 28. Yellow Tang 29. Flame Angelfish 30. Midas Blenny 31. Psychedelic Mandarin 32. Six-Line Wrasse 33. Pajama Cardinal Fish 34. Clown Fish (2) 35. Orchid Dotty-Back Invertebrates 36. Cleaner Shrimp 37. Pistol Shrimp 38. Sea Apple 39. Hawaiian Feather Duster 40. Other Feather Duster 41. Snails (multiple) 42. Coco worm
Corals/Plants: Corals 1. Montipora capricornus 2. Pulsating Xenia 3. Toadstool Leather 4. Red Kelp 5. Aussie Acan lordhowensis a. Bright orange w/ green b. Pink with white outline c. Red with green strip d. Rainbow e. Mint green w/ bright orange stripes 6. Frogspawn 7. Orange branching spider sponge with white polyps 8. Pearl Bubble Coral 9. Bubble Coral 10. False Rose Anemone 11. Anthelia 12. Neon Green Star Polyps 13. Mushrooms a. Green Rodactis b. Red discus c. Teal with strips discus d. Metallic e. Ricordia florida f. Fuzzy Green Rodactus g. Fuzzy Purple Rodactus h. Red with blue strips i. Flat red dotted j. Silky reddish/maroon k. Dotted purple/blue l. Other mushrooms (left of the tank, behind orange sponge) 14. Yellow Polyps 15. Giant Clam 16. War Coral 17. Sponge a. White b. Pink c. Green/Yellow d. Ball Sponge 18. Zooanthids a. Green b. Multi-colored 19. Reddish-brown Palythoa 20. Green Palythoa 21. Periwinkle Polyps 22. Green favia 23. Green Acropora 24. Multi colored brain coral 25. Purple and green chalice 26. Lobophylia green w/ purple 27. Lobophylia purple w/ orange outline
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Don't buy the expensive corals in the beginning, it takes months if not years to gain enough experience to not screw them up.
Description: Assorted mushrooms!
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