Top 10 Corals & Inverts 2010

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Bam Bam Orange Zoanthid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Bam Bam Orange Zoanthid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Bam Bam orange Zoanthid
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.91
Number of votes: 11
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 #2: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp Stocking In 37 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp Stocking In 37 Gallons Tank - Closeup section of my tank
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Rank: #2 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
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 #3: Corals Inverts - Lysmata Amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Lysmata Amboinensis - Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - cleaner shrimp on montipora undata
Country: Canada
Rank: #3 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.58
Number of votes: 12
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 #4: Corals Inverts - Trachyphyllia Geoffroyi - Brain Coral Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Corals Inverts - Trachyphyllia Geoffroyi - Brain Coral Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank - Red and Green Trachophyllia
State: Nebraska
Country: United States
Rank: #4 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
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 #5: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Assorted Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Assorted Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Zoo's
Country: Canada
Rank: #5 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
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 #6: Corals Inverts - Ambystoma Tigrinum - Tiger Salamander Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Ambystoma Tigrinum - Tiger Salamander Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - tiger salamander with night crawler
State: Connecticut
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.92
Number of votes: 12
Fish Kept: puffers
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: check fish everyday.
Description: tiger salamander with night crawler

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Euphyllia Paradivisa - Frogspawn Coral - Branched Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Euphyllia Paradivisa - Frogspawn Coral - Branched Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank - Frog Spawn
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #7 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.82
Number of votes: 11
Quote: Pain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lives forever.
About Yourself: Started in freshwater 2 1/2 years ago and started in reef tanks 9 months ago.
Fish Kept: 2 True Percula Clown 1 Purple Fire Fish 1 Pychadelic Mandrin Goby 1 Kole Tang 1 Copperband Butterfly Fish 1 Red Orange Sea Star 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp 3 Peppermint Shrimp 2 Margarita Snails 4 Turbo Snails 7 Hermit Crabs
Corals/Plants: 1 Speckled Green Bubble Tip Anenome 1 Three Headed Green Tip Frogspawn 1 Rainbow Open Brain Coral 1 Plate Coral 1 Dendrphyllia 1 Neon Green Candy Cane Coral 1 Neon Green Clove Polyp Colony 1 Inside Out Zoanthid Colony 1 Sean's Pinky Zoanthid Colony 1 Eagle EyeZoanthid Colony 1 Blue Magician Zoanthid Colony 1 Green Star Polyp Colony 1 Red Monti Cap Assorted Mushrooms
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Research twice, buy once!
Description: Frog Spawn

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Platygyra Sp. - Brain Worm Platygyra Coral Stocking In 28 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Platygyra Sp. - Brain Worm Platygyra Coral Stocking In 28 Gallons Tank - wrath of grapes platygyra
State: Maine
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.55
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: I have been keeping sw tanks for 9 years. I curently have 3 peaceful reef tanks and a 47g column scorpion fish reef tank, and 4 tanks for my clownfish breeding projects, 3 tanks for culturing rotifers,tigger pods,and grass shrimp
Fish Kept: helfrichi firefish, maine blizzard clowns(platinum variant), pair of warpaint gobies, cleaner shrimp peppermint shrimp fire shrimp grass shrimp
Corals/Plants: acans 3 kinds 19 colors, clove polyps, ausi platygyra, ausi favid's, ausi open brain, purple duncans,
Tank Size: 28 gallons
Advice: take your time and lots of reading is a must
Description: wrath of grapes platygyra

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
State: Mississippi
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
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 - Xenia Sp. - White Pom Pom Xenia Stocking In 46 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Xenia Sp. - White Pom Pom Xenia Stocking In 46 Gallons Tank - White Silver Pom Pom Xenia
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 25 Corals & Inverts submitted 2010
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.27
Number of votes: 11
Quote: .
About Yourself: I sell alot of my stuff from my tank and ship it all across the us. Keeps things from over growing! I love helping others so if you have any questions let me know.
Fish Kept: Engineer Goby, Blue Hippo Tang, Yellow Tang, Atlantic Yellow Tang, 2 True Percula Clowns
Corals/Plants: SPS, LPS, Zoanthids, Palythoas, Mushrooms Ricordeas, Leathers, Soft Coral, White Pom Pom Xenia
Tank Size: 46 gallons
Advice: Research! Do every bit of research on products that you can before you buy them.
Description: White Silver Pom Pom Xenia
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