Top 10 Corals & Inverts 2012

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Eagle Eye Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Corals Inverts - Zoanthus Sp. - Colony Polyp, Eagle Eye Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank - Zoanthids
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.45
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: Maroon Clown, Yellow Watchman Goby (paired with tiger pistol shrimp) copper band butterfly.
Corals/Plants: Maze Brain, Cinnamon zooanthid, Pipe organ,Star Polyp,Pulsing xenia, button polyps, hairy and red mushrooms, palythoa, sunset deepsea zoanthid, trumpets. Gonipora,galexia, Duncan, bta.
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Save money by buying base rock and seeding it with a couple pieces of small premium live rock. Scrape Coralline algae with a toothbrush and use reef accelerator.
Description: Zoanthids

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Acanthastrea Lordhowensis - Acan Stocking In 8 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Corals Inverts - Acanthastrea Lordhowensis - Acan Stocking In 8 Gallons Tank - 3
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #2 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6
Number of votes: 13
Quote: Dark wings Dark words.
Corals/Plants: Evergreen starburst polyps Branching hammer coral Orange spot Zoanthus eagle eye Zoanthus Lordhowensis cloverfield coral
Tank Size: 8 gallons
Advice: cliche but be patient and add slowly and i found small 10-15% weekly water changes are more effective and easy to remember
Description: 3

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Anthelia Sp. - Waving Hand - Blue Stocking In 277 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Corals Inverts - Anthelia Sp. - Waving Hand - Blue Stocking In 277 Gallons Tank - Starry Blenny hiding in Anthelia and Euphyllia
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.94
Number of votes: 18
About Yourself: pass.
Corals/Plants: rose bubble tip anemones maxima clams goniopora xenia star polyps ricordea mushrooms zoas and palys frogspawn torch coral anthelia devils hand leathers neon green nepthea kenya tree corals rock flower anemones colt corals sinularias sacrophytons
Tank Size: 277 gallons
Advice: Don't be afraid to try something unique.
Description: Starry Blenny hiding in Anthelia and Euphyllia

Rated #4: Corals Inverts - Enoplometopus Sp. Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Corals Inverts - Enoplometopus Sp. Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Orange Crayfish
Country: Canada
Rank: #4 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.53
Number of votes: 15
Fish Kept: 1 orange crayfish, 1 noble crayfish, 2 dozen feeder fish
Corals/Plants: fake plants with driftwood
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Take your time and plan
Description: Orange Crayfish

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Paguristes Cadenati - Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Corals Inverts - Paguristes Cadenati - Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank - just another crab
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #5 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.45
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: Naso Tang, Pajama Cardinals, Flameback Angel.
Corals/Plants: Finger Leather and many different mushrooms
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Just take it slow, it's not a race.
Description: just another crab

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Astropecten Polycanthus - Sand Sifting Sea Star Stocking In 22 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Corals Inverts - Astropecten Polycanthus - Sand Sifting Sea Star Stocking In 22 Gallons Tank - My Super Sand Shifting Starfish trying to shift glass!
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #6 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.43
Number of votes: 14
About Yourself: Will be upgrading to a 4ft Tank in the very near future..... Update.... ITS HERE!
Fish Kept: Currently home to: 1 Albino Red Finned Shark 2 Albino Bristlenose Plecs 1 Ghost Shrimp 3 Glassfish 1 Zebra Danio 4 Black Neon Tetras 1 Head and Taillight 1 Bolivian ram
Corals/Plants: All Artifical Plants in the tank, looking after the fish is hard enough!
Tank Size: 22 gallons
Advice: Take your time, Rush anything and it could all go wrong, and whatever you do, dont overfeed!!
Description: My Super Sand Shifting Starfish trying to shift glass!

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Procambarus Clarkii - Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Corals Inverts - Procambarus Clarkii - Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - cobalt lobster
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #7 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.33
Number of votes: 12
About Yourself: I had a simple 20 gal for a long time, so about 4 months ago I decided to pump up the volume. I am still rearranging and creating habitats for my little guys. My tank makes me so happy every day. Everyone should have a fish tank.
Fish Kept: Jack Dempsey, Albino Greshakeis, Auratus, Kenyi, Bumblebee, Yellow Labs, Moorii, Red Zebra, Acei, Ruby Peacock, Demonsi, etc. 2 Plecos: common and albino bristlenose 1 Golden Chinese Algae Eater 2" 1 Tire Track Eel 5" 1 Cobalt Blue Lobster(crayfish) 4"
Corals/Plants: fake plants because the fish dig in the sand and uproot them.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again
Description: cobalt lobster

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis - Red Cherry Shrimp Stocking In 3 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Corals Inverts - Neocaridina Denticulata Sinensis - Red Cherry Shrimp Stocking In 3 Gallons Tank - March of the red cherry shrimp.
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.19
Number of votes: 16
Quote:
About Yourself:
Fish Kept: Neocaridina heteropoda var. red, Caridina multidentata
Corals/Plants: Cabomba pulcherrima, Didiplis diandra, Eleocharis parvula, Hemianthus callitrichoides, Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, Limnophilia indica, Ludwigia arcuata, Ludwigia palustris, Marsilea quadrifolia, Micranthemum umbrosum, Pogostemon helferi, Rotala rotundifolia
Tank Size: 3 gallons
Advice: Don't underlight.
Description: March of the red cherry shrimp.

Rated #9: Corals Inverts - Diadema Setosum - Longspine Urchin, Black Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Corals Inverts - Diadema Setosum - Longspine Urchin, Black Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank - Long Spine Urchin
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.13
Number of votes: 16
About Yourself: Switched a tank from freshwater to saltwater about 10 years ago and added lots of expensive fish that I couldn't afford...Dumb idea...great tank...sweet fish...couple days later...NO sweet fish...I still had the tank and no money for new fish. START SLOW only put fish in you can afford to loose if something goes wrong...which it will if its your first time.
Fish Kept: Queen Angel, Harlequin Huskfish, Picasso Trigger, Niger Trigger, Lunar Wrasse, Snowflake Eel, Green Wolf Eel (orange female), Foxface, Naso Tang, Bristle Star (over a foot across), long spine urchin, and a Tiger Cowrie snail.
Corals/Plants: ahhhhh...those are expensive...maybe later....I do have algae growing :~)
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: ADD FISH SLOWWW...START WITH CHEAP FISH YOUR FIRST TIME DOING SALTWATER...STOP...DON'T RUSH!!! That's the best advise I can give.
Description: Long Spine Urchin

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Stichodactyla Haddoni - Carpet Anemone Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Corals Inverts - Stichodactyla Haddoni - Carpet Anemone Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Purple Carpet and Midnight Clowns
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 17 Corals & Inverts submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.09
Number of votes: 11
Fish Kept: 4 Belus Angels Chevron Tang hooded Wrasse lepored wrasse clowns Male Lyrail tail Anthia 4 Females
Corals/Plants: SPS LPS Carpet really 2 many to name
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Over size Protein Skimmer
Description: Purple Carpet and Midnight Clowns
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