Top 11 - 20 Reef Tanks 2006

Rated #11: 240 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #11 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.61
Number of votes: 283
Quote: "use the force"
Fish Kept: FISH -Diamond watchman goby -Neon blue goby -Yellow watchman goby -Black,Green,and Yellow clown gobies -Court jester goby -Hi fin red banded goby -Yellowhead jawfish -Mandarin and Green Dragonetes -Coral beauty. -Blue-green chromis (3). -6-line Wrasse. -Vlamingi tang (+14") INVERTS -Black sea cucumber -hermit crabs (various sizes). -20~30 Nassarius snails. -Tiger pistol shrimp (10) ANEMONES -Sebae Anemone -Bulb Anemone -Long Tentacle Anemone -Haitian Reef Anemone -Condy Anemone -Carpet Anemone -Curlique Anemone -Flower anemone -
Corals/Plants: ROCK AND SAND -400 plus lbs of tonga, mashall island, vavavu live rock i had flown into me from the islands -600 lbs. of live sand: 4 sand grain mixes CORALS -Over 6 varieties of mushroom corals, 50~70 in total. (Blue, red, green, red w/ blue spots, striped, bumpy). -Large kenya tree (Capnella) coral frags (15~20). -Several varieties of polyps (including green star). -Large pavona (Cactus) metallic green coral. -Small pink leather coral. -Large green sinularia coral. -Galaxea coral -Fungia green - Zoanthids -Brain coral -Chalice Coral Echinophyllia -Montipora Confusa -Green birdnest -Green milli -Purple rim cap -Blue monster -Blue tip stag -Green Ricordea Polyps -Acropora horrida -Bottlebrush Acropora Turaki -Green Acropora Austera -Micromussa -Acanthastrea -Pink Eyed Acanthastrea Lordhowensis -Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa macroalgae
Tank Size: 240 gallons
Advice: dont listen to store employess(especially wal-mart),they are just in it for the money more often than not.A fish forum is your best bet for info.
Description: reef

Rated #12: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #12 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.55
Number of votes: 310
Quote: I saved 100% on my car insurance by canceling it
Fish Kept: clowns tangs royal gramma chromis gobies
Corals/Plants: SPS/LPS tank
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Description: 90 gallon mixed reef tank with two tunze streams, 2 phoenix 14k 250 watt halides.

Rated #13: 120 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #13 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.55
Number of votes: 348
Quote: WELL WELL WELL........
Fish Kept: 2 x Wild True Pecula Clown Fish 1 x Atlantic Blue Tang 1x Labout's Fairy Wrasse 1x Laboutie Fairy Wrasse 1x Carpenters Flasher Wrasse 1x Red Scribbled Wrasse 1x Swissgaurd Basslet (Candy Basslet)
Corals/Plants: Loads of Zoos Loads of Florida Rics Some SPS Some LPS
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Always have more patience.
Description: AIDYS REEF!

Rated #14: Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #14 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.41
Number of votes: 289
Quote: 1
Description: 200x70x70 cm Volume: 1000 L (nominal) Filtration: 260 kg live rock from Lombok/Bali (Indonesia); Sump 120x50x50 cm (300 L), half of which is used as freshwater deposit for refilling; skimmer Aquamedic 5000 Shorty 2; 180 L macro-algae refugium. Circulation: About 28000 L/h of circulation: 2 main water pumps Eheim 1060 (2280 L/h); 2 internal circulation pumps located in the sump with specific overflow; 1 internal alternated circulation pump Tunze Stream 4000/12000 L/h in conjunction with a single-controller Tunze; 1 continuous stream 6000 L/h; 2 water falls with output distributed to skimmer and refugium. Lighting: 2x400 W HQI´s BLV 10000 K + 2x40 W fluorescent acrobuespecial + 2x40 W acrocolor + 3x9 W Power Compact; 1x70 W HQI for the refugium. Substrate: 60 kg CaribSea Aragamax Sugar-Sized. Others: Refill controller/leveller Aquamedic Aquaniveau, Eheim 800 pump for freshwater refill, 180 liter macro-algae refugium. Fauna: Fish: 8 Chromis viridis, 2 Chrysiptera cyanea, 1 Chrysiptera parasema, 1 Synchiropus splendidus, 1 banana wrasse (Helichoeres chrysus), 2 Amphiprion ocellaris, 1 Amphiprion clarkii, 1 TMC clown Amphiprion ocellaris, 1 Amphiprion polymnus, 2 Gobiodon citrinus, 5 Pseudanthias squamipinnis, 2 Pseudanthias pleurotaenia, 1 Siganus unimaculatus, 1 Chelmon rostratus, 1 Pygoplites diacanthus, 1 Naso lituratus, 2 Zebrasoma flavescens, 3 Paracanthurus hepatus, 1 Acanthurus leucosternon. Invertebrates: 50 Marshall Islands bumble bee hermit crabs, 35 ophiuroids, 2 Tridacna squamosa Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna maxima ultra blue Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna hippopus Marshall Islands, 1 Tridacna crocea ultra Marshall Islands, 18 Turbo snails, 25 Tiger Tail Cucumbers. Corais: SPS: 45 assorted Acropora, 18 assorted Montipora, 9 assorted Seriatopora, 3 assorted Pocillopora, 1 Echinopora lamellosa, 1 Porites cylindrica, 2 Hydnopora rigida, 3 Stylophora pistillata pink. LPS: 2 Euphyllia parancora green, 2 Euphyllia paradivisa green, Goniopora lobata Marshall Islands, Goniopora stokesi red, Heliofungia actiniformis, Plerogyra sinuosa. Soft: Xenia elongata pulsing brown, Xenia umbellata pulsing white, Sinularia, Pachyclavularia sp., Palythoa sp., Ricordea, Rhodactis gigantea, 5 rocks with Actinodiscus, 2 Sarcophyton trocheliophorum, 1 Sarcophyton sp. Tonga. Comments: I'm Portuguese and the Brazilian version of the Age of Aquariums was among the first sites where I initiated the hobby. Since then a long time has passed and nowadays I have this 1000 L reef tank. It's not easy to set up an aquarium in Portugal, the equipment is expensive and the livestock isn't beautiful, so I travel regularly to the coral propagation farms in Germany to acquire what I have today. I'd like to see my tank distinguished on the Age of Aquariums.

Rated #15: 110 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #15 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.4
Number of votes: 301
Quote: None
Fish Kept: 4 threadfin cardinals 3 bartletts anthias 1 geometric pygmy hawk 1 mandarin 1 Scott’s fairy wrasse 1 yellow tailed tamarind wrasse 1 purple tang
Corals/Plants: Mostly acros and clams.
Tank Size: 110 gallons
Advice: Buy a good book, join a reef club, and be patient.
Description: Full Tank

Rated #16: 65 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #16 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.37
Number of votes: 320
Quote: "Pulling Into Spaces We Cant Back Out Of"
About Yourself: I Work At A Fish Store.
Fish Kept: 1 Sm Regal Tang,1 Midas Blenny, 1 Green Chromis, Pair Black Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Lamarck's Angel 1 Purple FireFish 1 Coral Banded Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 2 Cleaner Shirmp, 15+Blue Legged Hermits, 10+ Astrea Snails, 5+ Lithapomas Snails, 6 Black Turbo Snails, 6 Nassarius Snails.
Corals/Plants: 1 Green Open Brain,1 LG Green Bubble 3 Pink Zoo Col., 12+ Asst Rics 2 Green Ric Col., 3 Red, Green Mush. Col. 2 Blasstomussa Col. Both Types, 2 Green Zoo Col. 3 Brown Zoo Col., 2 GSP Col. 2 Pagodas plate/none plate, 2 Orange Zoo Col. 2 Lg Green Rhodactus Mush. 2 Yellow Polyp Col., 3 Xenia Col Dif Species. 1 Pink Finger Leather, 1 Green Finger Leather 2 Trumpet Col., 2 Candy Cane Col. 1 Red Brain, 2 Branching Hammers 1 brearium
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: Buy Big, Drill For Sump, Buy Best Skimmer First. Dont Settle For Less
Description: Reef Tank As Of Dec 26/06

Rated #17: 200 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #17 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.33
Number of votes: 321
Quote: You can't improve it, if you can't measure it.
Fish Kept: Flame, clowns, six line wrass, hawk.
Corals/Plants: Mostly soft.
Tank Size: 200 gallons
Advice: Spend time with your tank.
Description: 200 gallon DSB reef tank.

Rated #18: 120 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #18 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.3
Number of votes: 317
Quote: only bad things happen quick in this hobby
Fish Kept: Powder blue tang, 4 lubucci wrasses and 2 bangi cardinals
Corals/Plants: Many sps , some exotics ,some wilds and some nice lps
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Reasearch and more reserach
Description: new aquascaping tank 1 year old now

Rated #19: 140 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #19 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.29
Number of votes: 279
Quote: Hi
Fish Kept: Many
Corals/Plants: Many
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: Patience!
Description: 140 Gal. Mixed Reef

Rated #20: 180 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #20 out of 175 Reef Tanks submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.26
Number of votes: 284
Quote: You don't say?
About Yourself: I got into the hobby because I was fascinated with the fish and went from there.
Fish Kept: Hybrid gold rim/achillies tang, purple tang, flame fin tomini tang, pair black saddleback clownfish, male and female lyretail anthias, yellow coris wrasse, melanuris wrasse, 2 dragon face pipe fish.
Corals/Plants: Primarily SPS corals. Far to many to list.
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Nothing good happens fast.
Description: The only full tank shot I could get was from an angle but it makes for a neat picture.

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