Top 11 - 20 Reef Tanks 2008

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - New aquascaping, full tank
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: JimN on
Ratings: 6.5
Number of votes: 182
About Yourself: Biology Teacher, Scuba Diver
Fish Kept: Flame Angel, Mated Pair Gold Stripe Maroons, Mandarin Dragonet, Yellow Tang, Royal Gramma, Orange belly Damsel, Six line Wrasse.
Corals/Plants: Brain Corals, Superman Monipora, Acroporas, Cup Corals, Mushrooms, Colt Corals, Crocea Clam, Candy Cane, Torch, Hammer, Numerous Polyps, Pulsing Xenia, etc.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Read up, be patient, and don't be afraid to ask questions?
Description: New aquascaping, full tank

Rated #12: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #12: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - this is my 55 gallon  reef tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: paul richards on
Ratings: 6.49
Number of votes: 173
Fish Kept: 1 blue yellow tailed damsel 1 coral beauty angelfish 1 yellow headed jaw fish 2 percula clown fish 1 royal gramma 3 pajama cardinal fish
Corals/Plants: all indo pacific, and great barrier reef corals
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: buy a bigger tank because it is a lot easier to maintain. also get a powerful filter if you have more fish
Description: this is my 55 gallon reef tank

Rated #13: 160 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #13: 160 Gallons Reef Tank - My new tank !
Country: Switzerland
Rank: #13 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Maillardet on
Ratings: 6.47
Number of votes: 184
About Yourself: Squash, moto, snowboard
Fish Kept: Japonicus Flavescens Escenius Cryptocentrus Valenciennea Imperator juv.
Corals/Plants: A lot !
Tank Size: 160 gallons
Advice: Wait wait wait
Description: My new tank !

Rated #14: 220 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #14: 220 Gallons Reef Tank - 6ft x 2.5ft x 2ft hole in the wall reef tank.
3 x 250 watt halides, 2 x 54w actincs. Deltec AP701 skimmer, Grotech Calcium Reactor, Korallin De-Nitrator Reactor, 2 Tunze streams, 2 closed loops, auto top up, 110kg live rock, fuge, DSB and Nano tanks all connected to main system
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #14 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Steve on
Ratings: 6.46
Number of votes: 198
Quote: live for today
About Yourself: 10 years tropicals, 2 year marines
Fish Kept: Siganus magnifica, Naso lituratus, Acanthurus japonicus, Echidna nebulosa, Sphaeramia nematoptera, Amphiprion ocellaris, Chromis viridis, Pseudanthias squamipinnis, Macropharyngodon meleagris, Synchiropus splendidus, Zebrasoma flavescens, Paracanthurus hepatus, Pseudocheilinus hexataenia
Corals/Plants: Green Bubble Tipped Anemone, Tridacna squamosa, Tubipora musica, Pachyclavularia, Sarcophyton, Sinularia, Capnella imbricata, Gorgonia, Zoanthus, Rhodactis, Discosoma, Amplexidiscus fenestrafer, Pink Seriatopora hystrix, Green Acropora, Solid Purple Acropora, Purple tipped Staghorn, Pink hairy Acropora, Green slimer Acropora, Green encrusting Montipora, Purple plating Montipora, Orange plating Montipora, Hairy Millipora, Purple Millipora, Pink Pocillopora damicornis, Turbinaria peltata, Green Hydnophora, Alveopora, Goniopora, Caulastrea furcata, Lobophyllia, Platygyra, Favia, Trachyphyllia, Euphyllia
Tank Size: 220 gallons
Advice: Read, read and read some more
Description: 6ft x 2.5ft x 2ft hole in the wall reef tank. 3 x 250 watt halides, 2 x 54w actincs. Deltec AP701 skimmer, Grotech Calcium Reactor, Korallin De-Nitrator Reactor, 2 Tunze streams, 2 closed loops, auto top up, 110kg live rock, fuge, DSB and Nano tanks all connected to main system

Rated #15: 46 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #15: 46 Gallons Reef Tank - Updated picture of my 46 gallon bow front tank. I've added new lighting, (6 T5's) with canopy, and a 1/13 HP Mighty Pro Chiller. I put in some new corals also! I added 1 Chilli Coral, Green Mushrooms, Electric Green Frogspawn, Radioactive Zoanthids, Cup Coral, Pagoda and a Derasa Clam.
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: rhorde on
Ratings: 6.34
Number of votes: 181
Quote: Make the best of what you have!
About Yourself: 4yrs of running a reef tank, and i never looked back!
Fish Kept: 1Coral Beauty Angelfish, 1 Yellow Tang, 1Maroon Clownfish, 1 Blue Damselfish, and 1 Diamond Watchman Goby. 1 Cleaner shrimp, 1 Fire shrimp, 1 Emerald green crab, lots of hermit crabs, 4 Turbo Snails, 5 Nassarius snails, and a bristle star.
Corals/Plants: Purple Colony Polyp, Yellow Colony Polyp, Green Starburst Polyp, Button Polyp, Red, Blue, and Green Striped Mushroom coral's, Colt Coral, Open Brain Coral, Brain Coral, Frogspawn Coral, Sun Coral, 5 Dwarf Colored Feather Duster's, and 1Reef Anemone.
Tank Size: 46 gallons
Advice: Take your time, and ask a lot of questions! Water changes are key to a healthy tank.
Description: Updated picture of my 46 gallon bow front tank. I've added new lighting, (6 T5's) with canopy, and a 1/13 HP Mighty Pro Chiller. I put in some new corals also! I added 1 Chilli Coral, Green Mushrooms, Electric Green Frogspawn, Radioactive Zoanthids, Cup Coral, Pagoda and a Derasa Clam.

Rated #16: 180 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #16: 180 Gallons Reef Tank - size 150x60x60
hard and soft corals 
i hope you liket
Country: Kuwait
Rank: #16 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: bo hamod on
Ratings: 6.34
Number of votes: 180
Quote: reef tank
About Yourself: this is first time in my life on reef tank ,
Fish Kept: damsel , nemo , maron , tiger , shrimp, yallow tang
Corals/Plants: hard and soft corals
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: New to the hobby but absolutley loving it.
Description: size 150x60x60 hard and soft corals i hope you liket

Rated #17: 72 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #17: 72 Gallons Reef Tank - New Pic of my 72 Bowfront. New Aquascape, New Lights, New Ballast, New Corals, New Fish. Enjoy!!!
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Curtis on
Ratings: 6.33
Number of votes: 174
Quote: My Tank is a REAL close second to my girlfriend.
Fish Kept: Regal Tang Tomini Tang Flame Angel 2x Bangaii Cardinals School of Green Chromis Black and White Damsel 2x Percula Clowns Lawnmower Blenny Mandarin Dragonette Royal Gramma
Corals/Plants: Rose Bubble Tip Anemone Green Galaxia LPS Candy Cane LPS Green Slimer SPS Green Tip Birdsnest SPS Green Polyp Monti SPS Purple Montipora Digitada SPS Orange Montipora Digitada SPS Purple Montipora Capricornus SPS Orange Montipora Capricornus SPS Oregon Tort SPS California Tort SPS Blue Tip Acropora SPS ORA tricolor SPS ORA fuzzy tricolor SPS ORA rose multicolor millipora SPS Purple Millepora SPS Blue Crocea Clam Teardrop Maxima Clam Tricolor Acropora Granulosa SPS AND MANY MANY MORE>>>>>
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Be very patient and expect everything to take much longer than you think it will. It is worth the time and effort it takes. Research everything you plan on doing with your tank, and never stop learning.
Description: New Pic of my 72 Bowfront. New Aquascape, New Lights, New Ballast, New Corals, New Fish. Enjoy!!!

Rated #18: 20 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #18: 20 Gallons Reef Tank - ***7 years old*** Soft Coral Reef Tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Arthur on
Ratings: 6.29
Number of votes: 178
Fish Kept: tomato clown watchman gobie psychedelic mandarin fish
Corals/Plants: - yellow leather coral - large finger leather coral - large leather mushroom - orange sponge - red sunburst coral (rare) - orange sun coral - goniopora coral (flowerpot) - elegance coral - green brain coral - red brain cora - bubble coral
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Patience is the key
Description: ***7 years old*** Soft Coral Reef Tank

Rated #19: 40 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #19: 40 Gallons Reef Tank - Our ten week old fish tank (7/12/08/)
Country: Australia
Rank: #19 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: Jamie on
Ratings: 6.28
Number of votes: 169
About Yourself: Live in Australia beside the sea, so great for collecting water. This tank has only been going since beginning of september 08', Everything has thrived in our tank. So far so good!
Fish Kept: Clown fish x 2, Mandarin x1, Bule/green Chromis x2, Feather star, orange starfish, trochas snail, Nudibranch x2, brittlestars (unsure how many)
Corals/Plants: Elegance, Torch, Day, Bubble, Stag, Can't remember rest...will add names later
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Make sure you get good, healthy live rock! If near a beach collect water on high tide!
Description: Our ten week old fish tank (7/12/08/)

Rated #20: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #20: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - 90 Gallon DSB/Plenum with an Auafuge Pro
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 252 Reef Tanks submitted 2008
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Submitted By: manny on
Ratings: 6.22
Number of votes: 183
Quote: reefkeeping is not about the corals but about the water
Fish Kept: Hippo Tang, Yellow Tang, Clown, 2 Damsels, golden head Goby,
Corals/Plants: Acropora: Various Tenuis, Millepora, Tortuosa, Montipora: Capricornis - Purple & Orange Pulsing Xenia, Favia, Open Brain, Mushroom GSP
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: one critter's waste is another one's food - find the balance
Description: 90 Gallon DSB/Plenum with an Auafuge Pro

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