Top 101 - 110 Reef Tanks 2009

Rated #101: 50 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #101: 50 Gallons Reef Tank - 50 gallon berlin style reef tank

Pacific blue tang
red green anthia
six line wrasse
red sea sailfin tang
blue chromis

hammer coral
frogspawn coral 
pumping xenia
yellow polyps
green zoanthids
deresa giant clam
purple and green striped mushroom coral
and more
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #101 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: dave on
Ratings: 4.99
Number of votes: 166
Quote: Go Gators!
Fish Kept: Pacific blue tang red green anthia six line wrasse red sea sailfin tang blue chromis
Corals/Plants: hammer coral frogspawn coral pumping xenia yellow polyps green zoanthids deresa giant clam purple and green striped mushroom coral
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Open your wallet
Description: 50 gallon berlin style reef tank Pacific blue tang red green anthia six line wrasse red sea sailfin tang blue chromis hammer coral frogspawn coral pumping xenia yellow polyps green zoanthids deresa giant clam purple and green striped mushroom coral and more

Rated #102: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #102: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - Full Tank Shot
Country: Australia
Rank: #102 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: mark Roberts on
Ratings: 4.98
Number of votes: 167
Fish Kept: 3 Blue Chromis, Pair Occilaris Clowns, Skunk Gramma, and a Tiny orange shoulder tang (Will be moved to a bigger tank when required. Peppermint Shrimp, Corel Banded Shrimp, Small Star, Various Crabs and Snails.
Corals/Plants: Too many to list, LPS, SPS, and Softies. 80lb premium LR, 2" LSB.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Read lots and lots..
Description: Full Tank Shot

Rated #103: 46 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #103: 46 Gallons Reef Tank - 46 gallon bowfront 36x18x16 - 250 w metal halide 14000k - 100lb LR - yellow tang,pair of gold stripe maroon clowns, 4 green chromis, 2 domiino damsels, striped damsel, scooter blenny, cleaner wrasse - GSP, green toadstool leather, finger leather 6 types of zoos, giant green palythoa, yellow polyps, kenya tree, green mushrooms 2 variations of anthilia, bali green slimer
State: Indiana
Country: United States
Rank: #103 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: thrasher373 on
Ratings: 4.96
Number of votes: 164
Fish Kept: 1 yellow tang 4 green chromis 2 domino damsels 1 striped damsel 2 gold stripe maroon clowns 1 cleaner wrasse 1 scooter blenny
Corals/Plants: 2 variations of anthilia greenstar polyps green polyp toadstool leather finger leather kenya tre giant green palythoa 6 types of zoanthids green mushrooms bali green slimer encrusting gorgonian unidentified leather
Tank Size: 46 gallons
Advice: dont cheap out....ull spend more in the end
Description: 46 gallon bowfront 36x18x16 - 250 w metal halide 14000k - 100lb LR - yellow tang,pair of gold stripe maroon clowns, 4 green chromis, 2 domiino damsels, striped damsel, scooter blenny, cleaner wrasse - GSP, green toadstool leather, finger leather 6 types of zoos, giant green palythoa, yellow polyps, kenya tree, green mushrooms 2 variations of anthilia, bali green slimer

Rated #104: 80 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #104: 80 Gallons Reef Tank - 80 Gallon tank:

55 gallon sump with refugium
(2) 400 watt Metal Halide
(2) Atinic t5
Protein Skimmer
(2) Phosban Reactor 150

100+ pounds of live rock

Fish:
(1) Sailfin Tang
(1) Yellow Tang
(1) Maroon Clown
(1) Fridmani 
(1) Snowflake Eel
(1) Blue Damsel
(5) Green Chromis
Lots of Crabs and Snails!!!

Corals:
Rose Bulb Anemone
Long tentacle tip rose Anemone
Elegance Coral
Mushroom Coral - Bullseye 
Mushroom Coral - Frilly Green    	   	  
Mushroom Coral - Fuzzy Grass 
Mushroom Coral - Green Hairy
Mushroom Coral - Green Rhodactis
Mushroom Coral - Blue    	
Mushroom Coral - Blue Spotted 	
Mushroom Coral - Blue Stripe 
Mushroom Coral - Striped Green Metallic
Leather - Finger
Green Star Polyp
Xenia - Blue Anthelia
Yellow Polyps
Zoos - Brown
Zoos - Green Center Button Polyps
Zoos - Orange
Zoos - Orange Rim
Tube Coral, Orange
Birdsnest Coral - Pink
Horn Coral, Fluorescent 
Cup Coral, Turbinaria
Montipora Coral, Encrusting, Green
Tooth Coral
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Rank: #104 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Nutty on
Ratings: 4.94
Number of votes: 159
Quote: "I feed my fish luxury shrimp and I eat Top Ramen for dinner"
About Yourself: I can't really remember how I got started in the Saltwater tank hobby. I started out in high school and had a nasty swamp for a freshwater tank and then I was over it. I'm 25 now and i've been doing this for a few years and have gone from a 30 gallon to a 55 gallon, back to a 30 gallon and now to an 80 gallon and I think I am about 10% to where I want to be with this tank right now.
Fish Kept: (1) Pajama Cardinal (1) Sailfin Tang (1) Yellow Tang (1) Maroon Clown (1) Fridmani (1) Snowflake Eel (1) Blue Damsel (5) Green Chromis Lots of Crabs and Snails!!!
Corals/Plants: Rose Bulb Anemone Long tentacle tip rose Anemone Elegance Coral Mushroom Coral - Bullseye Mushroom Coral - Frilly Green Mushroom Coral - Fuzzy Grass Mushroom Coral - Green Hairy Mushroom Coral - Green Rhodactis Mushroom Coral - Blue Mushroom Coral - Blue Spotted Mushroom Coral - Blue Stripe Mushroom Coral - Striped Green Metallic Leather - Finger Green Star Polyp Xenia - Blue Anthelia Yellow Polyps Zoos - Brown Zoos - Green Center Button Polyps Zoos - Orange Zoos - Orange Rim Tube Coral, Orange Birdsnest Coral - Pink Horn Coral, Fluorescent Cup Coral, Turbinaria Montipora Coral, Encrusting, Green Tooth Coral
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: It's fun at first and then you become addicted!!
Description: 80 Gallon tank: 55 gallon sump with refugium (2) 400 watt Metal Halide (2) Atinic t5 Protein Skimmer (2) Phosban Reactor 150 100+ pounds of live rock Fish: (1) Sailfin Tang (1) Yellow Tang (1) Maroon Clown (1) Fridmani (1) Snowflake Eel (1) Blue Damsel (5) Green Chromis Lots of Crabs and Snails!!! Corals: Rose Bulb Anemone Long tentacle tip rose Anemone Elegance Coral Mushroom Coral - Bullseye Mushroom Coral - Frilly Green Mushroom Coral - Fuzzy Grass Mushroom Coral - Green Hairy Mushroom Coral - Green Rhodactis Mushroom Coral - Blue Mushroom Coral - Blue Spotted Mushroom Coral - Blue Stripe Mushroom Coral - Striped Green Metallic Leather - Finger Green Star Polyp Xenia - Blue Anthelia Yellow Polyps Zoos - Brown Zoos - Green Center Button Polyps Zoos - Orange Zoos - Orange Rim Tube Coral, Orange Birdsnest Coral - Pink Horn Coral, Fluorescent Cup Coral, Turbinaria Montipora Coral, Encrusting, Green Tooth Coral

Rated #105: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #105: 30 Gallons Reef Tank - 30”x15”x18” glass tank, Resun CL200 chiller connected to Eheim Ecco 2232 canister filter outputs, Red Sea Prism Pro skimmer, Eheim Compact 1002 and Aqua El 650 power heads, Oshio BLV 20000K 150w MH with Philips ballast on for 7 hrs with timer. No sump.
Country: India
Rank: #105 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: dipankar ghosh on
Ratings: 4.94
Number of votes: 143
Quote: Of the vast saltwater in the world, a little of that being reef and to have a minuscule of this in your living room is indeed thrilling.
About Yourself: I’m happy to be in this hobby perplexed at it’s “beauty past compare”.
Fish Kept: Clarkii clown, Electric blue damsel, Yellow tail damsel.
Corals/Plants: Daisy/Flowerpot Corals (Goniopora sp.), Button Polyps (Zoanthids), Pagoda Coral (Turbinaria peltata) and Cup Coral (Turbinaria reniformis).
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: My reef tank’s 3 years as on 27.08.09. Corals are thriving and had no setbacks. I use Red Sea products. Phosphate removers are not readily available here and RO units here have high TDS, so have been using Aquafina. However, Aquafina being expensive, I’ve been able to do 30% water changes every 6 month. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Description: 30”x15”x18” glass tank, Resun CL200 chiller connected to Eheim Ecco 2232 canister filter outputs, Red Sea Prism Pro skimmer, Eheim Compact 1002 and Aqua El 650 power heads, Oshio BLV 20000K 150w MH with Philips ballast on for 7 hrs with timer. No sump.

Rated #106: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #106: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - my tank a year later
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Rank: #106 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: jorge on
Ratings: 4.93
Number of votes: 149
Fish Kept: one yellow clown, 2 orange clown, 1 yellow tang, one blue tang, one pink kromas, and the cleanin crew
Corals/Plants: bubble coral white,green galexia,neon green frogspawn,snoflake polip toadstool,neon green sinularia,fuzzy green mushroom,fuzzy flat crown toadstool,green carpet anenome,and pink tip.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: it takes time to cycle your tank, the most important thing is to filter you tank and skimmer, and to not over feed
Description: my tank a year later

Rated #107: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #107: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - MY 55 GALLON REEF TANK 4 MONTHS OLD, MUCH MORE ON THE WAY.
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #107 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: ALEX ALVAREZ on
Ratings: 4.92
Number of votes: 133
Fish Kept: YELLOW TANG, BLUE HIPPO TANG, PERCULA CLOWN FISH, 5 CHROMIS, SEVERAL HERMITS, 2 EMERALD CARBS, 2 SERPANT STARFISH AND 1 SCARLET SHRIMP
Corals/Plants: 1 GREEN BUBBLE CORAL, 1 GREEN/PURPLE OPEN BRAIN CORAL, 1 ORANGE LEATHER CORAL, 1 PIPE ORAGAN CORAL, PURPLE/BLUE MUSHROOMS, 1 FLOWER POT CORAL
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO AS MUCH RESEARCH AS YOU CAN.
Description: MY 55 GALLON REEF TANK 4 MONTHS OLD, MUCH MORE ON THE WAY.

Rated #108: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #108: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - Just setup 01/2009. Slowly adding corals...
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #108 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: fish on
Ratings: 4.91
Number of votes: 164
Quote: I need more coral!!!!!!
About Yourself: Been in the hobby for almost 2 years. Started with a gold fish in a vase.
Fish Kept: Blue Powder Tang, Yellow Tang, Scopas Tang, Pair of Ocellaris Clowns, Pair of Damsels. Have a Coral Banded Shrimp, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp. About 15 or more turbo snails(lost count)
Corals/Plants: Two different colors of cluvaria. Soft Coral - Colt Coral Lps - Torch Coral, Candy Cane, Pagoda Cup, Sps - Just added 5 frags. A variety of polyps and mushrooms.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: patience, patience, and more patience.
Description: Just setup 01/2009. Slowly adding corals...

Rated #109: 14 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #109: 14 Gallons Reef Tank - 14 gallon biocube update
State: Georgia
Country: United States
Rank: #109 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: CatchAndRelease on
Ratings: 4.89
Number of votes: 159
Quote: Someone can't do everything, but Everone can do something
About Yourself: just got out of the military, now i work for a hotel and im in love with my new hobby and I even got my girlfriend to love it!!
Fish Kept: 1 sixline wrasse, 1 yellow watchman, also a red star fish, 3 blue-legged crabs, 1 turbo snail, and 1 nassarius snail
Corals/Plants: green eyed zoos, hammer, star polyps, and yellow polyps, red zoos
Tank Size: 14 gallons
Advice: i am new, but getting ready for a 120 gal tank so joining this place for advice and help........TAKE YOUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!
Description: 14 gallon biocube update

Rated #110: 156 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #110: 156 Gallons Reef Tank - the lights just came on
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #110 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: diamondbandit on
Ratings: 4.84
Number of votes: 165
Fish Kept: naso blonde tang, palette tang, sailfin tang, african midas blenny, (2) red scooter blenny, green madarin goby, flame angelfish, tri-color anthias, yellowhead goby, diamond goby, (2) cleaner wrasse (2) cleaner shrimp, (~10) blue leg hermits, (~10) scarlet hermits, (2) purple urchins), (2) red sea stars, coco worm, (2) sea squirts
Corals/Plants: Torch, candy, toadstool, fox, frogspawn, scolymia, wellsophyllia, plate, sun cup, mushrooms
Tank Size: 156 gallons
Advice: be careful
Description: the lights just came on

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