Top 101 - 110 Reef Tanks 2009

Rated #101: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #101: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - My newest FTS of my softy and LPS dominated reef tank
State: North Dakota
Country: United States
Rank: #101 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Mike on
Ratings: 5.02
Number of votes: 162
Quote: "You spent how much on a stupid rock?"
About Yourself: New to the hobby of Marine almost 2 years ago. Bought the tank for my girl on her birthday, now I am hooked (obsessed), but she still loves it too.
Fish Kept: Mated pair of true percula clowns, watchman goby, Diamond "Sand Sifter" Goby, 1 juvenile Yellow Tang (to be moved to bigger tank soon, Randall's Pistol shrimp (Alpheus randalli), and basic cleaners, incl. Astria and Nassarius snails, hermits.
Corals/Plants: New frags added: pulsing xenia, kenya tree coral, devils hand, sarcophyton (toadstool), finger leather, mushrooms, bright green zoanthids. Torch coral, open brain coral, trumpet coral, green star polyps, bubble coral, fuzzy mushrooms. 65lb Fiji live rock, 50lb mixed Fiji Pink and Flamingo Pink live sand.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Never stop reading, researching, testing, and caring for your tank.
Description: My newest FTS of my softy and LPS dominated reef tank

Rated #102: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #102: 30 Gallons Reef Tank - 30 gallon oceanic cube
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #102 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: matt on
Ratings: 5.01
Number of votes: 152
Fish Kept: lots
Corals/Plants: lots
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: patience
Description: 30 gallon oceanic cube

Rated #103: 500 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #103: 500 Gallons Reef Tank - My Setup, 200 gallon with 50 gallon sump
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #103 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Josh on
Ratings: 5.01
Number of votes: 164
Quote: Live each day like it's your last..
About Yourself: Started young with freshwater and recently graduated to Saltwater. Doesn't hurt to work for a pet supply company.
Fish Kept: Carpenter Flasher Wrasse, 2-Ocellaros Clowns, Three Stripe Damsel, Fox Face Rabbitfish, Flame Hawkfish, 5-Green Chromis, Diamond Goby, Naso Vlamingi Tang, Royal Gramma
Corals/Plants: Finger Leather, Encrusting Anthelila, Hairy Mushrooms, Green Pimple Mushrooms, Assorted Ricordea, Green Torch, Colt Coral.
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: Have fun, take your time...
Description: My Setup, 200 gallon with 50 gallon sump

Rated #104: 33 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #104: 33 Gallons Reef Tank - 33 Gallon Reef
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #104 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Brad on
Ratings: 5
Number of votes: 161
Quote: Im getting a bigger one
Fish Kept: Adult Clarki Clown & Midas Blenny
Corals/Plants: Zenia, finger leathers, shrooms, pallys, zoos, anemonies
Tank Size: 33 gallons
Advice: Spend the extra $$. Its worth it!
Description: 33 Gallon Reef

Rated #105: 46 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #105: 46 Gallons Reef Tank - 46 gallon bow front tank
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #105 out of 152 Reef Tanks submitted 2009
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Submitted By: jessandmike on
Ratings: 4.99
Number of votes: 166
About Yourself: Me and my boyfriend started our tank a year ago and are very excited and interested in salt water fish and coral. We enjoy going to tropical locations snorkeling and helmet diving.
Fish Kept: Coral beauty, engineer goby, sailfin tang, kole tang, blue damsel, foxface, clownfish, and royal gamma, fire shrimp, camel shrimp 3, coral banded shrimp,peppermint shrimp, pom pom crab, emerald crab,sea cucumber, linkia blue starfish
Corals/Plants: open brain coral red and green, colt coral, soft leather, 4 toadstools, condyllactis anemone,green clove polyps, hairy mushroom,green striped mushroom,Rhodactis Brown,red mushrooms,blue mushrooms,zoa rock green, flowerpot coral,frogspawn coral green/purple, Superman mushrooms,Firefly zoanthid,Armor of God Palythoa, gorgonian with white polyps,button polyps, finger leather 2,kenya tree,
Tank Size: 46 gallons
Advice: We are new hobbyists, any advice for us:)
Description: 46 gallon bow front tank

Rated #106: 50 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #106: 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: #106 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 #107: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #107: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - Full Tank Shot
Country: Australia
Rank: #107 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 #108: 46 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #108: 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: #108 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 #109: 80 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #109: 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: #109 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 #110: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #110: 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: #110 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.

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