Top 21 - 30 Reef Tanks 2010

Rated #21: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #21: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - Front view
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #21 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: James Register on
Ratings: 6.01
Number of votes: 264
Fish Kept: Pajama Cardinals 6 Line wrasse yellow tang Christmas wrasse Mated Percula Clowns Sailfin Blenny
Corals/Plants: Softies, mainly mushrooms
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Tank your time and research, research, research.
Description: Front view

Rated #22: 72 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #22: 72 Gallons Reef Tank - Reef Tank
State: Mississippi
Country: United States
Rank: #22 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Jamie Slade on
Ratings: 5.99
Number of votes: 241
About Yourself: Reef tank owner 1 yr
Fish Kept: 1 Tomato Clown, 1 bicolor Pseudochromis, 1 rock blenny, 1 naso tang, 1 Red banded shrimp, 1 conk, snails, hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants: giant leather toadstool, green montipora, red Lobophyllia, frogspawn, orange sun coral, yellow sun coral, metallic green flowerpot, daisy star polyps, xenia coral, blue mushrooms, green hairy mushrooms, orange mushrooms, green zoanthids, orange zoanthids, green favites brain coral, plate shelf coral, yellow scroll coral, blue maxima clam.
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Patience
Description: Reef Tank

Rated #23: 125 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #23: 125 Gallons Reef Tank - yello tang, hippo tang, flame angel having some fun playing around the rocks.
State: Kentucky
Country: United States
Rank: #23 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: buttons on
Ratings: 5.97
Number of votes: 155
Quote: Will I ever get it right?????
About Yourself: I started with a 10 gal freshwater tank over 13yrs ago. I finally made my way up to a 125 gal. I never had the nerve to start a saltwater aquarium until a friend of mine started one. I started mine a few months later kept the 125 freshwater and made a 75g. salt tank. About 9 months later I took down my freshwater and made my 125 into a saltwater tank. I love my fish and stive to do better and learn as much as I can.
Fish Kept: 6 green chromis, 1 maroon clown...tank raised..1b/w percula clown, two percula clowns, 2pajama cardinals.2 hippo tangs, 1 yellow tang, 1 scooter blenny, 1 sally lightfoot, 1 coral bandedshrimp, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 sixline wrasse, 1flame angel, 1 mandrine goby and cleanup crew.
Corals/Plants: green plate coral, pulsing polyp, yellow polyp, duncan coral...just fragged...2 feather dusters, frog spawn, colt coral, candcane, red chili, umbrella coral, young kenya tree coral, many mushrooms, hard corals,,,some... starpolyps.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Take it slow, take your time and never use damsels to cycle your tank. I waited about a mo. then added 6 green chromis. I still have them...they will not attack and try to kill everything you try to put into your tank once fully est. the tank
Description: yello tang, hippo tang, flame angel having some fun playing around the rocks.

Rated #24: 37 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #24: 37 Gallons Reef Tank - Full tank shot 2/15/2010
State: Maryland
Country: United States
Rank: #24 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Dennis on
Ratings: 5.95
Number of votes: 146
Quote: don't sweat the petty stuff, just pet the sweaty stuff!
About Yourself: Managed a pet store in 80's, had 23 freshwater tanks, bred central american cichlids bred true chameleons and Phelsuma (Gieco Gecko LOL!)went into the AF and have kids now, so thought it was time to expose them to the wonderful hobby of fish keeping.
Fish Kept: 1-Banghaii Cardinal, 1-Firefish goby, 1-six-line wrasse, 1-yellow watchman goby, 1-painted clown goby, 1-green chromis, 1-pygmy hawk.
Corals/Plants: 2-Acans (1 red, 1 green) 2-Monti Cap (1 orange, 1 green) 1-Green Psammacora 1-Acro sp. 1-Duncan w/new head 1-Blasto wellsi w/3 new heads 1-Candy Cane 1-Robokaki Chalice 1-Alien Eye Chalice 1-Galaxia (it was on the bottom got bumped by the mag cleaner and all but died...my bad not checking it's location after the bottom relocation) 1-Green Favia 1-kenyan tree softie 2-Neon Green Sinularia 1-Green Polyped Leather 12+ assorted colored Ricordea 4+ hairy mushrooms 2 Metallic green elephant ears 2-Red Rhodactis 5 or 6 Green Rhodactis Many different color Discsomas Many different color Zoanthids 2 species Pulsing Xenia Electric Green Colve polyps that have orange tips Daisy Cloves Micro blue cloves Orange Gorgonian (captive frag doing good so far) INVERTS~ 6-8 blue leg hermits 2-peppermint shrimp 1-Scarlet cleaner shrimp 1-growing brittle star ( came as a hitchhiker)
Tank Size: 37 gallons
Advice: RESEARCH_RESEARCH_RESEARCH! Go slow buy the best of all the equipment you can afford...do not skimp even if it delays setting up your dream tank, cause in the end you WILL pay for it anyways! Try to use cultured frags whenever possible, join a local reef club and get to know the folks at your LFS well and ask questions that you know the answer to and see the response to check the level of their knowledge.
Description: Full tank shot 2/15/2010

Rated #25: 140 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #25: 140 Gallons Reef Tank - Main Display Tank- Present day
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #25 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Kevin Reim on
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 267
Quote: Once I thought I was wrong,but I was mistaken.
Fish Kept: Purple Tang Hippo Tang Fox Face- (now 10 years in captivity) Midas Blenny Bicolor Dwarf Angel Cleaner Shrimp Coral Banded Cleaner Shrimp Misc Red & Blue Leg Hermit Crabs Red/White HardTube Worm Firefish - (Goby)
Corals/Plants: Torch Coral Green Gonipora (hard) Zenia (soft) Green Star Polyps (soft) Green Mushrooms (soft) Brown Zoo's Misc tubeworms Tree Coral (soft)
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: Take your time and don't enter hobby if you cannot be patient. Research fish and corals for compatibility. Ask Questions. Devote a budget to maintain your investment. Enjoy your hobby. That's the point isn't it?
Description: Main Display Tank- Present day

Rated #26: 58 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #26: 58 Gallons Reef Tank - new tank, new equipment, its all new. pic taken 3-4-10.
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #26 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Scott on
Ratings: 5.91
Number of votes: 149
About Yourself: I started with a 29 tall which was a disaster size, moved to a 40 breeder which was great but not reef ready, and then acquired my current tank, a 58 gallon center overflow by Oceanic.
Fish Kept: 1 True Percula clown, 1 Coral Beauty Angelfish, 1 Coral Goby, 1 Yasha Hase Goby with Pistol Shrimp.
Corals/Plants: SPS, Montis, T. Maxima, T. Crocea, T. Derasa, T. Squamosa, various LPS, etc.
Tank Size: 58 gallons
Advice: Drill your tank for a sump, it will make your life so much easier in all aspects, being forced to use HOB things only makes more work; get the biggest skimmer you can, I don't think you can overskim a reef tank; perform water changes twice as many times as you think necessary, water changes are the best thing you can do for the health of your system; use proper lighting and leave room for upgrades down the road, test your levels weekly for dkh, calcium, and mag, and dose accordingly for low levels.
Description: new tank, new equipment, its all new. pic taken 3-4-10.

Rated #27: 78 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #27: 78 Gallons Reef Tank - Front View
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #27 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Matthew Gowland on
Ratings: 5.9
Number of votes: 175
Quote: HOW MUCH!!!
Fish Kept: Purple Tang, Goldrim Tang, Regal Tang, Kole Tang, Flame Angel, Breeding Pair Bangaii Cardinals, Breeding Pair Mandarins, Algae Blenny, Breeding Pair Common Clowns, Tri-Colour Damsel, Yellow Tail Blue Damsel, Unknown Damsel, Black Brittle Star, White Brittle Star, Serpent Star, Sand Sifter Star, Numerous Snails & Hermits.
Corals/Plants: Giant Green Scolly, Green/Peach Lobo, Pink/Green Lobo, 3x Green/Pink Hammerhead LPS, Aussie Yellow Torch LPS, Green Plate, 2x Ultra Green Alovepora, Yellow Gorgonian, Green Frogspawn LPS, Green Tipped Acro, Rare Carebean Bubble Mushroom, Furry Mushroom + Lots of other Leathers, Polyps, Mushroom etc.
Tank Size: 78 gallons
Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME
Description: Front View

Rated #28: 12 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #28: 12 Gallons Reef Tank - Most recent of my CUBE
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #28 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Jake on
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 306
Quote: The only main cost is the tank it's self
About Yourself: Hey this is my second reef tank had a 55 but moved away for college now im back with a nano and im running out of room!!!! Got the cup coral the cabbage and the eagle eyes off petsolutions amazing neon leather and the scans from ABC reef in Syracuse it's worth the drive
Fish Kept: hopefully frog fish soon
Corals/Plants: button polyps eagle eyes ricordea large green shrooms cabbage leather red shrooms acan bubble coral cup coral star polyps anenome neon tipped leather white clove polyps super neon green hammer and candy cane
Tank Size: 12 gallons
Advice: water changes make a plan don't just go buy something you know nothing about that's how you waste money
Description: Most recent of my CUBE

Rated #29: 34 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #29: 34 Gallons Reef Tank - Updated Red Sea Max '2010
Country: Australia
Rank: #29 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Matthew on
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 162
About Yourself: I first got into this hobby by loving the colours of the marine fish, but being discouraged from different people I decided to do alot more research into the hobby and decided to start small with a Red Sea Max. and so far it has been the best hobby I have ever gotten into.
Fish Kept: percula clown pair, Regal tang, flame angel, pajama cardinalfish, turbo snail, blue-legged hermit crab.
Corals/Plants: frogspawn, bubble-tip anemone, flower pot, branching hammer, anchor, toadstool mushrom, bubble, lobed brain, leather finger, long-tentacled pate
Tank Size: 34 gallons
Advice: always be patient when dealing with saltwater fishtanks, otherwise you will pay for it.
Description: Updated Red Sea Max '2010

Rated #30: 120 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #30: 120 Gallons Reef Tank - 2 yrs old - 2010 March
Country: Canada
Rank: #30 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Brian Dimech on
Ratings: 5.74
Number of votes: 151
Fish Kept: 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Chevron Tang, 1 Powder Blue Tang, 1 Flame Angel, 2 Blue Damsels, 1 Six Line Wrasse, 2 Clowns, 1 Mandarin Goby, 1 Blue-Green Chromis, 1 Blue Throat Triger, 2 Crocea Clams, 2 fire shrimp, 2 Candy Cane shrimp, 2 pepermint shrip, 1 Orange star fish, 1 Porcelian Crab, Multi Snails & blue hermit crabs
Corals/Plants: Hammers, Leathers, Acro's, Elkhorn, Multi Zoo's, Multi Mushrooms, Open Brains, Plate Coral, Feather Dusters, Duncan, Rose Tip Anemone, Pagoda
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: As much light and water movement that you can afford. What ever size tank you choose to buy, double it and save yourself the upgrade at a later date.
Description: 2 yrs old - 2010 March

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