Top 81 - 90 Reef Tanks 2010

Rated #81: 43 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #81: 43 Gallons Reef Tank - Octagon - Vertical Reef
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #81 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: K. A. Baldwin on
Ratings: 4.96
Number of votes: 160
About Yourself: I run an appraisal business and have two tanks in my office, this one and a 150 fowler.
Fish Kept: 2 Black Ocellaris Clownfish, Red Hawkfish, Coral Beauty Angelfish, and a Mandarin Dragonet.
Corals/Plants: Some Acro's, Cup Coral, Blasto, Wellsophylia, lots of Trumpet Corals, Zoos, Xenia, Pectina, Frogspawn and Hammer Corals, lots of Muchrooms, Green Star Polyps, etc.
Tank Size: 43 gallons
Advice: Design your system around the creatures you want to keep and try to use nature for filtration as much as possible rather than mechanics. Either build an eco-system or you will give yourself a part time job every weekend. I would not advise an octagon as a first reef tank as lighting and arrangement is very difficult.
Description: Octagon - Vertical Reef

Rated #82: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #82: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - My 55 Gallon Reef Tank
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #82 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Kendall on
Ratings: 4.96
Number of votes: 150
About Yourself: My girlfriend is really big into tanks and for her birthday I got her a 75 gallon that we set up. I got addicted so I purchased a 55 gallon and with my uncle owning his own business, I set it up as a saltwater with his help. So far everything is going good, and I can't wait to upgrade to a larger tank!
Fish Kept: 1 - One Spot Foxface 1 - Coral Beauty Pygmy Angel 1 - Blue Line Fairy Wrasse 2 - Clownfish 1 - Yellow Watchman Goby 1 - Japanese Pistol Shrimp 1 - Gold Headed Sleeper Goby 1 - Emerald Crab Multipe Hermits, Cerith, Margarita, Nassarius, and Turbo Snails.
Corals/Plants: 5 different corals, not sure of names.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: From my experience, make sure you use quality life rock and if you don't mix your own salt water buy it from a reputable source. Avoid large chain fish stores when buying salt water fish at all costs. Get the biggest tank you can get, then save, and get a bigger one before you buy any. I thought a 55 gallon would be enough and I'm already wanting a larger size. Do smaller water changes more frequently. I do a 5 gallon change every other weekend and that seems to be helping the fish out A LOT.
Description: My 55 Gallon Reef Tank

Rated #83: 50 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #83: 50 Gallons Reef Tank - New updated pic of my reef!
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #83 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Johnny Ma on
Ratings: 4.96
Number of votes: 161
Quote: Do unto others as they do unto you...
About Yourself: Im not new to the hobby but I am new to having my very OWN reef tank managed but only yours truly. I have grown up around my parents who are both the crazy avid reefer (700 gallon reef!). That obviously rubbed off on me and when I parted from my parents to my big move here to California, I just HAD to have my own. I tried having a 12 gallon nano... Didnt last too long for many reasons. Lets just say that it was in a gym where lots of kids were present and it was OPEN top. lol bigggggg mistake. So I relocated my reef to my home and got the idea to upgrade to a larger system! Then POOF... Here comes the 50 gallon reef!
Fish Kept: 2 black Darwin Ocellaris clowns (Bonnie & Clyde) 2 Pajama Cardinals (Polka & Dot) 1 Banghai Cardinal (Bang-Guy) lol 1 Coral Beauty Angel (Coral) 1 Yellow Tang (Bubbles) 1 Blue Hippo Tang (Dory!) 1 Yellow Watchman Goby (Walter) 2 Domino Damsels (Ritalin & Strattera) 2 Striped Damsels (Adderall & Skitz) 1 Algae Blenny (Lenny) 1 Cleaner Shrimp (Jacque!) 1 Coral Bandit Shrimp (Pierre) So yes your probably wondering how I keep them all alive.... The trick is lots of hiding places and an excellent filtration system!
Corals/Plants: Inverts: 1 Sebae Anemone 1 Rose Anemone with Green Base Tons of snails and hermits. 3 Maxima Clams LPS: 1 Purple Eyed Green Favia Pagoda Cup Coral Metallic Green Gonipora Purple Frogspawn with Neon Green Tips (4 heads) Green Torch Coral (2 heads) Red Zoas Green Zoas Yellow Zoas Neon Yellow Zoas 2 Pulsing Xenias Aussie Duncan (1 head) Large Headed Dendro (1 large head, 2 small heads) Pink GSP Neon Green GSP Green GSP 1 Feather Duster SPS: 1 Neon Green Acro 1 Neon Pink Monti Cap 1 Orange Elkhorn 1 Pink Birdsnest 1 Fuzzy Green Birdsnest 1 Tri Color Staghorn 1 Stylopora 3 Green Staghorns (2 pieces I accidentally broke off)
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: NEVER in your life rush to get everything you want. Just remember that you will regret it because its like throwing money away. I learned that the hard way. As hard as it sounds, just take your time and everything will be perfectly fine.
Description: New updated pic of my reef!

Rated #84: 21 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #84: 21 Gallons Reef Tank - my little tank :D
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #84 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: lindsey on
Ratings: 4.94
Number of votes: 148
Quote: who's annette?
About Yourself: i 3 fish :)
Fish Kept: mandarin,hermit crabs and turbo snails, fireball angel, algae blenny, tiny yellow goby, lettuce slug.
Corals/Plants: metalic blue mushroom,blue spotted + green spotted mushroom,brown and white feather dusters, finger coral, leather toad stool, yellow polyps,brown buttons,pink buttons, green buttons,blue star polyps,brown star polyps, montipora, brain coral, open brain, torch coral,
Tank Size: 21 gallons
Advice: take ur time (tom)
Description: my little tank :D

Rated #85: 44 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #85: 44 Gallons Reef Tank - Nicalex Reef Tank - June 2010
A selection of soft corals plus a Yellow Mimic Tang, a Clownfish and a Blue Damsel.
Country: Australia
Rank: #85 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: nicalex on
Ratings: 4.94
Number of votes: 160
Quote: Not happy Jan! Haha!
About Yourself: We live in an apartment on the top floor of our building and originally wanted a cat or a dog but it just wasn't practical. Nowhere to run around outside and where would it poop? Kitty litter does NOT turn me on. Then we went to a friend's house party and we spent most of the night peering into their awesome reef aquarium rather than making conversation or interacting with any of the humans! We knew then, we had to get our own fish tank! They actually lent us their 20L tank to begin our reef love affair and two years later here we are still very much in love with the reef and all its creatures.
Fish Kept: clownfish, a damsel and a mimic tang
Corals/Plants: many! hammer, pipe organ, candy cane, elegance, heliofungia, stoney, star polyp and many coloured morphs
Tank Size: 44 gallons
Advice: Don't muck around with a little tank in the beginning. Buy the biggest you can afford as it will be more forgiving of mistakes and you will no doubt want to upgrade in no time anyway! Read books and online threads to get a wide range of opinions and knowledge before you buy and waste money or lose livestock. Be patient and enjoy the process of your little reef ecosystem evolving. Spend time getting to know your fish and other livestock so you know when they are sick. If they are left too long the ammonia they produce could have a disastrous effect on everything else in your tank.
Description: Nicalex Reef Tank - June 2010 A selection of soft corals plus a Yellow Mimic Tang, a Clownfish and a Blue Damsel.

Rated #86: 20 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #86: 20 Gallons Reef Tank - 20 gallon long 7 months old
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #86 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: 3kids on
Ratings: 4.93
Number of votes: 162
Fish Kept: 2 Ocellaris Clownfish 1 blue velvet damsel 1 green chromis
Corals/Plants: all corals are pieces of frags that I have purchased from my LFS 1 Wellsi frag 1 candy cane coral 3 cabbage leather corals zoa polyps and mushroom corals
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: take your time the first time I tried to keep a saltwater tank I rushed everything. Plus I was in the miltary and gone most of the time...now I'm retired and have time
Description: 20 gallon long 7 months old

Rated #87: 40 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #87: 40 Gallons Reef Tank - Seahorse tank
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Rank: #87 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Greg on
Ratings: 4.88
Number of votes: 156
Quote: I want my tank to thrive not just survive
About Yourself: love fish of all kinds
Fish Kept: was breeding maroon clowns got bored so changed to breeding Seahorses - Hippocampus erectus 3 males 3 females also have 1Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris var. and 1 orange perc 2 mated pair of target green madrine
Corals/Plants: yellow leather coral lighting sponge coral blue exnia, sea whip,and other gorgonians
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: educate your self read and ask lots of questions
Description: Seahorse tank

Rated #88: 27 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #88: 27 Gallons Reef Tank - reef tank
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #88 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: woodage on
Ratings: 4.87
Number of votes: 164
About Yourself: I was brought up with fish tanks my dad, grandad and uncle always had tropical tanks. I started with tropical around 15 years ago and just progressed to marine. I find they are a good focal point but can be very time consuming and costly.
Fish Kept: Blue damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema) Fijian blue and gold dameselfish (Chrysiptera taupou)
Corals/Plants: Soft corals (devil fingers, mushroom polpus and sponge)
Tank Size: 27 gallons
Advice: Read a lot of books before starting up a new setup . Take your time on the tank, always make sure the water is mature before getting fish.
Description: reef tank

Rated #89: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #89: 30 Gallons Reef Tank - My reef tank
State: Oklahoma
Country: United States
Rank: #89 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Chad Harris on
Ratings: 4.86
Number of votes: 155
About Yourself: My girlfriend said she wanted a fish tank not knowing how much money I would be wasting on it. She is still my girlfriend and not my wife.
Fish Kept: 2 clown fish, 1 hippo tang, 1 sand sifting goby, mandarin.
Corals/Plants: 2 acan colonies (red,pink) green flower anenome,2 headed dendro, candy cane colony, mushrooms, orange ricordea, frogspawn, sponge, 3 head torch, leathers, maxima clam, zoa colony, favia,pink and purple polyzoa colony,yellow sponge that grew on its own, Cats paw,
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Slow and steady
Description: My reef tank

Rated #90: 75 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #90: 75 Gallons Reef Tank - 75gallon reef, 4 months old
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #90 out of 134 Reef Tanks submitted 2010
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Submitted By: Robert on
Ratings: 4.84
Number of votes: 150
About Yourself: i've been running saltwater tanks for about 4 years now.
Fish Kept: I only have like 5 fish in the tank for now, i will be adding more. I have a Bartlett's Anthias, Yellow damselfish, Sixline Wrasse, Magenta Dottyback, Fire Dartfish
Corals/Plants: yellow and star polyps, green Zoanthids. Pumping Xenia, Green Polyp Toadstool leather, Neon Star Polyps, White n Green Daisy Polyps, Blue Polyped Cap, Frogspawn coral, Green Montipora, Kenya tree, Red Montipora, Blue Chalice
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: be prepaired to spend some money up front.
Description: 75gallon reef, 4 months old

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