Top 91 - 100 Reef Tanks 2011

Rated #91: 37 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #91: 37 Gallons Reef Tank - My first ever saltwater tank. Set up in the end of August 2011
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #91 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Jessica on
Ratings: 4.19
Number of votes: 155
Quote: "If you never succede the first time, don't try skydiving"
About Yourself: I love fish and this new tank was my birthday gift, What an upgrade from a single gallon tank! lol
Fish Kept: Depends on the tank.
Corals/Plants: Depends on the tank.
Tank Size: 37 gallons
Advice: Research
Description: My first ever saltwater tank. Set up in the end of August 2011

Rated #92: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #92: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - 55g african cichlid
Country: United States
Rank: #92 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: michael on
Ratings: 3.86
Number of votes: 147
Quote: its not the size of the fish for the tank..its the tank for the fish...
About Yourself: grew up with fish, getting in the hobby now just recently.the fish brighten up my rooms and i always want to try something new or find room and a reason for more...
Fish Kept: african cichlids are the "smartest fish"-[quote from animal planet's-mutant planet] and right away you will know why... beautiful, smart, and thousands of varieties make them a favorite to keep and breed. do yourself a favor and check them out sooner or later... you will be glad you did.
Corals/Plants: lower light varieties anubias java fern moss ball amazon sword baby tears
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: learn as much as you can before you commit...care for all the fish's needs and their environment keep only compatable species together- sometimes it is trial and error...doesnt hurt to start small and work as you go, you will alwzays want to try new things and upgrade anyway...filtration and water changes are critical. feed a variety of foods not just flake or pellets. quarentine new fish. spend time watching so you know whats going on, if something changed ,or for the enjoyment... work up to that saltwater tank you are dreaming about...its alot more than just adding marine salt!
Description: 55g african cichlid

Rated #93: 29 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #93: 29 Gallons Reef Tank - our new reeftank, day one.
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #93 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Alana on
Ratings: 3.8
Number of votes: 157
About Yourself: This is our first saltwater tank! I am skilled with bettas and know about freshwater tanks and ponds.
Fish Kept: 2 peppermint shrimp, 1 1-armed coral banded shrimp, emerald crab, 3 blue crabs, 1 scarlet hermit crab, 1 brittle star, 1 turbo snail, 1 small snail and 1 snail that seems to have snuck in in a shell i thought was empty.
Corals/Plants: None yet.
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: I am a new hobbyist.
Description: our new reeftank, day one.

Rated #94: 140 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #94: 140 Gallons Reef Tank - saltwater reek tank 140gal. 5mos. old
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Rank: #94 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: newbe10 on
Ratings: 3.8
Number of votes: 225
About Yourself: 58yr old steel worker who has alway love fish mostly fresh water but about 6 mo. ago i tried a 29 tall salt water setup and I WAS HOOK so to say its very fun to watch all the neat things in the salt water world.
Fish Kept: 1 naso tang, 1sailfin tang,1 rabbit foxface, 1chulk basslet, 1spotted hawkfish, 1lunare wasse, 1dragon gobbie,1red lip blennie,4 chromis
Corals/Plants: 2 leathers,couple of red mushrooms,several polyps, couple of tree frags,some green grass frags, 1 candy cane ,cauliflower colt,
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: salt water can not be difficult but it can not be hurried eather research is a must on types of fish and coral that will get along with each outher. every thing must be close to perfect condition for a safe healthy tank.
Description: saltwater reek tank 140gal. 5mos. old

Rated #95: 22 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #95: 22 Gallons Reef Tank - Just started this marine tank, thought Id update its progress as I go. 

Lots of Marine Sand, and 15KG of Live Rock to start me off, Currently running the Interpet internal filter until my Tetratec External arrives later in the week, I`ll let them run side by side for a few weeks and then remove the Internal to free a bit of space, Also got two powerheads circulating the water. Live Rock is showing signs off growth and water parameters are looking ok so far, still waiting on my spike to happen until I can even think about any fish....

What do you think of the layout?

Any changes you would make?

Any recommendations?
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #95 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: MCinUK on
Ratings: 3.71
Number of votes: 156
About Yourself: Will be upgrading to a 4ft Tank in the very near future..... Update.... ITS HERE!
Fish Kept: Currently home to: 1 Albino Red Finned Shark 2 Albino Bristlenose Plecs 1 Ghost Shrimp 3 Glassfish 1 Zebra Danio 4 Black Neon Tetras 1 Head and Taillight 1 Bolivian ram
Corals/Plants: All Artifical Plants in the tank, looking after the fish is hard enough!
Tank Size: 22 gallons
Advice: Take your time, Rush anything and it could all go wrong, and whatever you do, dont overfeed!!
Description: Just started this marine tank, thought Id update its progress as I go. Lots of Marine Sand, and 15KG of Live Rock to start me off, Currently running the Interpet internal filter until my Tetratec External arrives later in the week, I`ll let them run side by side for a few weeks and then remove the Internal to free a bit of space, Also got two powerheads circulating the water. Live Rock is showing signs off growth and water parameters are looking ok so far, still waiting on my spike to happen until I can even think about any fish.... What do you think of the layout? Any changes you would make? Any recommendations?

Rated #96: 40 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #96: 40 Gallons Reef Tank - This is my new 40 breeder.
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #96 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: richard on
Ratings: 3.66
Number of votes: 156
Fish Kept: 1 firefish 2 clowns 3 green chromis
Corals/Plants: 30 lbs live rock 40 lbs live sand kenya trees pom pom xenia zoas mushrooms finger leather ricordea green clove polyps blue clove polyps
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Take and slow and enjoy.
Description: This is my new 40 breeder.

Rated #97: 210 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #97: 210 Gallons Reef Tank - My reef nano
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Rank: #97 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: timothy mullins on
Ratings: 3.66
Number of votes: 155
Quote: i got fish tanks...with cichlids in it!!!!!
About Yourself: I got into hobby about 3 years ago .....I started with a 40 breeder....since then I had over thirty different tanks set up over the last few years...fresh...salt...planted...reef...sa/ca cichlids...african cichilids...barb...catfish....125 to nanos.... I also built some custom set ups for people and set tanks up for people....I'm a true beleiver in the sump system fresh or salt...I do plumbing and electrical by trade so this set up is the most effiecent setup I have done to date all ligths are t5 ho one return pump and two heaters is what runs this system.... I love designing tanks for people and setting them up....to be continued
Fish Kept: 4 orange severums 2 gold severums 2 green severums 1 tiger oscar 1 flower horn 4 fire mouths 1 jack dempsey 2 bichirs 1 gold gouramie 1 opal gouramie 8 rams 4 kribs 4 pleco 1 bumble bee catfish 1 angel fish 1 coral gouramie 1 flame gouramie 10 tiger barbs 12 rasbara barbs 4 clown loaches 1 blue loach 4 corys 1 salvini cichlid 1 green terror 1 honey gouramie
Corals/Plants: Javamoss Anubis Ferns And other plants....I use a lot of plants
Tank Size: 210 gallons
Advice: Water changes...water changes...I feed heavy every day..and do 90% water changes every week....I also put a layer of peat moss in my sump which the water flows threw to keep my water soft and a low ph....also this whole system runs off of one pump which feeds all tanks and I drilled all tanks to drain into sump
Description: My reef nano

Rated #98: 65 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #98: 65 Gallons Reef Tank - tank
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Rank: #98 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 3.53
Number of votes: 154
Fish Kept: true perc clown
Corals/Plants: green acan frogspawn 3 x ricordea mushrooms various zoo's and zoa's kenya tree green striped mushroom red mushroom
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: time and money
Description: tank

Rated #99: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #99: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - new pics of my tank.i noticed
that my tank was labled as a reef tank.it is NOT a reef tank,its a freshwater tank. i just wanted the look of a reef
tank.
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #99 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: Larry Watson on
Ratings: 3.51
Number of votes: 202
Quote: be patient,work hard and good things will come.
About Yourself: tank was anniversary gift from wife.i have been keeping tanks for about 25 years. i have just upgraded from a 29 gal and this is my first 55 gal.i am just a regular hard working blue collar guy.i deeply enjoy the aquarium hobby and hope to continue for years to come.
Fish Kept: three silver dollars,four buenos aries tetras.more comming soon.
Corals/Plants: artificial corals and plants,a few live plants but will be adding more soon.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: take your time setting up your tank,be patient and read up and gather as much info as you can.above all..enjoy your hobby!
Description: new pics of my tank.i noticed that my tank was labled as a reef tank.it is NOT a reef tank,its a freshwater tank. i just wanted the look of a reef tank.

Rated #100: 125 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #100: 125 Gallons Reef Tank - my tank at 5 weeks
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Rank: #100 out of 106 Reef Tanks submitted 2011
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Submitted By: coy3 on
Ratings: 3
Number of votes: 162
Quote: go for it
About Yourself: My back ground is in Horticulture-Biology. I work in sales for Ball Seed. nothing better then to unwind watching my reef.
Fish Kept: Bat fish, Yellow Tang and a pair of Clown fish
Corals/Plants: pulsing xenia, ruffled Coral green, poly coral,chalice coral.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: enjoy, reeflax
Description: my tank at 5 weeks

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