Top 10 Reef Tanks 2012

Rated #1: 140 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.86
Number of votes: 57
Fish Kept: Mystery Wrasse
Corals/Plants: NONE
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: Read
Description: FTS

Rated #2: 125 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:France
Rank: #2 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.52
Number of votes: 162
Quote: We have all the time in the world
About Yourself: I have a small company in Saint Tropez, building and servicing marine aquariums.
Fish Kept: Lots
Corals/Plants: Lots
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: For the first year test, test and test again. Slowly does it.
Description: 125 gallon see through reef aquarium.

Rated #3: 75 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #3 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.36
Number of votes: 154
Fish Kept: Hippo Tang, Pair of Ocellarias clowns. Red Mandarin,Psuedochrimis,Melanarus wrasse,Mystery wrasse
Corals/Plants: SPS-many acropora and montipora LPS-Elegance,acans,hammer,torch,frogspawn,chalices,favia Softies-Tyree green toadstool,mushrooms,zoas also have clams-crocea,maxima,derasa
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Take it slow. Quarantine everything, it is not worth the headaches if you don't.
Description: full tamk

Rated #4: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #4 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.16
Number of votes: 218
About Yourself: Biology Teacher, Scuba Diver
Fish Kept: Flame Angel, Mated Pair Gold Stripe Maroons, Mandarin Dragonet, Yellow Tang, Royal Gramma, Orange belly Damsel, Six line Wrasse.
Corals/Plants: Brain Corals, Superman Monipora, Acroporas, Cup Corals, Mushrooms, Colt Corals, Crocea Clam, Candy Cane, Torch, Hammer, Numerous Polyps, Pulsing Xenia, etc.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Read up, be patient, and don't be afraid to ask questions?
Description: Full Tank Shot

Rated #5: 54 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #5 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.01
Number of votes: 167
About Yourself: I'm 28 and going through my second tour through college. I originally started at just wanting a saltwater tank and slowly started buying more and more demanding corals so now its a full blow mixed reef.
Fish Kept: Purple pseudochrimis, flame angel, ocelaris clown, and three blue/green chromis, various crabs and snails, blue leg hermits, turbos, astreas, ceriths, bumblebees, sally lightfoot, croal banded shrimp, green brittle star, serpent star, sea cucumber
Corals/Plants: purple tipped acropora, orange/green birdsnest, orange with green polyp sps (came with a crab that I bought from Liveaquaria.com), various zoas, neon green finger leather, brown button polyps, brown and green montipora, condy anemone, aussie duncans, various mushrooms and richordea, green star polyps, crocea clam, frogs spawn, kenya tree, acan lords(making a come back after looking pretty bad for a while)
Tank Size: 54 gallons
Advice: Do as much research as you can before you even start. Then anytime you do anything else (add live stock, upgrade equipment, etc...) research again. Lastly do lots and lot of research! Buy a test kit and test, test, test if you want to start getting into corals. Don't dose anything you can't test for(except maybe Reef Plus or Coral Accell, etc...). I only dose Randy's DIY Two Part Solution, Seachem Reef Plus, Kent Essential Elements, Seachem Reef Magnesium. I feed my fish mostly Fransisco Bay Brands frozen Marine Cuisine, plankton, mysis shrimp, and Spirulina brine shrimp. Also I feed them Tetra MicroCrabs cyclopese granules for color enhancement. I feed my SPS a mixture of Coral Frenzy and Kent ChromaPlex soaked in Seachem Reef Plus. I feed my LPS a mixture of ground up krill, ChromaPlex and Reef Plus. The fish eat about twice a day and the corals around once a week.
Description: No room!!!

Rated #6: 65 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.82
Number of votes: 163
Quote: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
About Yourself: HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, HARD WORKING, NEW FATHER, SPORT ENTHUSIAST, OUTDOORSMAN... WISH I COULD FISH ON MY BOAT EVERY DAY
Fish Kept: BLOND NASO,YELLOW HAWAIIAN,BLUE HIPPO,MAROON CLOWN,MIDAS BLENNY,BANJAI CARDINAL,FIRE FISH,GREEN MANDARIN,BLUE FACED GOBY,ROYAL GRAMMA,SIX LINE WRASSE,(3)ENGINEER GOBIES,(4)BLUE CHROMIS, CLAMS,(3)SHRIMP(CLEANER,BLOOD&BANDED CORAL) STARS,SNAILS,HERMITS
Corals/Plants: TOADSTOOL,CONDY ANENOME,DEVILS HAND,XENIAS,HAMMER,FROGSPAWN,LEATHER,ACANS,ZOAS,DENDROS,SUN POLYPS,MUSHROOMS,FUNGIAS,BLASTOS,GEOGORGIAN,BRAINS,TUBS
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: TAKE IT SLOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW
Description: RED SEA 250 (65GAL) PLENTY OF FISH, CORAL, AND INVERTS...

Rated #7: 125 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.72
Number of votes: 162
Quote: Nicolas Cage voice, put the bunny back in the box
About Yourself: i have a 260 gallon freshwater and i wanted to see if i could do the reef tank, i have a friend that owns a aquarium shop and he said it was easy so i tried it and here it is, and i love it.
Fish Kept: 1 yellow tang, 2 domino damsels, 3 clown, 3 sea cucumbers, 1 engineer goby, 2 pencil urchins, 1 short spiny urchin, 1 mono, 1 wrasse
Corals/Plants: WAY TO MANY TO LIST BUT HERE IS SOME, hairy mushrooms, button polups, keynan tree, colt coral, watermelon mushrooms, tan mushrooms, 55 head Kryptonite candy cane, 75 head gray candy cane coral, star polups, 1 singulars, flower pot, xmas tree coral, torch coral, frog spawn 1 rock flower anenome and way to many to list, and alot that i am probably forgetting
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: go slow, do research, know what you want to do before you set everything up, planning is the key.
Description: 125 reef aquarium

Rated #8: 20 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #8 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.59
Number of votes: 179
About Yourself: I love my tank.
Fish Kept: Chilid, Koi, Oscars, Betta, Saltwater.
Corals/Plants: Soft, LPS, SPS
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Take it slow... Plan, Plan and then plan somemore
Description: My Cave inspired Mixed Reef tank

Rated #9: 57 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.57
Number of votes: 166
Fish Kept: variety
Corals/Plants: variety
Tank Size: 57 gallons
Advice: just do it!
Description: FTS 7 small nano fish, pistol shrimp, cleaner shrimp, 3 maxi-mini anemones, couple clams, many corals

Rated #10: 140 Gallons Reef Tank

State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.57
Number of votes: 168
Quote: oh, I'll just buy one more coral
Fish Kept: 6 line, clown, firefish, wrasse
Corals/Plants: a little of everything
Tank Size: 140 gallons
Advice: take your time dont buy anything you havent researched firstread, read, read
Description: my new old tank after the house got hit by lightening and the lights didnt work for 2 weeks when we were out of town(of course) and all the fish were electrocuted :-( the large corals survived
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