Top 61 - 70 Reef Tanks 2012

Rated #61: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #61: 30 Gallons Reef Tank - My first tank ever, fallowed
everything I've read, build my own
sump, and so far everything is
healthy as can be!
State: Ohio
Country: United States
Rank: #61 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Brandon on
Ratings: 4.13
Number of votes: 170
Quote: We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.
About Yourself: I'm Brandon, I love saltwater aquariums.
Fish Kept: 2-percula clowns, 1-Yellowtail Damsel, 2- Cardinals, 1- Three Striped Damsel
Corals/Plants: 2-Feather Dusters, small polyps, small mushrooms,2-leather corals. not that much yet.
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Read, Read, Read, and ask questions. Learn your hobby, you can never know it all.
Description: My first tank ever, fallowed everything I've read, build my own sump, and so far everything is healthy as can be!

Rated #62: 2 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #62: 2 Gallons Reef Tank - my 2 gallon cookie jar reef!
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Rank: #62 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: kyle on
Ratings: 4.08
Number of votes: 174
Quote: I feel like you love your tank more than me! said my gf
Fish Kept: no fish! just a few crabs and snails and alotof amphipod and copipods!
Corals/Plants: mushrooms zoanthids, candy cane, kenya tree.
Tank Size: 2 gallons
Advice: dont cause to much of bioloads in your tanks
Description: my 2 gallon cookie jar reef!

Rated #63: 30 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #63: 30 Gallons Reef Tank - Reef after re-rockworking
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #63 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Rhett on
Ratings: 4.08
Number of votes: 214
Fish Kept: Maroon Clown, Yellow Watchman Goby (paired with tiger pistol shrimp) copper band butterfly.
Corals/Plants: Maze Brain, Cinnamon zooanthid, Pipe organ,Star Polyp,Pulsing xenia, button polyps, hairy and red mushrooms, palythoa, sunset deepsea zoanthid, trumpets. Gonipora,galexia, Duncan, bta.
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Save money by buying base rock and seeding it with a couple pieces of small premium live rock. Scrape Coralline algae with a toothbrush and use reef accelerator.
Description: Reef after re-rockworking

Rated #64: 29 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #64: 29 Gallons Reef Tank - Started this tank in December of 2011, after tearing down my 90 gal
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #64 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Kevin on
Ratings: 4.07
Number of votes: 149
Fish Kept: Naso Tang, Pajama Cardinals, Flameback Angel.
Corals/Plants: Finger Leather and many different mushrooms
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Just take it slow, it's not a race.
Description: Started this tank in December of 2011, after tearing down my 90 gal

Rated #65: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #65: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - 55 gal
State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #65 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: aaron on
Ratings: 3.9
Number of votes: 165
Fish Kept: 2 O.clowns (mated pair spunky and oblina), 1 purple firefish (Shaneequa), 1 cleaner wrasse (Frank the nameless), 1 skunk cleaner shrimp (Igor)
Corals/Plants: Duncans, palys/zoas, xenia, Kenya tree, plate coral, frog spawn, mushrooms, anthelia, trumpet, chalice, war coral, suction cup caulerpa
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Do your research
Description: 55 gal

Rated #66: 70 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #66: 70 Gallons Reef Tank - 70 gallon mixed reef tank
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #66 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Brian on
Ratings: 3.86
Number of votes: 180
Quote: A man has to know his limitations. Clint Eastwood
About Yourself: My dad first started my interest when I was 10 and he bought me my first tank. It was freshwater and I loved breeding guppies and swordfish. I gradually switched to saltwater as new technology improved the ability to keep saltwater aniamls alive. I have well over 25 years of aquarium keeping and consider myself an experienced aquarist.
Fish Kept: My critters: 2 firefish gobies they are a mated pair. A six-line wrasse. A mean little skunkback psuedochromis. A true percula clown mated to a false percula clown. My odd couple. A bi-color angel. A yellow-tail damsel. A pixy hawkfish. A scotter blenny. I have 1 anemone crab lives on a rock anemone. 1 urchin crab. 2 blue legged hermit crabs. 1 coral-banded shrimp and a few snails.
Corals/Plants: Corals : Frogspaw which the clowns are hosting in. Torch coral. Orange/golden acropora. Plating montipora. Neon green candy cane coral and blue center candycane coral. Spiny pectinia coral. A beautiful piece of neon green coral that appears to be encrusting. Hawaian fetherduster. Tan and green neon kenya tree. Toadstool leather and an umbrella leather. Yellow polyps and green buttom polyps. Green zooanthids. Red mushroom green mushrooms. Solid green star polyps. Neon green with white center star polyps. Yellow sponge white sponge and purple sponge all thriving and growing. 5 different rock anemones. 1 mini-max carpet anemone. Keato, featherbladed calupra, and halimeda macroalgea.
Tank Size: 70 gallons
Advice: Read read read. Then find someone with experience and pick their brain. Listen to what worked for them and what didnt. Through it all you will still learn the most from trial and error but you can save a lot of time and money by listening to veteran aquarists.
Description: 70 gallon mixed reef tank

Rated #67: 60 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #67: 60 Gallons Reef Tank - Two 30 gal saltwater tanks connected together with two swimming tubes
State: Wyoming
Country: United States
Rank: #67 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: 6564 on
Ratings: 3.84
Number of votes: 188
About Yourself: I am new to the hobby. My tank is currently going through a fishless cycle and it seem to be going on track. I will add more photos as soon as i get fish.
Fish Kept: none yet
Corals/Plants: just live rock
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: new hobbyists
Description: Two 30 gal saltwater tanks connected together with two swimming tubes

Rated #68: 29 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #68: 29 Gallons Reef Tank
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #68 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Dylan Wolford on
Ratings: 3.7
Number of votes: 169
About Yourself: Just starting out in this hobby, im looking for any advice to help my tank look better, and to be healthier
Fish Kept: clownfish, damselfish(i know, big mistake)
Corals/Plants: zoo's, mushroom, capricorn, frogspawn,
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: DONT GET DAMSELFISH!

Rated #69: 15 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #69: 15 Gallons Reef Tank - my tank from start to current
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Rank: #69 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: alyassa on
Ratings: 3.7
Number of votes: 149
About Yourself: My boyfreind got me into this hobbie.
Fish Kept: A false percula clown, six line wrasse and a yellow tail damsel. For inverts I have a skunk cleaner shrimp, 6 blue leg hermits, 2 red leg hermits. Some hitch hiker snails from the liverock.
Corals/Plants: antiniodiscus mushrooms and button polyps, eagle eye polyps, starburst polyps, xenias, tree coral.
Tank Size: 15 gallons
Advice: Research research research.
Description: my tank from start to current

Rated #70: 55 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #70: 55 Gallons Reef Tank - new reed tank just purchased.
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Rank: #70 out of 80 Reef Tanks submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Daniel Mikelonis on
Ratings: 3.68
Number of votes: 169
Quote: theres more to fish than meets the eye.
About Yourself: I first began fishtanking when I was a little kid with a mere 5 gallon tank full of goldfish I won at a carnival. Ever since I've just always loved watching fish and owning fish. I love designing the landscape for the fish to explore. I just recently converted my 25 into a 55 Gallon tank, and only a few days ago made it into a black water environment. My favorite fish would have to be my black ghost knife which I have watched grow from a few inches to almost 9 now. I take great pride in my tank.
Fish Kept: Black Ghost Knife Peacock Eel Albino Polypterus Plesoctemus Geophagus Weather Loach Red Finned Shark 2 Angelfish 2 Gourami
Corals/Plants: All fake, live plants cannot live in blackwater.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: DO NOT BUY CHEAP FISH OR FISH FROM PETSMART. DO NOT OVERCROWD OR OVERFEED.
Description: new reed tank just purchased.

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