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Rated #1: Lexus

State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 07/24/2013
Ratings: 6.87
Number of votes: 349
About Yourself: In hobby for 12 years And still enjoying it
Fish Kept: Maroon Clownfish, Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish, Yellow Tang - Hawaii
Corals/Plants Kept: Sps Lps
Tank Size: 120
Advice: Water changes for me weekly 15 gallons
Description: Living the reef hobby and loving it

Rated #2: Owen342008

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #2 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 03/12/2013
Ratings: 6.68
Number of votes: 290
Quote: What will be, will be!!!
Fish Kept: Scopas Tang, Yellowtail Damselfish, Sailfin/Algae Blenny, Purple Pseudochromis, Cleaner Wrasse, Yellow Wrasse, True Percula Clownfish, True Percula Clownfish, Six Line Wrasse, Six Line Wrasse
Corals/Plants Kept: Loads of soft corals
Tank Size: 67
Advice: Be patient, let the tank mature, don't rush to put loads of fish in and just remember the size the fish can grow to and the type of fish it is "reef safe" or not!!! Plus always ensure best water quality you keep the water clean your fish will thrive aling with corals etc!!
Description: Updated photo 12/3/2013

Rated #3: JWOODARD333`

State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 04/22/2013
Ratings: 6.6
Number of votes: 313
Quote: Perfection is worth every penny
About Yourself: Professional Aquarium Maintenance Guy!
Corals/Plants Kept: Many
Tank Size: 150
Advice: Test, Test & water change. Don't be cheap buy the best you can afford. Never stop wanting to approve the water quality!
Description: New tank, only been setup for 7 months. All corals are aquaculture to reach show size before being placed. Thanks for looking

Rated #4: Nikko

State: None/Other
Country: Australia
Rank: #4 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 07/18/2013
Ratings: 6.51
Number of votes: 348
Quote: We keep water not fish ( daniel knop)
Fish Kept: Watnabi angel, eibli angel, multifaciatis angel, candied hogfish, 6 line wrasse, scooter blennie, tiny snowflake eel, multipule chromis yellow and blue, and the peice de resistance 1 fluro pink rhinopias
Corals/Plants Kept: Stags, monties, gonioporas, assorted acros, assorted rhodactis, and a few softies
Tank Size: 110
Advice: Read read read and look at tank of the month
Description: Sps tank

Rated #5: noraallab

State: Mississippi
Country: United States
Rank: #5 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 05/03/2013
Ratings: 6.37
Number of votes: 315
Fish Kept: Blue/Green Reef Chromis, Tomato Clownfish, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Royal Gramma Basslet
Corals/Plants Kept: soft: hot pink ricordea yuma, green flourecent mushrooms, lavender mushrooms, muticolored mushrooms, colt coral, lots of green star polyps, xenia, clove polyps, several diferent colonies of zoanthids, protopalythoa, lps: two colonies of duncans (several heads on each), pearl bubble, branching hammer, torch, pagoda, frogspawn, green lobed brain, multicolored lobophylia non-photosynthetic: dendrophylia aka: large polyp sun coral inverts: cleaner shrimp, peppermint shrimp, about fifty astrea turbo snails (very small, theyre always breeding and my shrimps help keep the population down), six nessarius snails,
Tank Size: 45
Advice: patience is key, and money, that helps also!
Description: front shot of aquarium

Rated #6: xdeputy101

State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 06/25/2013
Ratings: 6.32
Number of votes: 344
About Yourself: I love ocean life. As a child, my dream was to be a marine biologist. This is the closest I can come to that. Dealing with unforeseen issue like cyanobacteria and things like that, bring challenges to the hobby which educate you on a daily basis.
Fish Kept: Black and White Clown Yellow Tang Diamond Goby Yellow Tail Damsel Blue Damsel six line Wrasse Lawn Mower Blenny 4 Green Chromis 2 Fire Shrimp 1 Harlequin Shrimp 2 Emerald Crabs 5 Red Scarlett Crabs 20 Blue leg Crabs 11 Brittle Stars 20 Snails 250 lbs of live Rock
Corals/Plants Kept: 11 Colonies of Acans(Many Colors) 1 colony of stripper pink zoos 2 colonies of hammer coral with 12 to 15 heads each 1 colony of frogspawn with 10 to 12 heads 1 colony of neon trumpet corals with 7 heads 2 colt coral 3 blue mushrooms 1 pulsating zenia 1 kenia tree 1 green montipora 2 pipe organ colonies 1 alien eye chalice 1 meteor shower cyphastrea 3 Candy Apple Pocillipora 12 Candy Apple Pocillipora frags. 1 Neon Green Wellsophelia 1 Zenia
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Patience, Patience, Patience! DO NOT CUT CORNERS! This will only cost your more money in the long run. You will be better to save a little money and do the job right before it kills or damges your livestock. Pay special attention to your parameters. Dont believe the hype of some companies claiming to eliminate nitrates and such. These are temporary fixes that will create a bigger issue later. Do your homework. The more you research and test within your own tank, the more you will learn about fish, coral, suppliments, parameters, lighting etc the better you will be off.
Description: Reef tank

Rated #7: shane black

State: None/Other
Country: Canada
Rank: #7 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 09/15/2013
Ratings: 6.25
Number of votes: 351
Quote: git er done
About Yourself: reefing for 10 years, started with a 29 gallon, went through all sizes, sold the rest, one 210 now, its a husband & wife hobby. We both work in collision repair, this is stress relief. Most of the time.
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang - Hawaii, Purple Tang, Flame Angelfish, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Kaudern's Cardinal, Ocellaris Clownfish, Blue Tang, One Spot Foxface, Blue Throat Triggerfish, Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish, Lyretail Anthias, Cleaner Wrasse, Tassle Filefish
Corals/Plants Kept: mix of lps & sps
Tank Size: 210
Advice: consistant water changes, test for nitrates, phosphates (buy a phosban reactor!) after algae problem we bought a 24" vertex 2.0 liquifiing reactor, used phosguard for 2 weeks, then rowaphos, problem solved!
Description: 210 gallon display, 70 gallon sump, led lights

Rated #8: ealbertson

State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 06/14/2013
Ratings: 6.23
Number of votes: 346
Quote: Do your research before buying new livestock.
About Yourself: I am a college student that has progressed through many differnent size aquariums and am working my way up to 200+g.I started out with a bio cube and a 2g mini reef tank. I am quickly out growing my current 75g. I am addicted to this hobby and escape to the aquarium stores when ever I get a chance. Happy reefing....
Fish Kept: Fairy Wrasse, Fathead Sunburst Anthias, Dispar Anthias, Leopard Wrasse
Corals/Plants Kept: 60+ species of corals, sps and lps
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Research and learn before blowing your money!
Description: Erik's 75 gallon bow-front

Rated #9: John F Thomas

State: Kentucky
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 02/19/2013
Ratings: 6.13
Number of votes: 258
Quote: I always do my best and sometimes that is not enough....
About Yourself: been in the hobby since 1992 started with freshwater and a 10gal tank, then moved up to a 55 gal and then 75 gal, I got a 125 and decided that was to large for fresh water so I got the nerve to try saltwater fish and now I will not have anything else...
Fish Kept: Flame Angelfish, Blue Tang, Yellow Tang - Hawaii, True Percula Clownfish, Blue Velvet Damsel
Corals/Plants Kept: maxima cam polyps mushrooms leather toadstool frogspawn pink tip frogspawn green tip hammer coarl
Tank Size: 125
Advice: rsearch and lots of it, ask questions and lots of them. Always go plus 1 yup I learned the hard way....
Description: My 125 gal reef aquarium

Rated #10: lpscoral11

State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 53 Reef Tanks submitted 2013
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Submitted: 03/19/2013
Ratings: 6.13
Number of votes: 301
About Yourself: Just another guy enjoying the hobby, kinda got adicted fast and went full throtal and i love it every day i learn somthing new. always fraging so if ur in ther area iv got a locals fb page similar to rc i suppose where locals can ask questions trade and sell its called tank trader feel free to friend the page and ill be happy to accept you
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang - Hawaii, Blue Tang, Blue/Green Reef Chromis, Green Mandarin, Ocellaris Clownfish, Cleaner Wrasse
Corals/Plants Kept: 20 head metalic frog/octospawn 10 head purple tip green tentacle frog 20 head green tantacle purple tip frog 3 head teal frog (similar to sideshow bob frogspawn) 4 head side show bob frog 2 head green tntacle orange tip frog 25+ head acid tentacle purple tip hammer 10 head acid tentacle purple tip hammer 25+ head bi color acid hammer 10+ head green tip hammer 10 head teal hammer 8 to 10 head pink hammer 2 head acid torch 8 head purple torch 6 or 7 head green tip torch 2 head green tentacle purple tip torch 11 head whisker duncan bubble coral bleeding apple scolly war paint scolly tangerine scolly large red and teal scolly not sure of name green scolly not sure of name 10 head blasto painted open brain green and yellow open brain 5 or so inch green plate small flat brain galexia 40 head sun coral large pink monti cap beging to morph in sour apple green stag horn acro various birdsnests monti digita porcela pora gsp various shrooms, rics, yumas, hairy,orange, flame, watermellon.... variuos pallys and zoos, nuke greens eagle eyes..... large sea fan 2 corceia clams adding ALLLLLL the time Fish and other inverts yellow tang tamoni tang hippo tang 2 oc clowns psychedelic manderine 3 blue chromise cleaner wrasse orange anthis tiger conche stars feather dusters cleaner shrimp various hitchhiker crabs snails etc large assortment of snails and hermits
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Take ur time at first. dont rush the initial set up and really plan it out imagining as many scenarios as possible to be sure there nothing that needs to be changed, dont cheap out on equipment and keep it simple, u dont u dont need the thousands of gadgets i see on s many tanks to be sucessfull, from what if seen the simpler the more successful the tank is
Description: Old shot let me know what you think, ill try and get a new one today, Mind you this was taken with an Iphone so quality is no the best
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