Top 11 - 20 Reef Tanks All Time

Rated #11: 500 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #11: 500 Gallons Reef Tank - Full reef tank pic.
Over 100 coral and 50 fish
Country: New Zealand
Rank: #11 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: purple on
Ratings: 7.16
Number of votes: 345
Fish Kept: .
Corals/Plants: .
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: .
Description: Full reef tank pic. Over 100 coral and 50 fish

Rated #12: 225 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #12: 225 Gallons Reef Tank - Main Tank: 225gl Starphire (60Lx36Wx24H) Euro-Braced Reef Tank 

Water Movement: TUNZE 6100 Stream, SEIO 1500, One Aquaclear 270 Powerhead   

Main Pump: Sequence DART  

Skimmer:  Deltec AP851 

Calcium Reactor: GEO Calcium Reactor 

Main Lighting: Two 250 watt Metal Halide housed in Lumenarc III Reflectors 
Bulbs: Two XM 10K 250 Watt SE - Three 140 watt VHO (Two Uri Actinic, One Actinic White)
Ballasts: Two Hellolights ARO PRO Series Ballasts M58
Sump: 45gl sump, 4 cups of carbon changed every month. Small Refugium in sump.
Top Off: Tank is topped off with Kalkwasser using a Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer

 
Water Parameters:
	Calcium: ~ 400 PPM
	Alkalinity: ~ 7.5dKH
	Specific Gravity: ~1.026
	pH: ~ 8.23
	Temperature:~ 77.4 - 79.0
	Nitrate: Undetectable
	Phosphate: Undetectable
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Sonny on
Ratings: 7.16
Number of votes: 313
Quote: none
Fish Kept: 1 Naso Tang 3 Yellow Tangs 1 Kole Tang 1 Blue Tang 1 Fox Face 1 Copperband Butterfly 4 Lyetrail Anthais (1 male, 3 female) 1 Blue Devil Damsel
Corals/Plants: Acropora: Pink millepora Lemon Lime millepora Multi-color millepora Blue tenuis Tricolor Valida Blue humilis Green Slimer Blue Slimer Purple Monster Becker Blue Tort Yellow Tort Blue tip Stag Purple Stag Sky Blue tipped aspera Purple and blue rubosta Teal Corallites nobilis Purple tip deswali Glowsticks and sapphire kimbesis Montipora: Orange capricornis Green capricornis Orange digitata Green digitata Purple digitata Barney purple encrusting Blue polyp encrusting Orange encrusting Green and orange polyp encrusting Other Corals: Pink pocillopora damicornis Green Pink pocillopora damicornis Green Star Polyps Zooanthids (assorted colonies and colors)
Tank Size: 225 gallons
Advice: If I were to give anyone words of advice I would tell them to be patient, good things take time to develop. Too many people rush into things and fail to allow their aquariums to reach their full potential. Read as much as can, books and forums are great tools. This hobby has many great people ready and able to answer almost all questions thrown their way. So if you're unsure about anything please ask. Hopefully as the years pass this hobby will become more accessible; with new technologies developing rapidly it's an exciting time to be in this hobby.
Description: Main Tank: 225gl Starphire (60Lx36Wx24H) Euro-Braced Reef Tank Water Movement: TUNZE 6100 Stream, SEIO 1500, One Aquaclear 270 Powerhead Main Pump: Sequence DART Skimmer: Deltec AP851 Calcium Reactor: GEO Calcium Reactor Main Lighting: Two 250 watt Metal Halide housed in Lumenarc III Reflectors Bulbs: Two XM 10K 250 Watt SE - Three 140 watt VHO (Two Uri Actinic, One Actinic White) Ballasts: Two Hellolights ARO PRO Series Ballasts M58 Sump: 45gl sump, 4 cups of carbon changed every month. Small Refugium in sump. Top Off: Tank is topped off with Kalkwasser using a Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer Water Parameters: Calcium: ~ 400 PPM Alkalinity: ~ 7.5dKH Specific Gravity: ~1.026 pH: ~ 8.23 Temperature:~ 77.4 - 79.0 Nitrate: Undetectable Phosphate: Undetectable

Rated #13: 150 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #13: 150 Gallons Reef Tank - latest update
Country: Malaysia
Rank: #13 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: SunnyLee on
Ratings: 7.15
Number of votes: 178
Quote: your wife will love to see you back home so early.
About Yourself: JUST A HOBBY TO ME CAUSE I'M LOVE UNDERWATER LIFE. THEY ARE MAGNIFICIENT.
Fish Kept: ALL TANGS , PLUS SMALL NEMO + CORMIS
Corals/Plants: ALL SORTS OF NICE MOVEMENT CORALS.
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: BE PATIENT
Description: latest update

Rated #14: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #14: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - my 90 oct 09
Country: Canada
Rank: #14 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: cablemike on
Ratings: 7.15
Number of votes: 165
Quote: Good things come to those who wait.
Fish Kept: 4 Green Chromis, 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Blue Devil, 1 Four Stripe Damsel, 1 Yellowtail Damsel, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish. 3 Truncate Anthias, one Blue Tang, one spotted puffer, one yellow wrasse, one copperband butterfly.
Corals/Plants: Several Kinds of zoo's and button polyps, Mushroom Corals, pulsing xenia, cabbage leather. Fijil Toadstool Leather, Spaghetti Finger Leather, Trumpet Coral, candycane coral , several acropora, birds nest, pavona, montipora digi, montipora cap, Hammer coral, frogspawn, acans, open brain, galaxy coral, duncans, suncoral, 1 boxer shrimp, several Turbo snails, one pistol shrimp and many hermit crabs.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Go slowly, be patient. Good things come to those who wait. Read, read, read and then read some more. I must have spent $300.00 on books alone.
Description: my 90 oct 09

Rated #15: 20 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #15: 20 Gallons Reef Tank - New tank setup
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Marc Weiss on
Ratings: 7.15
Number of votes: 347
About Yourself: 48 years of aquarium experience and I still love it.
Fish Kept: Yellow Tang - Hawaii, Blue/Green Reef Chromis, Ocellaris Clownfish
Corals/Plants: Kenya Tree, mushrooms, anemone
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Explore the internet, ask questions and budget wisely.
Description: New tank setup

Rated #16: 350 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #16: 350 Gallons Reef Tank - Reef tank
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #16 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: jeffery on
Ratings: 7.13
Number of votes: 161
About Yourself: Work a lot.
Fish Kept: I have a serious opinion about the fish. Have a plan and wait till you are ready and put them in all at once. Hard to watch when a new one is added and the others kill it slowly day after day. My wife would go crazy asking me to get it out.......and you know how that goes, to much damage to what you have built to get one fish.
Corals/Plants: lps,sps,soft. 2017 update, are you all wondering about the rocks. The base rock are single pieces from the desert that used to be the ocean. Reef rock attached to the the large desert rocks. You want to know where to get them? Study the earth 10k years ago. The one in the center weighed like 60 lbs. Make your own secrets!!
Tank Size: 350 gallons
Advice: Water movement, and then more water movement. Lighting and finally watching and more watching. Your tank will tell you what it needs. You will know when whatever you stick in it just thrives. Also let the animals tell you the secret!!
Description: Reef tank

Rated #17: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #17: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - My two years old reef tank.
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Oscar Caldera on
Ratings: 7.12
Number of votes: 329
Corals/Plants: Euphillias, acros
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Good idea to try every kind of coral at the beginning, to choose which is your favorite kind. I started loving LPS and now I'm moving to SPS.
Description: My two years old reef tank.

Rated #18: 150 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #18: 150 Gallons Reef Tank - 150g SPS
Country: Canada
Rank: #18 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Josee on
Ratings: 7.11
Number of votes: 305
Fish Kept: 2 clownfish percula, 1 lieutenant tang, 1 yellow tang, 1 coral beauty, 2 chromis, 2 spot tail globies, 4 green clown gobies, 1 lyretail anthias, 1 swallow tail angel, 1 mandarin, 1 lawnmower blenny, 1 cardinal pajama, 1 cardinal bangail, 1 glass cardinal.
Corals/Plants: SPS and some LPS
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: read, ask questions and be patient!
Description: 150g SPS

Rated #19: 375 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #19: 375 Gallons Reef Tank - SPS dominated tank
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: DanH on
Ratings: 7.1
Number of votes: 280
Quote: .
About Yourself: I started with a 120 gallon tank, progressed to 180, and now a 375. Going from 120 to 180 wasn't hard. The move to 375 was very challenging. Reef keeping becomes exceedingly difficult as the water volume increases.
Fish Kept: Green Chromis Sohal Tang Kole Tang Clown Tang Sailfin Tang Zebra Striped Gobies Red Fire Fish Gobies Kaudern's Cardinal Pyjama Cardinal Clown Goby Sunburst Anthias Ruby Wrasse Laboutei Wrasse Scott's Fairy Wrasse Copperbanded Butterfly Green Mandarin Lawnmower Blenny Midas Blenny
Corals/Plants: Acropora: Prostrata, Austera, Tortuosa, Yongei, Millepora, Abrolhosensis, Solitaryensis, Pariis, and Cardus. Montipora: Danae, Capricornis, Digitata, Spongodes. Pocillopora: Damicornis and Hystrix. Soft Coral: Xenia
Tank Size: 375 gallons
Advice: Patience and 10% water changes every 2-3 weeks.
Description: SPS dominated tank

Rated #20: 180 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #20: 180 Gallons Reef Tank - My 180 gallon reef tank!
State: Connecticut
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 1391 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2020 Top 10
Submitted By: Cynz on
Ratings: 7.1
Number of votes: 319
Fish Kept: Blue & Yellow Hippo Tang, Purple Tang, Red Scooter Dragonet, Ocellaris Clownfish
Corals/Plants: Many different things
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Try to be patient as hard as it is sometimes
Description: My 180 gallon reef tank!

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