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Rated #11: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #11: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - My two years old reef tank.
Username: Oscar Caldera
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 Top 10
Submitted By: Oscar Caldera on
Ratings: 7.21
Number of votes: 349
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 #12: 20 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #12: 20 Gallons Reef Tank - New tank setup
Username: Marc Weiss
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 Top 10
Submitted By: Marc Weiss on
Ratings: 7.2
Number of votes: 407
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 #13: 110 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #13: 110 Gallons Reef Tank - update
Username: arsen
Country: United States
Rank: #13 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 Top 10
Submitted By: arsen on
Ratings: 7.2
Number of votes: 232
Quote: MINIMALIST
About Yourself: my love to the ocean and natural reefs got me into this great hobby.Many thanks to all others for shareing their knoledge.
Fish Kept: /sorry not a fish guy.they'r all beautifull...
Corals/Plants: mainly sps.w/some lps and quadr.anemone
Tank Size: 110 gallons
Advice: one of the best things I started is-reeftank[for life]I have many achievemants in my life and u have to be perfectioniest to rich the highest point.Do alot of your own reaserch in every aspect....
Description: update

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #14: 100 Gallons Reef Tank - front view
Username: Marco
Country: Italy
Rank: #14 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
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Submitted By: Marco on
Ratings: 7.19
Number of votes: 248
Quote: no one
About Yourself: Computer system manager, drum player
Fish Kept: 1 Pomacanthus Imperator 1 Acanthurus Sohal 1 Euxiphipops Navarcus 1 Pygoplites Diacanthus 1 Pseudochromis paccagnella 2 Synchiropus marmoratus 2 Synchiropus splendidus 2 Amphiprion clarkii 1 Dascyllus melanurus 5 Chrysiptera parasema 1 Pseudochelinus hexataenia 2 Amphiprion Percula 1 Gramma Loreto 1 Pseudochromis flavivertex 2 lysmata ambionensis 1 lysmata wundermanni 2 hymenocera elegans 3 Lysmata debelius 10 calcinus elegans
Corals/Plants: 2 cataliphyllia jardinei 1 ricordea yuma 2 euphyllia cristata 1 euphyllia glabrescens 1 seriatopora stellata 1 seriatopora histryx 1 millepora red 3 pocillopora tricolor 2 sarcophiton 1 tridacna crocea 1 tridacna maxima 3 montipora foliosa 15 acropora sp. 1 phisogyra 1 turbinaria peltata 3 goniopora (green - purple) 1 galaxea 1 actiniodiscus blue 1 fungia
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Be patient, patient and patient again!!
Description: front view

Rated #15: 500 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #15: 500 Gallons Reef Tank - Full reef tank pic.
Over 100 coral and 50 fish
Username: purple
Country: New Zealand
Rank: #15 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
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Submitted By: purple on
Ratings: 7.17
Number of votes: 349
Fish Kept: .
Corals/Plants: .
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: .
Description: Full reef tank pic. Over 100 coral and 50 fish

Rated #16: 225 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #16: 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
Username: Sonny
Country: United States
Rank: #16 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
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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 #17: 150 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #17: 150 Gallons Reef Tank - latest update
Username: SunnyLee
Country: Malaysia
Rank: #17 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 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 #18: 90 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #18: 90 Gallons Reef Tank - my 90 oct 09
Username: cablemike
Country: Canada
Rank: #18 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
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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 #19: 350 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #19: 350 Gallons Reef Tank - Reef tank
Username: jeffery
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 Top 10
Submitted By: jeffery on
Ratings: 7.15
Number of votes: 165
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 #20: 180 Gallons Reef Tank

Rated #20: 180 Gallons Reef Tank - My 180 gallon reef tank!
Username: Cynz
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 1396 Reef Tanks submitted all-time
2021 Top 10
Submitted By: Cynz on
Ratings: 7.13
Number of votes: 335
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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