3reef Your Favorite Aquarium Contest

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Hey, that tank belongs to Map. I forget his full username. :)
     
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  3. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Here's my favorite; why it's my favorite is obvious, right? :p

    Brad Syphus's tank: 240 gal, 72' x 24' x 30' deep. 5 years established.

    Beat this wrasse collection:

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    Via: 5 years now and going strong.
     
  4. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    Orinda, Bay Area, CA
  5. BoBo65

    BoBo65 Torch Coral

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    I dont really have any info on this tank but its from a member of my local forum [​IMG]
     
  6. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    There are a lot of great SPS tanks, and really, if I had to pick one, I wouldn't be able to decide. So, I'll go with something different. I really like Mike Cao's NPS tank. The tank is not huge, 65g 48"x18"x18" and 40g refugium. Filtration is ATB skimmer, ozone, Biopellets. AI SOL White on the refugium and just 2 PAR 38s on the display. He feeds a lot, of diffeent foods, using an automated, refrigerated dosing system and nutrient control is a nightmare on such as system.

    I like this tank because, the effort and skill required to keep such an NPS system running is mind-boggling. To keep something like this going, is the is as tough as it gets. The is livestock is magnificent and quite unique. Also, being NPS, the lighting can be more subdued and the combination of shadows and bright fluorescent corals is really just incredible. While it isn't the biggest, or most expensive system, it is the crown jewel of reefkeeping IMHO.

    From here:
    Reefkeeping Magazine - Tank of the Month

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  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    coldwater marine tank

    I am loving this... I am going to throw one of my favorites into the mix:

    It's a 3reefer's tank, coldwatermarineguy out in New Zealand. It is 300 gallons and he runs it cold with local inhabitants.

    coldwater marine tank
    • 300 gallons
    • temperature 57 - 59 degrees Fahrenheit
    • local fare with mostly jewel anemones (corallimorphs)

    Filtration:
    • Three Eheim canister filters plus an Eheim wet/dry

    Husbandry:
    • 10 gallon water change weekly, (using ocean water collected locally).


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    Great thread with tons of pics and videos here:
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/show-off-your-fish-tanks/check-out-my-coldwater-marine-tank-66600.html


    I love it because it is way outside the box and he has great success with old school filtration.
    matt
     
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  9. Atticus818

    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    Evolved, I straight up need a bigger system now. That is one crazy cool mix of fish.
     
  10. BoBo65

    BoBo65 Torch Coral

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    I remember this tank!!! wow yeah I forgot about this tank, I loved it!!
     
  11. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    There's tens of thousands worth of fish in that tank... Earlei pair, blue-striped tamarin, Johnsoni's, Bellae, etc...
     
  12. gcarroll

    gcarroll Zoanthid

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    Here it is, My favorite tank. The tank belongs to Stuart Bertram in England. Although many know him as the guy who introduced us to David Saxby's awesome aquarium on Youtube, he has my dream tank. The tank is 7.5' x 5' x 2.5'. The reason I love it is that it is one of the few tanks that give me the sense of being on a real reef. Many tanks seem to have oversized fish that just seem out of place. This tank is full of wrasses, anthias, and chromis. Exactly what you would see on an sps reef.

    Here is Stuart and his 750g reef
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    Here are some videos!

    December 2010 Tank720p - YouTube

    Here is a view from the back during feeding time

    Stuart's Bertram's tank from the back.mpg - YouTube

    For pics regarding the build of the tank
    Stuart Bertram New Tank Project | The Aquarium Solution
     
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