Jaw Dropping Tanks: What does an incredible reef tank look like to you?

What is your most favorite type of reef tank?

  • SPS dominated

    Votes: 231 21.1%
  • LPS dominated

    Votes: 78 7.1%
  • Soft Coral dominated

    Votes: 42 3.8%
  • Zoa dominated

    Votes: 21 1.9%
  • Mixed Reef

    Votes: 682 62.3%
  • Fish focused

    Votes: 22 2.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 19 1.7%

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Kayden Hutchings

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I would love to see that, do you have a link?
Here is his 100 gallon tank. If you click on his profile the first three he posted is his 45
 

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Honestly I just LOVE a box of water, does not matter the coral type. Xenia dominate systems are stunning to me. I really like Gorgonian tanks with softies or nps.
 

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Easy - A mature one that is self sustaining ecosystem with all types of organism living on the liverock, perfect balance of fish, placement of corals, and minimum rockscape.
 

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I like me an LPS/softie tank personally.

Most everyone has seen this tank. It’s probably one of my all time favorites. It has a great sense of depth and the colors and textures are coordinated well.
I don’t think some of the corals are very realistic to keep long term though. It also applies the most basic of aquascaping techniques.
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Note that the great sense of depth is helped by the 4 feet of depth in this tank!
 

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Note that the great sense of depth is helped by the 4 feet of depth in this tank!
The tank is 1,100 x 1,000 x 550 (mm)
So 3.6ft x 3.2ft x 1.8ft tall.
I agree with the great sense of depth comment!
So much easier with a deeper tank!!! To me this tank looks much larger than it really is!!! And the aquascape has a lot to do with that!! That would have been a lot harder to achieve without that 3 plus feet of depth!
 

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I prefer mixed reefs, but do like SPS, LPS, softie dominant too - invert tanks and FO / FOWLR are cool too - this is absolutely one of my favorite jaw droppers - I wish he would update more often

 
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A well-colored acros tank gets my vote. Maybe its my very high flow but have difficulty keeping acan gardens with my sps dominant tank
 

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mixed for me.
and while I can appreciate SPS dominated tanks they aren't my cup of coffee (tea?) for my build.
I like to see a lot of movement with the flow.
I feel the same way and that's why I am making my 600g a mixed reef :)
 

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To me I like the asthetic of a grown in tank with a mix of colors and textures. Not nessarily just textures of a mixed reef just variety (toadstool, leather, and zoas together for example) even if I was doing mainly a zoa garden for example id have to toss in something wavy and something with tall growth. I prefer depth or layers to rockwork where you can look into or behind structures and see different things but I've also seen some great reefs that weren't done this way.
 
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I love aggressive tanks the most, but reef tank wise soft corals do it for me. I like a lot of lps to though.

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Is your current reef tank the BEST reef aquarium you've ever had?

  • Yes

    Votes: 339 70.8%
  • No

    Votes: 104 21.7%
  • It's a tie

    Votes: 16 3.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 20 4.2%

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