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Chihuahua6 12/03/2007 12:54 PM

Anyone have a large softie tank, 150+ gal?
I am planning my tank that will be 265-300gals. I will have only softies. I am choosing only 6-10 species of softies and allowing them to form large colonies for a natural look. It seems that all of the large tank folks have sps. I frequent the large reef forum often and I think only one or two had a soft coral dominated tank. I am hoping to see some more pics here so if you have a tank like this please post your pics.

whatcaneyedo 12/03/2007 01:06 PM

A friend of mine has just started a 230 gal soft coral tank. He has some toadstools, colts, sinularia, anthelia, xenia and various polyps/zoos and will probably get some mushrooms as well. The only issue I can see him having is a tank that is dominated with the colour pink.

MarkusII 12/12/2007 12:22 AM

Hallo Amanda,

not a soft corals tank only but a mixture of everything but dominated by soft corals, gorgonians, mushrooms...

[url=]my 253 Gallon tank[/URL]



Chihuahua6 12/12/2007 11:50 AM

Thanks Markus. I have seen your tank thread. It's beautiful. I like the large colonies you have. That's what I plan to do, let them grow out into masses. It looks nicer than a tiny piece of this and that imho. What is the large piece in the center top of the tank?

MarkusII 12/15/2007 06:15 AM

Hello Amanda,


thats a Nepthea - one of my first corals I got from a colleague. Over 5 years old.
I frequently give away frags of it.

I have a colleague who has a 66g tank (250x130x70cm) thats mainly larg colonies of xenia and Entacmea quadricolors and one really very large soft coral (more than 50cm in diameter only) and several bigger fish - it looks great.



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