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Old 10/07/2007, 02:23 PM
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Paul,

You are a very mean person. How dare you make me feel this jealous!!!! I can only sit here and stare at pictures of your tank wishing it was in my den.

Thanks for my newest case of depression.




PS

AWESOME TANK!
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Old 10/07/2007, 02:44 PM
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Very nice. Let me know when you find that secret to getting ricordia to thrive.


Do you zoos do very well, as far as growth of the colony size?
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Old 10/07/2007, 03:07 PM
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Steve,

Yes they do great. Both at the base of the pillars and at the top back of the tank (a few that were on old rock from my 225g tank made it back there).

Ricordia though....not a chance. I just dont get it.

Oh well....

P.
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Old 10/07/2007, 08:20 PM
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Stunning!

Congradulations on a superb job from start to finish. If you wish to frag that out-of-control (!) puple polyped Montipora just let me know and we'll make contact !!!!
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Old 10/07/2007, 08:56 PM
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Congrats on TOTM. Beautiful tank! i love it.
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Old 10/07/2007, 11:42 PM
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Great write up, Paul. I was reading through here and thought, 'man, he should post up a link to a video', and there it was.

Congratulations! There are many of us who try to follow your example.

Now, get with that bar and lounge chairs!
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Old 10/08/2007, 09:33 AM
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Wow!!! I really love the pillars, very life like!!! And the fish sellection is wonderful.

How high do you have your T5's from your water?
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Old 10/08/2007, 10:07 AM
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the lights sit about 6 inches above the water
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Old 10/08/2007, 10:33 AM
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ALL T5s? WoW
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Old 10/08/2007, 10:52 AM
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absolutely stunning tank Paul. congrats on a much deserved TOTM.

someday i'll have the resources to setup a tank like that...someday.
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Old 10/08/2007, 12:17 PM
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Beautiful...amazing t-5 tank.... a question about your fish room... you have a diagram of a frag and sump room and a pic of another room.. do you have both areas dedicated to this tank??
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Old 10/08/2007, 12:20 PM
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The diagram was for me to figure the layout. Its a schematic of how I would do it in an ideal world.....with time that changed and i used larger barrels instead of tanks....but the flow through the systems is still the same.

I will be adding a frag tank and a water make up barrel to the "fish room' soon.
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Old 10/08/2007, 12:26 PM
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I see run a reactor and dont run a phos remover. do you attribute the lack of po4 to the chaeto/ refugia ?? and how deep is the sand bed... Im setting up a 240 and im interrogating everyone
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Old 10/09/2007, 07:37 AM
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Absolutely fantastic tank Paul, congratulations.
I Am very happy because your beautiful tank use for lighting T5, like me, in my tank.
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Old 10/09/2007, 08:16 AM
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Hi Paul,

Very nice setup you have. I have a few questions if I may:

1. What kind of sand bed do you run in the display tank? What is the depth?

2. What are you practices with new fish additions as far as introduction and quarantine procedures?

Thanks,
Ron
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Old 10/09/2007, 09:34 AM
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WOW .... just WOW
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Old 10/09/2007, 11:46 AM
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Awesome tank, Paul. Congratulations on being named TOTM. The award is well deserved.

I see you have two anemones in your reef. What are your experiences with them?
Do you have a strategy to keep them from "wandering" or splitting or even growing out of control?
Do you have them isolated from the rest of your reef?
And, do you find that any of your SPS or other corals can compete with the anemones?
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Old 10/09/2007, 04:22 PM
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Wonderful tank!

I am also interested in your choices on the sandbed.
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Old 10/09/2007, 06:13 PM
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yes, more sandbed info please. did you let it mature before livestock went into the tank? sand sizes? how did you seed it? do/did you feed it?

Carl
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Old 10/09/2007, 06:19 PM
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I saw you reference your old 225g tank, but never saw how many gallons this display tank is.
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Old 10/09/2007, 06:31 PM
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It's a 600 gallon tank with a total of approximately 800 gallons including sump/refugium.
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Old 10/09/2007, 07:09 PM
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Hey MR, thanks!
The tank has certainly come a long way from when you saw it last year.

This was where it was at a year ago....half T5 and half MH (MH at back).





Wow Paul! Im impressed! You should be proud of what you have done. The picture before and now gives everyone so much inspiration. I love the depth of this tank. It brings out the aquascape and looks very natural. Keep up the good work!
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Old 10/09/2007, 08:22 PM
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Thumbs up

May the doubter’s be enlightened… Great example of what T5’s can do! I agree that glitter lines are spectacular, but I think you have just reconfirmed that a beautiful SPS dominated tank can look awesome without the use of halides.
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Old 10/09/2007, 08:51 PM
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Very Nice..
Love all the caps............
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Old 10/09/2007, 10:09 PM
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Thanks Mike....

Now if I can just get my trigger to keep from flipping sand, and my clowns as well....I may have a tank as crystal clear as yours.

I really loved the pictures you had in your article. I was very jealous.

Paul.
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