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Old 01/28/2006, 04:08 PM
Skipper Skipper is offline
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Tank of the Month - February '06

This month we are featuring Pieter van Suijlekom's beautiful reef aquarium:

More details can be found here or by clicking on the picture above.

Congratulations, Pieter!

PLEASE NOTE: Pieter does not speak English and will most likely not be responding to questions in this thread.

If you'd like to nominate a tank
for Tank of the Month, click here
or use the button to the right.

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Old 02/05/2006, 06:08 PM
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Pieter, congratulations!
Old 02/05/2006, 06:10 PM
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As I cannot edit my own posts: Pieter does READ English, but indeed I'm afraid he would most likely not respond to questions. I'll try to do my best and answer some every now and then.

I don't know the tank that well, but I have seen it in person a few times.
Old 02/05/2006, 06:11 PM
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Wow!!!!!!!! What does one say about this tank? This is the most gourgous tank I have ever seen. What an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for sharing
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Old 02/05/2006, 06:12 PM
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Absolutely stunning!!!
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Old 02/05/2006, 06:28 PM
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No offense to previous winners or anyone with a reef, but that tank should be tank of the month every month! AWESOME!
Old 02/05/2006, 06:28 PM
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A very very impressive tank and setup.
Pieter, Congrats.

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Old 02/05/2006, 06:35 PM
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That tank of the month is THE SIC - EST thing I've ever seen. I've never seen a tank so cool. I'd love to see a fish only set up like that. What do you do for a living? You must be a millionaire, no doubt.
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Old 02/05/2006, 07:07 PM
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Gelukwensen! Zeer mooi! Een welk verbazend aquarium; dank voor het delen.
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Old 02/05/2006, 07:19 PM
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All I can say is, WOW!!!!

That is a beautiful and unique tank!!
Old 02/05/2006, 07:37 PM
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I'm in awe.............
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Old 02/05/2006, 07:58 PM
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HOLY $HIT, first words out of my and the wife's mouth!

Never in my life have I see anything as nice as that, not even in aquariums. As close to the wild as you can get without getting wet.
Old 02/05/2006, 08:01 PM
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Everything is INSANE!!! No words can explain how beautiful your tank is! Congrats Pieter!
Old 02/05/2006, 08:06 PM
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Waoooooo AMAZING
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Thanks to present to us your amazing tank
Old 02/05/2006, 08:19 PM
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That is an amazing tank, truly a vision and an incredible feat you have accomplished that is beyond words.
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Old 02/05/2006, 08:22 PM
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This is the most beautiful tank I have seen ever. This is getting scary, the overseas tanks are starting to put us Americans to shame. I especially like the length of this tank..... most people who starting getting this big make their tanks too tall and deep instead of using length.
Old 02/05/2006, 08:26 PM
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I can not come up with words to describe what I'm feeling after seeing that tank, so I wont.

The only downsides with that tank is 1) its almost impossible to get a good picture of the whole thing because its so big!
2) I do have the space to build one of similar size... but unfortunately not the ability
Old 02/05/2006, 08:35 PM
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that is absoutly amazing! Very beautiful!

any pics of the seahorse tank?
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Old 02/05/2006, 08:36 PM
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Ik ben ademloos. Dit is een ongelofelijke tank. Ik denk dat het goeder is dan de tanks die ik aan de Chicago heb gezien aquarium Shedd. Bovendien beter dan de tanks aan de tanks aan het Texas Staatsaquarium in Corpus Christi. Ik denk dat het de mooiste tank is die ik gezien heb. Ik zou zeggen, uw doel is ontmoet worden.

Ik gebruikte een vrije translater. Ik hoop dat het begrijpelijk is.

I am breathless. This is an unbelievable tank. I think it is better than the tanks I have seen at the Chicago Shedd aquarium and the tanks at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. I think it is the most beautiful tank I have seen. I would say, your goal has been met.

I used a free translater, I hope it is understandable.

Old 02/05/2006, 08:47 PM
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That's without a doubt the coolest tank I've ever seen. WOW

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Old 02/05/2006, 09:03 PM
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Very very nice, to say the least!!
Old 02/05/2006, 09:08 PM
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I guess it was only a matter of time before it appeared here. A BEAUTIFUL tank, and all the effort that goes into it deserves 3 big thumbs up!
Old 02/05/2006, 09:20 PM
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Seriously, what can you say? I just finished my weekely water change on my 50 gal uniquarium. I can't even imagine having that tank. beautifuly, absolutely beautiful.

I love the chairs/seating area. that is my dream. who needs a big Plasma tv.

Old 02/05/2006, 09:31 PM
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The inward curve of the glass REALLY sets it off.....
not to mention the incredible corals, fish, equipment.

That tank must take true dedication to keep it looking great...Keep it up!
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Old 02/05/2006, 09:42 PM
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Pieter !!
My congratulations from Panama (Central America) imagine yr tanks is 10 times bigger than mine. I am very impressed with yr aquarium , absolutely beautiful !!!

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