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Old 01/06/2008, 07:28 PM   #26
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oh man, i didnt know that a tank this good was local to me! when i was looking through this i kept thinking "dam those guys in CA have it good", then i saw the reference to TCMAS at the bottom and recognized the name!

cant wait to see this tank in person!


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Old 01/06/2008, 07:28 PM   #27
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That is the very best looking tank I have ever seen!

Truly inspirational aquascaping!

I will dream of this tank tonight!

Congratulations and thank you for sharing


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Old 01/06/2008, 07:29 PM   #28
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Congratulations Stan!
A well deserved honor indeed!


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Old 01/06/2008, 07:36 PM   #29
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awesome tank


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:00 PM   #30
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Stan your tank is just amazing. I am truly inspiered from your efforts and can fully appreciate your family's patients. The children are beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment!


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:37 PM   #31
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Wow! Leaves me almost speachless. I love your setup and its an inspiration to all of us. I can't wait to read your book and am looking forward to my upgrade more than ever! Congrats!


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:41 PM   #32
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Stan, beautiful tank still, well that is an understatement, but it was 2 years ago since I have seen it personally, and it is truly amazing! I remember standing near the right, just lost in the moment, then seeing a blue ray come out (do you still have it?) and I think I had a tear, because nature is trully recreated with your work!

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Old 01/06/2008, 08:41 PM   #33
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that is one heck of a tank. amazing! I just want to know what the electric bill is on that thing. 14 halides. wow!


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Old 01/06/2008, 09:00 PM   #34
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Yes i am also interested in how many Kilowatt hours your system uses per month, i have been pondering a large setup for a while now, but have no idea what the running power cost would be on one of these guys. Absolutely inspirational and beautiful tank. That skimmer is on some major steroids.


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Old 01/06/2008, 09:52 PM   #35
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Holly *^#$ nice tank.....and a 2400 sq foot addition to house it...ummm did you mention that you did not have alot of money?? hehe.


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Old 01/06/2008, 10:06 PM   #36
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When I think of what type of tank I'd like to keep when I settle down in the house of my dreams... That's the tank that pops into my mind. It's so gorgeous and the ratio of coral types works perfectly. I've never even seen Snowcap Clownfish! That's incredible!


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Old 01/06/2008, 10:55 PM   #37
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Great looking as usual Stan. Congrats!


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Old 01/07/2008, 01:06 AM   #38
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Absolutely stunning! Would you be so kind to post (or pm) power consumption information? Thanks, Dan


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:12 AM   #39
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About time Stan! The Jewel tang looks beautiful in the tank! how has his temperament been??


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:27 AM   #40
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Is that the same dark hybrid looking tang that was for sale at Live Aquaria for a month or so a while back? And I also see that big red carpet. Was that the one for $800? There was a post on RC about it and maybe this is where it went. Just curious if you are a LA client.


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Old 01/07/2008, 06:18 AM   #41
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Great tank, very nice. What are you using for circulation? I see a sea swirl with penductor that is the same setup I have on my tank, scaled down of course, is this all you are using, Thanks And you've done a great job.


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Old 01/07/2008, 06:46 AM   #42
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Stan,

Could you speak more about the heat exchanger you are using? Do you have any recommendations as far as model's or what to look for? Did you have to make any modifications to get it to work for this application? When do you think this is a better choice than using a chiller? I haven't heard of this approach to cooling a tank before.


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Old 01/07/2008, 07:06 AM   #43
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Wasn't this the reek tank that hand a stingray in it or two, what happened to them ?
by the way amazing tank.


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Old 01/07/2008, 07:48 AM   #44
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Absolutely gogeous. I can only imagine what is financially invested in a tank that size.


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Old 01/07/2008, 08:22 AM   #45
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Beautiful tank!!! Looks like something you'd see at the Aquarium. Maybe you should think about charging admission.. kidding.

I'm also interested in your power demand. Any idea of your monthly consumption?


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:00 AM   #46
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Well we knew it would happen one day! Congrats on the TOTM. And good luck on the book. I think there is a strong need for better books. Every time I pick up a reef keeping related book, it always seems to be way out-of-date.


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:19 AM   #47
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Stunning Tank. Shows just how far this hobby has come..and why i am starting to call this a Lifestyle. To create and maintain something this beautiful requires a lifestyle to match. Well done. Any chance of a few vids.


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Old 01/07/2008, 09:31 AM   #48
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let me pick my jaw up to say that is an amazing tank. i respect the real hobbyist who rock jean shorts and sponge bob t-shirts. what kind of pump do you put on a skimmer that big, the froth is insane?!!?


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Old 01/07/2008, 10:01 AM   #49
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I notice he used "Great stuff" to help build the aquascape. Is this stuff salt water safe, or does it need some sort of coating? Can any one help please.


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Old 01/07/2008, 10:13 AM   #50
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WOW. Just WOW.


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