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Old 12/04/2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - December 2007

This month we are featuring Kai Leung Chan's (fastfish) beautiful reef aquarium:

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

Congratulations, Ray!

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Old 12/06/2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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This has got to be one of the most beautiful tanks i have ever seen! The colors of the corals and fish is just outstanding. Just how do you do it???

The fish look so very healthy, and the choice of fish also blends well with the amazing colors of the corals.

Any chance of posting a vid of your tank? I would love to see the movement os the inhabitants.

Well done.

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Old 12/06/2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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Amazing tank !!! Just wondering if PO4 informed is correct (>0,3). Isn´t it > 0,03 ?


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Old 12/06/2007, 11:13 AM   #4
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Thank you for sharing your tank. Absolutely amazing tank and system.

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Old 12/06/2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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OMG, that has to be one of the most colorful (and beautiful) tanks that I have ever seen! Very nice choice for TOTM!

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 12/06/2007, 11:33 AM   #6
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Beautiful tank Ray!!

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Old 12/06/2007, 11:49 AM   #7
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Very nice setup fastfish

Congratulations.....well deserved


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Old 12/06/2007, 12:13 PM   #8
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AWESOME tank there fastfish!

Quick question? can you give us a brief description on how your water flows in and out of the tank, sump and prop? i like the way the prop is above the sump like to mimic that.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 12/06/2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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Nice work

1 question. "Additional chemical filtration is provided by a Deltec FR509 fluidized reactor (photo right). The reactor is filled with 1 liter of RowaPhos and is fed by a MaxiJet 1200. This helps to ensure a low PO4 level, which typically runs below 0.3. "

.3? Many people would consider this reading extremely high on the Hanna meter. Obviously you aren't having browning problems. A lot of people I know with great looking sps tanks believe that po4 needs to be under .05 on the Hanna. Any opinion?


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Old 12/06/2007, 12:19 PM   #10
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Congratulations on being selected TOTM on RC.
Now you've hit the big time. You have an awesome tank and set-up. A well deserved recognition. Congratulations again!!

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Old 12/06/2007, 12:32 PM   #11
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A magnificent reef!!!

I admire the dedication and consistency you put into maintaining your reef at the highest level.

Good job!

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Old 12/06/2007, 12:47 PM   #12
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No trees were harmed in the creation of this post, though a significant number of electrons may have been inconvenienced.

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Old 12/06/2007, 01:02 PM   #13
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Spectacular Tank. Awesome selection fish too.


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Old 12/06/2007, 02:00 PM   #14
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I have been waiting to see you as TOTM!!! Congrats!!! Well deserved! Beautiful piece of ocean!


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Old 12/06/2007, 02:11 PM   #15
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Amazing tank!


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Old 12/06/2007, 03:12 PM   #16
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Fantastic tank! The colors are amazing. You're an Artist! Do you have a build thread? I'm wondering how much the tank weighs empty, and how you managed to get it into place.

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Old 12/06/2007, 03:13 PM   #17
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I'm speechless how do you do that? very nice display of true reef tank.

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Old 12/06/2007, 03:29 PM   #18
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Incredibly gorgeous with magnificent colors. I would love to ask if your angelfish are reef behaved? Do you have any LPS in that tank for the angels to nip at? Congratulations on being norminated and the honor is well deserved.

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Old 12/06/2007, 03:48 PM   #19
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Beautiful color and placement. Eye for detail, thanks for letting us see your hard work. BEAUTIFUL !

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Old 12/06/2007, 04:34 PM   #20
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Fastfish, I only wish you could have submitted a few more images

Beautiful tank, congratulations. I really like how your canopy folds toward the tank so that you don't see any gaps. I have to read the rest of your article now.

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Old 12/06/2007, 05:50 PM   #21
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Truly an inspiration to us all!

Question: What is your estimate for hours/week spent on maintenance, and what do you plan on doing when growth becomes excessive?

Thanks for sharing such a spectacular tank!


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Old 12/06/2007, 06:51 PM   #22
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Congratulations. This is one of the best SPS tank I ever seen. You have a good choice of fish as well.

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Old 12/06/2007, 06:53 PM   #23
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Absolutely stunning tank! Congratulations and great job! What an achievement to have a dream like this come true. You obviously spend a large amount of time caring for your tank and it shows. Your choice of fish are a great compliment to your corals.

Congrats, again

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Old 12/06/2007, 06:57 PM   #24
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BTW. How do you keep your acrylic tank from being scratched during maintenance?

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Old 12/06/2007, 06:58 PM   #25
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Good stuff, your corals look real happy,congrats!!

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