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Old 01/02/2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month- January 2010

This month we are featuring the beautiful 160-gallon SPS-dominated reef aquarium of Ferdinando D'Amora's (Nando-Italy).



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Old 01/02/2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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You have a beautiful system... those Acro colonies are insane! Go Italy!


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Old 01/02/2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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Congratulation. Mr. Ferdinando.
Your tank is truly amazing.
One of the best!


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Old 01/02/2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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Congrats !
Amazing tank


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Old 01/02/2010, 10:48 PM   #5
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Congratulations. It's wonderful.


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Old 01/03/2010, 08:39 AM   #6
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Congrats on TOTM.
Your tank is an inspiration.


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Old 01/03/2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Outstanding. An inspiration. I look forward to reading about your system.


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Old 01/03/2010, 09:44 AM   #8
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Ferdinando, what great looking tank! It is very inspiring how someone can make their tank look so much like the real thing!


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Old 01/03/2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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complimenti Ferdinando! Vedi, anche noi italiani possiamo fare :-)

Looks amazing!


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Old 01/03/2010, 10:30 AM   #10
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You have a beautiful system... those Acro colonies are insane! Go Italy!

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Congrats !
Amazing tank
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Outstanding. An inspiration. I look forward to reading about your system.
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Ferdinando, what great looking tank! It is very inspiring how someone can make their tank look so much like the real thing!
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complimenti Ferdinando! Vedi, anche noi italiani possiamo fare :-)

Looks amazing!
grazie!....... paesano.

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Congratulation. Mr. Ferdinando.
Your tank is truly amazing.
One of the best!
Many thanks !.............. make me very happy compliments made by you


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Old 01/03/2010, 10:35 AM   #11
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Fantastic job! Congratulations!

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Old 01/03/2010, 10:40 AM   #12
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Very beautiful system with amazing coral growth. Good work! One question for you. I see you have an obligate corallivore in your tank, but you also have a large amount of very dense coral growth. I was wondering if you ever see any significant damage to your corals from your filefish? Or is there enough coral in that tank to keep him full and happy that the damage gets spread around? Thanks!


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Old 01/03/2010, 10:49 AM   #13
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Very beautiful system with amazing coral growth. Good work! One question for you. I see you have an obligate corallivore in your tank, but you also have a large amount of very dense coral growth. I was wondering if you ever see any significant damage to your corals from your filefish? Or is there enough coral in that tank to keep him full and happy that the damage gets spread around? Thanks!
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the oxymonacanthus longirostris has never created major damage corals ............... maybe because he has plenty of food available


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Old 01/03/2010, 10:51 AM   #14
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beautiful sps, I hope I can do something like this one day


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Old 01/03/2010, 11:00 AM   #15
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!

Your tank is the exact same dimensions as mine and I must say it is incredible!

I think this tank qualifies as the best TOTM of all time! Seriously!


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Old 01/03/2010, 11:36 AM   #16
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Congratulations from Panama !!
beautiful tank.

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Old 01/03/2010, 11:58 AM   #17
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Congratulations.How did you get away with not needing a center brace on that tank?My tank is also 180 cm long but has a 40 cm wide glass brace in the middle..which I can't stand.


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Old 01/03/2010, 12:18 PM   #18
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Amazing tank Sir!
Very well done!


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Old 01/03/2010, 12:26 PM   #19
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What a beautiful tank. Really nice job. Congrats.


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Old 01/03/2010, 01:21 PM   #20
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Congratulations from Brazil

Awesome tank, a real inspiration for the hole hobby

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Old 01/03/2010, 01:55 PM   #21
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ma vieniiiiiiiii!!!!!!


italians do it better......


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Old 01/03/2010, 02:50 PM   #22
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Congrats Nando, one of the best tanks IMO.


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Old 01/03/2010, 06:26 PM   #23
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Truly amazing tank. Beautiful coral garden.
Your tank is fully packed with nice colorful corals. How do you handle a over-crowded tank? I don't see them sting each other, nor do I see pale color at the root area. How do you achieve it?


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Old 01/03/2010, 09:14 PM   #24
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Bravo Ferdinando

Il tuo acquario e' stupendo! Complimenti!
Una domanda per te: quando aggiungi il potassio, misuri i livelli di potassio nell'aquario usando un test kit? Usi una marca preferita?

Grazie!


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Old 01/03/2010, 09:26 PM   #25
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Ferdinando, tanks like yours inspire me to do my best to keep fantastic tanks! Your tank is simply amazing! You truly do deserve this TOTM! I hope one day I can have a tank like this in my home


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