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Old 02/01/2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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February's Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring the beautiful 180-gallon mixed reef aquarium of Mark Poletti from Sacramento, California.



More details can be found here.

Congratulations, Mark!

Also check out the new Reefkeeping blog


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Old 02/01/2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Congrats Mark! You truly deserve it!


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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Once again Congrats Mark!!!


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:30 AM   #4
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Sweet photos Mark! Congrats.


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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Awesome!

Congrats Mark. This has been a long time coming and well deserved to say the least!

Good Job Buddy!


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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Congrats Mark! That is a beautiful tank.


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Old 02/01/2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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Great job!


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Old 02/01/2010, 12:57 PM   #8
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Congrats buddy!


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Old 02/01/2010, 02:49 PM   #9
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Thank You everyone for the kind words. I think Brian did a great job working on it, but I kept asking him if he wanted more pictures At least I was finally able to get used to my camera.


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Old 02/01/2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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Congrats Mark.

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Old 02/01/2010, 05:27 PM   #11
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Shes a beauty Mark!!

Is those orange fish salt water fish???........how about the blue and yellow one, is that a saltwater fish too..........

Congrats, and great job on the tank!!


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Old 02/01/2010, 06:55 PM   #12
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Congrats Mark... I've always admired your tank!! Well done!


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Old 02/01/2010, 07:53 PM   #13
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congrats mark, well deserved


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Old 02/01/2010, 07:57 PM   #14
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That is one Great Tank!! Makes me miss my old 180g.


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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Congrats Mark! You have an amazing setup!


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Old 02/01/2010, 09:37 PM   #16
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very nice tank! great to see a local recognized!


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Old 02/02/2010, 12:39 AM   #17
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Hey Mark congratulations on TOTM! Sweet reef and spectacular photos. I knew I'd see you here sooner or later. A well deserved honor for one of my favorite tanks!


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Old 02/02/2010, 12:48 AM   #18
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Wow Mark,

It's about time is all I've got to say!~ Very well done and very well deserved friend!!!

I look forward to getting to know you better and getting my goodies tomorrow!


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Old 02/02/2010, 01:57 AM   #19
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Congratulations on TOTM!!

You got a beautiful colorful tank!! Love everything about your mixed reef !! Well deserved for sure!!


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Old 02/02/2010, 02:56 AM   #20
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Great looking tank! Congrats!


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Old 02/02/2010, 03:56 AM   #21
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Mint tank

Your tank looks great keep it up x


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Old 02/02/2010, 06:25 AM   #22
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Is those orange fish salt water fish???........how about the blue and yellow one, is that a saltwater fish too..........

That is still one of the greatest stories I have ever witnessed at a lfs, especially since they were in the same tank


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Old 02/02/2010, 06:26 AM   #23
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Hey Mark congratulations on TOTM! Sweet reef and spectacular photos. I knew I'd see you here sooner or later. A well deserved honor for one of my favorite tanks!
Thanks Greg, and this one is even in English


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Old 02/02/2010, 06:27 AM   #24
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Congrats Mark.

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Thanks Anthony. It was great having yoru family over a couple weeks back


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Congrats Mark... I've always admired your tank!! Well done!
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Old 02/02/2010, 06:29 AM   #25
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That is one Great Tank!! Makes me miss my old 180g.
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congrats mark, well deserved
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Congrats Mark! You have an amazing setup!
Thanks Sonny. Only a few more months...Ole, Ole Ole Ole, Ole, ole.....


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