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Old 10/05/2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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October 2010 Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring the beautiful 363 gallon SPS reef aquarium of Luca Girlando's (lucasabao).



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Congratulations, Luca!

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Old 10/05/2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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congratulations to my great friend!


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Old 10/05/2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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Old 10/05/2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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Tank looks great! Welcome to the club!


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Old 10/05/2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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Inspiring tank!!! Truly amazing colors and love the collection of fish you have there.

Have you had any issues with the Regal and Emperor Angel nipping corals/clams?

Congrats on the TOTM!


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Old 10/05/2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Inspiring tank!!! Truly amazing colors and love the collection of fish you have there.

Have you had any issues with the Regal and Emperor Angel nipping corals/clams?

Congrats on the TOTM!
no issues for the moment at all, thanks for compliments


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Old 10/05/2010, 04:23 PM   #7
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Old 10/05/2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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Looks great! Love the bird's nest.


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Old 10/05/2010, 08:47 PM   #9
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Very nice, congratulations on TOTM!


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Old 10/05/2010, 09:03 PM   #10
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Awesome success! Just curious, your water parameter of alkalinity shows 5.4-5.8 dKH?


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Old 10/05/2010, 09:44 PM   #11
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Very impressive and beautiful tank!!
Truley inspiring!


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Old 10/06/2010, 06:08 AM   #12
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Congratulations, what an awesome tank you have. Its the first big sps tank me see with just LED lighting. It shows they work and give very nice colour. How is the growth under the LED?


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Old 10/06/2010, 08:52 AM   #13
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Great looking reef. SPS is the direction I am going to go with my new 180. I have LED's on my current tank and have great growth on LPS. I am going the the same on the 180. I am incouraged with the growth you have with them.


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Old 10/06/2010, 09:50 AM   #14
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Well deserved TOTM!
Fantastic tank!
Congratulations Luca!!


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Old 10/06/2010, 10:24 AM   #15
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Your tank is beautiful!! Congratulations!


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Old 10/06/2010, 02:13 PM   #16
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Looks great! Love the bird's nest.
that was a little frag 16 months ago.....it has an incredible grow rate!!!
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Very nice, congratulations on TOTM!
thanks "collegue"


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Old 10/06/2010, 02:15 PM   #17
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Awesome success! Just curious, your water parameter of alkalinity shows 5.4-5.8 dKH?
thank you....yes, alkalinity is 5,4-5,8, why do you find it strange?


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Old 10/06/2010, 02:20 PM   #18
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Very impressive and beautiful tank!!
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Congratulations, what an awesome tank you have. Its the first big sps tank me see with just LED lighting. It shows they work and give very nice colour. How is the growth under the LED?
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Great looking reef. SPS is the direction I am going to go with my new 180. I have LED's on my current tank and have great growth on LPS. I am going the the same on the 180. I am incouraged with the growth you have with them.
thank you guys, in fact it was a gamble changing over to led (obviousy i've triied before a section of the tank) but i'm very satisfied with the results: the corals seem to like the light, polyp extention is great and the growing rate is very good.
Regarding the colors.....well, they are ok but i think there is a lot of work to do for me finding out the correct lenght and intensity of lighting in order to reach the same colors i used to have with MH


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Old 10/06/2010, 02:28 PM   #19
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Well deserved TOTM!
Fantastic tank!
Congratulations Luca!!
hehehe thank you alessandro
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Old 10/06/2010, 05:37 PM   #20
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Luca. Congratulations.
Another beautiful tank from Italy.

One question:
How old is this tank?
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thank you....yes, alkalinity is 5,4-5,8, why do you find it strange?
I just haven't seen that low dKH before. I'm running between 8-9 dKH in mine. I learned through a few good articles that the recommendation is between 7-11 dKH (2.5-4 meq/l). Aparently, you're doing everything right, so what are your thoughts on alkalinity levels when it comes to SPS success?


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Bravo Luca

Absolutely stunning.


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Old 10/07/2010, 07:09 AM   #23
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Beautiful tank and congratulations! Well deserved!


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I just haven't seen that low dKH before. I'm running between 8-9 dKH in mine. I learned through a few good articles that the recommendation is between 7-11 dKH (2.5-4 meq/l). Aparently, you're doing everything right, so what are your thoughts on alkalinity levels when it comes to SPS success?
He is running zeo which from my knowledge is best run with low alk levels.


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Old 10/07/2010, 09:31 AM   #24
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Beautiful! Do you have any pictures with the aquascaping? I am interested on how you positioned your powerheads. Amazing reef though!! Congrats!

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Old 10/07/2010, 01:10 PM   #25
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Spectacular! outstanding job indeed!! Congratulations Luca from Italy!!!


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