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Old 09/06/2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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September 2011 Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring the beautiful 400-gallon Mixed reef of Brad Blankenship (Mantis)



More details can be found here.

Congratulations, Brad!

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Old 09/06/2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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Awesome tank! Congrats Brad!


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Old 09/06/2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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Very nice setup Brad. I love the rimless tank and wave.. Beautiful clam, corals and fishes. Well deserving of TOTM.


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Old 09/07/2011, 06:53 AM   #4
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Looking good Brad, congrats!


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Old 09/07/2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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Absolutely beautiful tank! Congratulations Brad!


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Old 09/07/2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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Great tank! Would it be possible to post higher-resolution pictures of the full tank shots (of the aquarium in the entryway)? Something at least 1024x768 or larger? I'd love to see more detail!


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Old 09/07/2011, 08:02 AM   #7
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Amazing.. Just a quick question. In such a massive tank, do you see the clown goby? :P


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Old 09/07/2011, 08:29 AM   #8
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Awesome tank! I love how clean the look of the rimless tank is! Hope the best for you and that the long term success of this tank continues!


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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Great looking tank. Love you fish food receipe. Wondering just where you get your frozen food. That brand you refer to "Mantis" I don't believe I've seen. Thanks, Jerry.


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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Congratulations Brad! I have seen this tank in person (when i came to pick up the metal halide ballast) and I have to say it is AH-MAZING


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:38 AM   #11
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Congrats Brad! Great looking tank!


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:50 AM   #12
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Absolutely beautiful tank Brad, thanks for sharing with us and congrats!


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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Congratulations! That is pretty much my dream tank dimensions. I will also definitely be stealing your fake sand bed idea. Love that idea!


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Old 09/07/2011, 09:54 AM   #14
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Awesome dimensions! Planning my upgrade, and you've given me plenty of NEW ideas.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Old 09/07/2011, 10:12 AM   #15
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Congratulations, Brad! I always admired your system and hope to see it in person one of these days.

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Old 09/07/2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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Congrats Brad


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Old 09/07/2011, 10:55 AM   #17
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that is an awesome tank Brad!!! You nailed almost every aspect of my perfect dream tank.

congratulations on such an impressive set up.


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Old 09/07/2011, 11:51 AM   #18
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Congrats and any more pix of the yellow looking bta from your bta propagation tank picture? I've been looking for a lemondrop bta and your's seem pretty yellow too.


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Old 09/07/2011, 12:00 PM   #19
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Great looking tank!

Could you post your maintenance regiment and if you add any nutrients beyond what you have in the write-up?


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Old 09/07/2011, 12:50 PM   #20
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can't wait to read more! very nice.


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Old 09/07/2011, 03:15 PM   #21
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This tank is awesome! Congrats, very well deserved.


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Old 09/07/2011, 03:41 PM   #22
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Awesome tank! Congrats!


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Old 09/07/2011, 03:51 PM   #23
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Old 09/07/2011, 03:55 PM   #24
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I'm amazed with this tank. Especially the flow with the dual wave boxes. Wow... its almost scary to see the video with 400 gallons of water rocking back and forth like that. Nice tank.


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Old 09/07/2011, 04:45 PM   #25
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Congratulations Brad, tank looks even more amazing in person.


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