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Old 05/30/2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - June '05

This month we are featuring Marshal Smethers' (CAReefer) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Marshal!


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Old 06/04/2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if Marshal will see this, but Spectrapure now has a "PTD valve" to fix the "reduce TDS creep through the feed line" problem. Here is the link http://www.spectrapure.com/manuals/PTD_O&M_00.pdf

I am anxious about installing it.

Incredible tank by the way!!!


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Old 06/04/2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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what a lovely tank you have there marshal, grats guy
i'm planning to have the same dims on my new tank

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Old 06/04/2005, 12:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for that link Brian, I will look into it.


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Old 06/04/2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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Marshal, what kind of salt do you use...I'm just curious.


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Old 06/04/2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Congratulations there Marshall, beautiful set-up.

Great job on the presentation also, Skip is a great guy to work with isn't he.........

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Old 06/04/2005, 01:12 PM   #7
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Thanks all. Brian, I have been using Reef Crystals since day 1. I have used a little Oceanic while waiting for RC at the LFS. But experienced an algae bloom.


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Old 06/04/2005, 01:34 PM   #8
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just wondering.
what is your ph?


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Old 06/04/2005, 01:37 PM   #9
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A beautiful tank and thank you for the lovely layout and history of your current and past experiences.


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Old 06/04/2005, 01:58 PM   #10
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hindsight

What would you have not done if you redid this tank?


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Old 06/04/2005, 03:30 PM   #11
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Marshal, nice tank. I was just in Paso last week. Is keeping the tank cool an issue like us Central Valley folks? I noticed that it really makes a difference where you live in Paso as far as temp goes.


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Old 06/04/2005, 03:55 PM   #12
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Wow...beautiful tank! Congratulations on a job well done.


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Old 06/04/2005, 04:10 PM   #13
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Congratulations great looking tank.


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Old 06/04/2005, 06:01 PM   #14
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ditto, and thats an awesome derasa clam!


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Old 06/04/2005, 06:21 PM   #15
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Thanks all for the wonderful comments. I have just a minute so I will blast through the questions. I will be back tommorrow for any follow up if necessary.

Phenix,- ph runs from 7.95 at night to 8.2 and end of photo period.

gwrlzmylife,- I will get into this one tommorrow.

TacoCat,- Yes temps get to be an issue. Just now climbing to 82+ in the late afternoon. Few mods in the works.


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Old 06/04/2005, 08:31 PM   #16
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Congratulations! Very nice tank.

I read your website just a few days ago and surprisingly, you are tank of the month now.


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Old 06/04/2005, 08:33 PM   #17
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Beautiful tank! Congrats on tank of the month. Very deserving.

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Old 06/04/2005, 08:35 PM   #18
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Congratulations, that may be the size of my next tank, I have a 125g and would love to have that extra depth, it's also good to see a gorgeous SPS tank with fish in the tank.


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Old 06/04/2005, 08:44 PM   #19
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Great looking tank Marshal. Just wondering if you had any more info on modifying your Euroreef CS CS12-2? I have been considering do that to mine.

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Old 06/04/2005, 08:48 PM   #20
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Very nice. Congrats on having the tank of the month.


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Old 06/04/2005, 09:36 PM   #21
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Great tank. Very nice aquascape and corals. Congrats on being featured.


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Old 06/04/2005, 09:58 PM   #22
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Great tank!! I'm wondering where you get the magnesium pro korallin reactor media from?


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Old 06/04/2005, 10:38 PM   #23
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i'm lovin it.......well planned and executed....


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Old 06/04/2005, 11:02 PM   #24
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Congratulations! Beautiful tank.

Can you comment on your substrate? What material, how deep, and what cleaning, if any do you do?


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Old 06/04/2005, 11:52 PM   #25
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never seen a monti grown so........ big congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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