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Old 04/29/2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - May '06

This month we are featuring Tom Obrecht's beautiful reef aquarium:

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

Congratulations, Tom!

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Old 05/06/2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Congrats Tom!!! Beautiful system!!


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Old 05/06/2006, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hey Tom, thanks for showing us what a great softy tank can look like.


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Old 05/06/2006, 07:47 AM   #4
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Love the tank and congrats! I like what you do about your heavy bioload. I love alot of fish as well.

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Old 05/06/2006, 07:51 AM   #5
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That is one beautiful tank you have there. Love the soft corals and all the fish!


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Old 05/06/2006, 08:02 AM   #6
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Great looking setup.


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Old 05/06/2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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Old 05/06/2006, 08:16 AM   #8
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Congrats!!! It good to see a tank without all of those sticks in it...


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Old 05/06/2006, 08:38 AM   #9
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I knew that was tank of the month the first time I saw it in one of your threads! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Old 05/06/2006, 08:40 AM   #10
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Awesome set up!

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Old 05/06/2006, 08:44 AM   #11
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Very very nice!

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Old 05/06/2006, 09:12 AM   #12
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I've also loved this tank since the first time I saw it! Beautiful!

This space for rent.

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Old 05/06/2006, 10:16 AM   #13
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Georgous tank! I didn't realize it was so large first looking at the picture. The anthia's are beautiful.

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Old 05/06/2006, 10:29 AM   #14
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Sweet tank!

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Old 05/06/2006, 10:58 AM   #15
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Pseudanthias bimaculatus

Congratulations on tank of the Month Tom I really enjoyed reading about you assortment Of Anthias I am a big fan of them I have a small school of Disbar Anthias. Is it posible to add some Pseudanthias bimaculatus to a Tank with the Disbar's in there or would the bimaculatus be to aggresive?
Thanks for any advice and great Tank Tom....

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Old 05/06/2006, 11:18 AM   #16
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Congratulations on your well deserved TOTM recognition. You have a beautiful softie tank and setup.


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Old 05/06/2006, 12:46 PM   #17
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Congrats on a very nice tank, on the subject of the overflows, do you just have the blukheads with strainers or do you have an elbow on the inside of the aquarium? I would like some more details on how you have the drains set up, and positives or negatives of doing it that way.

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Old 05/06/2006, 01:00 PM   #18
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Stunning tank! Love the fish and coral combo and I believe in feeding the fish heavily myself. I can see that your fish are very healthy looking especially the 8 year old tangs.

I have a question about coral feeding. You have gotten alot of great growth and was wondering if you feed the corals at all? My softies don't seem to grow fast at all(except the xenia) and was wondering if I feed them enough?

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Old 05/06/2006, 01:10 PM   #19
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I usually don't like softie tanks but yours is amazing. Really beautiful job on it! Congrats!!!

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Old 05/06/2006, 01:51 PM   #20
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Thanks for sharing your tank Tom! It's nice to see a tank to strive for. I too am thinking onlong the same lines!

Thanks again!


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Old 05/06/2006, 02:03 PM   #21
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Beautiful softy tank, I knew they were out there somewhere!

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Old 05/06/2006, 09:10 PM   #22
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I must say this is by far the best looking tank I've ever seen. I love the wood work and how it matches the kitchen...

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Old 05/06/2006, 09:57 PM   #23
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tank of the month

very nice, thanks
what type/colour of carpet do you have please doesn't it eat fish?
I used to have great looking brarium (green feather like also known as corky fingers) but lately they are all in , any advise
again sweet tank congrats

180 gallon in wall reef , sump, 30 fuge, 1400 etss skimmer , , r/o di , calcium reactor, 1/4 chiller,
3 x 400 watt mh , , 48" Hagan Glo t5 2 x 54 watt, Geismen actinics,
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Tom is definately making Nebraska proud.

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Old 05/06/2006, 10:28 PM   #25
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I really enjoyed reading your wright-up and seeing your tank. Congrats on TOTM.

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