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Old 09/02/2006, 05:17 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - September '06

This month we are featuring Kip Peeler's (Kip) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Kip!






If you'd like to nominate a tank
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Old 09/06/2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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I love it, very nice!


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Old 09/06/2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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congrats on totm and well deserved, that is a sweet looking tank


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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Kip, I had no idea!! What a stunning tank, you totally earned this recognition.


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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Congrats. Beautiful tank. Well deserved.


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Kip, this recognition is long overdue, IMO. Your tank has been an inspiration to me for quite some time, and all your willingness to help me out and answer questions when I was converting my own tank to SPS is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations!!!


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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'preciate-it

all of that hard work hacking into RC and substituting my tank for the real tank of the month paid off

j/k

big thanks to skipper and the good folks at RC for being so kind to feature my reef.


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:41 PM   #8
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Congrats Kip definitely well deserved.


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Old 09/06/2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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Awesome tank Kip! I feel honored to have some of your coral in my tank.

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Old 09/06/2006, 07:11 PM   #10
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Wonderful tank, and great pictures.


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Old 09/06/2006, 07:26 PM   #11
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Totally gorgeous tank, I just wish I had the time and patience for something so beautiful.


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Old 09/06/2006, 07:42 PM   #12
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Congrats!! Great being able to see it every few weeks.


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Old 09/06/2006, 07:47 PM   #13
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Fantastic reef aquarium and beautiful pictures


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Old 09/06/2006, 07:49 PM   #14
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Congrats !!!...... KIP
Great looking tank man.
All that hard work pays off indeed, huh ?


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Old 09/06/2006, 08:29 PM   #15
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thanks folks!


hard work... nah.. i just have a company come in and do it all for me

wait... wake up!

yeah.. there have been many a frustating moment, but having my hand in everything that was done is a bit gratifying.

going round and round over lighting wasnt fun

and to update... i quickly went from the 250wXM10ks to 400w EVC10ks... i just couldnt get the XMs to cooperate. I think i am now finally settled on lighting (i said that after going to the radiums, so who knows)

i was gonna get that updated in the article, but skipper was already getting mad at me changing the lighting every week up until this months issue was posted. i didnt wanna further aggravate him


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Old 09/06/2006, 08:45 PM   #16
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Beautiful tank. Congratulations. I hope I can get myself to this level soon


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Old 09/06/2006, 09:04 PM   #17
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good stuff KIP!!! big ups to you- which ballast is pushing your evc 10k's and which pump is dosing your kalk?Thanks-


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Old 09/06/2006, 09:05 PM   #18
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Gotta love it Kip.

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Old 09/06/2006, 09:08 PM   #19
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Grats on the totm. It looks very nice. I always enjoyed looking at your tank.


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Old 09/06/2006, 09:19 PM   #20
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further thanks to the recent congrats....

i am running pfo mag135 (m59s run them the same)

dosing kalk with reef fillers (there is a pic in the article... garage shot.. shows them lined up ... 4 of them in a row... blue pumps... above the k-reactors).... 1 goes to my softy tank (via one of the k-reactors)... 1 is the primary for the featured stony tank, 1 is a backup, and 1 is for the QT when i have it offline for hypo


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Old 09/06/2006, 10:00 PM   #21
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thanks Kip- I ran those bulbs on the same
ballast, them suckers put off some energy!! I
liked them better then the xm10k look but now
I have gone to reeflux 10k on pfo hqi-pretty happy
with them for now-lol-thanks again-I need a good way to dose kalk in my 700-



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Old 09/06/2006, 10:44 PM   #22
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Beautiful! Congrates on an amazing setup.


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Old 09/06/2006, 11:06 PM   #23
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Congrats Kip! I am glad to see your wonderfull tank pop-up as TOTM, I knew it was only a matter of time.

I was wondering if you syphon your sand at all, or maintain it in any way? I didn't see it mentioned, but figured it would be better to ask than assume you don't.

Great work, tank, pics, and writeup!
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Old 09/07/2006, 01:15 AM   #24
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Well deserved, Kip.
I instantly fell in love with your SPS, love the diversity, growth and color.
It looks like I am not the only one :-).
Thanks for showing!
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Old 09/07/2006, 06:24 AM   #25
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thanks again to all

whiskey.... nope, dont siphon my sand at all. never have, never will

ralf... wasnt sure i wanted to be the next TOTM after yours. it was a tough act to follow


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