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Old 02/07/2006, 11:23 AM   #126
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Do you guys see the tubastrea / sun coral in the guy's tank?! He's got BOULDERS full of the stuff, just like the occur in the wild! This is mind - blowing stuff...


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Old 02/07/2006, 11:32 AM   #127
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Is that something similiar as from your web Tane? As your suport pipe work for the rocks?


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Old 02/07/2006, 11:43 AM   #128
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My website is dead, but the support trick works a little different. I use the rods to make reef piles, he connects the rods to the walls just to 'hang' the rocks on them. This way, it is really easy to build high structures without the need for large ammounts of rock. Apart from that, the structure is stable.

Because you don't need to fight gravity anymore, you can build interesting structures relatively easy.

Abour the sun corals: indeed there are boulders with it. A small importer here in Holland can get these easily on demand...


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Old 02/07/2006, 12:01 PM   #129
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Thanks Tane, I still can not imagine well how it is done, probably the language bariere, but maybe you can post some scatc or foto.


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Old 02/07/2006, 12:15 PM   #130
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I am going into the fireplace business.


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Old 02/07/2006, 12:50 PM   #131
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now thats a Tank
Great work


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Old 02/07/2006, 12:50 PM   #132
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Wow!!! This must be a natural coral reef of Australia or Asia, it just can´t be possible to have a tank like what I just saw.

This must be a dream, that I hope never finishes!!!
I think I know whre I´m going for vacations.


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Old 02/07/2006, 12:58 PM   #133
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Simply the best ever!


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Old 02/07/2006, 01:23 PM   #134
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Just viewed Pieter's tank, need to buy new boxer shorts now. I will have to look through the dictionary to find a word to describe this tank. Congrats on Tank of the month. This is truly an amazing tank.


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Old 02/07/2006, 01:36 PM   #135
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WOW!! Are you kidding?!?!

How does he remove the sandbed? How often?

Fantastic looking tank. Congrats


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Old 02/07/2006, 01:48 PM   #136
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WOW!! Are you kidding?!?!

How does he remove the sandbed? How often?

Fantastic looking tank. Congrats
Quoted from the RK article:

"I like the sand bed to look white, not green. I've also observed that the corals' colors develop better when the sand bed, together with the detritus in it, is removed every few weeks. It is quite a task, but the result is rewarding, in my opinion."

...Now that's dedication!


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Old 02/07/2006, 01:49 PM   #137
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My new favorite tank. Congrats on TOTM. Should be TOTY.


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Old 02/07/2006, 02:01 PM   #138
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WOW!! Are you kidding?!?!

How does he remove the sandbed? How often?

Fantastic looking tank. Congrats
He siphons out the sand and replaces it. Sometimes, the sand is only rinsed, but most often it is replaced. Of course a hose with quite a big diameter is used for this task.


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Old 02/07/2006, 02:08 PM   #139
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STUNNING


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Old 02/07/2006, 03:42 PM   #140
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Totally unbelievable!!! If ever I make it over to Europe I'll definitly be checking it out...... it'd be like a pilgramage.


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Old 02/07/2006, 06:22 PM   #141
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WOW!!! I didn't dig through all the post's, but that must have cost a couple xtra dollars!!


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Old 02/07/2006, 07:00 PM   #142
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Ok, the tank is great and all but what kind of income does a person need to maintain a tank like that? Sure if I was making 1Mill a year I could build something similar. I sure would love to be able to come home and stare at that thing everyday not to mention totally impress people that drop by...."oh did I mention I have pet fish"


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Old 02/07/2006, 07:49 PM   #143
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omg~!!!!!!!!!! to the max!! the only way i'd be able to have a tank like that is if i charged people $50 admission


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Old 02/07/2006, 08:34 PM   #144
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Just an Amazing Amazing tank I've seen pics several times in threads here and there on RC(mainly in the sps forum) but it's very nice and informative to see the full "layout" with descriptions and equipment etc....
I've long admired and been inspired by tanks from your part of the world and this is definately one of the best
My step father is stationed in Scheidam and my sister has been able to travel to Holland several times since he has been there. I ask her every time she goes to check out the aquarium shops but reefing seems to escape the rest of the family
Thanks for sharing and Congrats on TOTM!
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Old 02/07/2006, 09:34 PM   #145
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unbelievable!!!


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Old 02/08/2006, 12:17 AM   #146
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That system makes me at once both want to quit and double the efforts on my current drip of a 120 system!

Might be the most impressive tank I've ever seen.


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Old 02/08/2006, 04:25 AM   #147
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Pieter,

Congratulations, absolutely stunning!!!



Sincerely,

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Old 02/08/2006, 06:14 AM   #148
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Congratulations, stunning tank

What does a tank like that cost to build and run


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Old 02/08/2006, 07:17 AM   #149
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With this tank it's not about the money, ofcourse it costs a fortune, but it's about the passion for this hobby. 2 years ago when I spoke to Pieter for the first I had very little time, but he wouldn't let me go, he just kept on talking and talking! This tank is really pushing the boundaries for the sheer goal of taking it to the next stage of our great hobby!


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Old 02/08/2006, 07:49 AM   #150
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How do you think he feed that suncoral he has in that tank, he runs a phytoplankton reactor do you think the coral feeds off of that. I ask because i haave one that is 1/10 the size and it requires so much time to feed and was wonderig if you had a tank that big the amount of time to care for that would be a full time job, if anyone has tubestra suncoral let me know how the easiest way to feed them. Plus i cant search this site for suncorals threads.


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