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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:31 PM   #51
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Amazing! Your tank looks great! I am having heat problem living in Montreal, Canada... can't imagine how hot it is where you are!

You have great friends surrounding you!


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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:31 PM   #52
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Amazing! Your tank looks great! I am having heat problem living in Montreal, Canada... can't imagine how hot it is where you are!

You have great friends surrounding you!


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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:36 PM   #53
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Thanks everyone for the compliments


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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:36 PM   #54
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great aquarium and well written TOTM article. congrats!


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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:48 PM   #55
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Here are some older threads w/ pics of my tank - hope you like them

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=1

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=1



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Unread 08/06/2007, 07:49 PM   #56
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another one:
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Unread 08/06/2007, 08:05 PM   #57
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and check out pics i took of the Thailand LFS and scuba in Phuket there - enjoy

http://www.marshreef.com/modules.php...light=thailand


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Unread 08/06/2007, 08:34 PM   #58
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Congratulations! That baby is awesome! WELL deserved indeed.

Just don't let Algore see the article or he'll be calling you tomorrow about your carbon foot print. Wait, forget that, you're leaving a carbon snow angel!! If everybody decided to have a reef tank like yours, we would need 200 Earths. Who do you think you are anyway? lol

I had to give you some grief on the power consumption. I'm sure there are much worse though. I was just amazed at how much your utility bills run. I imagine the Houston summers are brutal though. It's unbearably hot up here in NW IL today.

Just curious, have you considered running AC out to the garage?

I can't get over how awesome that room looks with the tank there. I love the ships on the wall, the paint color, everything. Very inspirational. The tank is just extraordinary. The lighting is crazy nice. Love the huge monti cap. That's so great that you were able to grow it from a 1.5" frag.
After admiring the pictures the last few days I think I'm going to go back and finally read the full article now. Great work!


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Unread 08/06/2007, 08:53 PM   #59
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Once again amazing tank!!! I can't stop reading about it!!! haha!

Sorry for another husbandry question, but I always like to hear case reports about fish husbandry.

How many lyretails did you start with and was it in the mostly female/1 male ratio? How long did that ratio last?

Thanks! Back to reading one of your older tank threads!!

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Unread 08/06/2007, 09:04 PM   #60
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Congratulations! That baby is awesome! WELL deserved indeed.

Just don't let Algore see the article or he'll be calling you tomorrow about your carbon foot print. Wait, forget that, you're leaving a carbon snow angel!! If everybody decided to have a reef tank like yours, we would need 200 Earths. Who do you think you are anyway? lol

I had to give you some grief on the power consumption. I'm sure there are much worse though. I was just amazed at how much your utility bills run. I imagine the Houston summers are brutal though. It's unbearably hot up here in NW IL today.

Just curious, have you considered running AC out to the garage?

I can't get over how awesome that room looks with the tank there. I love the ships on the wall, the paint color, everything. Very inspirational. The tank is just extraordinary. The lighting is crazy nice. Love the huge monti cap. That's so great that you were able to grow it from a 1.5" frag.
After admiring the pictures the last few days I think I'm going to go back and finally read the full article now. Great work!
you're funny about the Algore thing.. and yeah he will be upset with me if he see I fire about 1500W of lighting on a little reef tank

and sorry for the very long article... Once I started writing it, I couldn't stop And yet, the original draft was almost twice as long as the final version... and I was tired of it myself so I decided to cut it back to half


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Unread 08/06/2007, 09:12 PM   #61
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Once again amazing tank!!! I can't stop reading about it!!! haha!

Sorry for another husbandry question, but I always like to hear case reports about fish husbandry.

How many lyretails did you start with and was it in the mostly female/1 male ratio? How long did that ratio last?

Thanks! Back to reading one of your older tank threads!!

Phu
I started with a pair of lyretails from Liveaquaria. Two months later I bought 2 more females at a lfs. Then a month after the new females were added, the original female (from LA) suddenly changed to male and the change happens very quick.. just one weekend I realized the female body color had changed from bright orange to dull pink... a few week later, it becomes more bright pink and the long dorsal fin grew out distinctively. Meanwhile, the original male's dorsal fin got shorter (don't know how??) and turned to duller color. It cool to see this happen.
since then the 3 female/1 male ratio works fine so far.


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Unread 08/06/2007, 09:42 PM   #62
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So I take it you got a new emperor? Are there any clams in the frag tank? I have two clams and an emperor angel, but my angel doesn't nip at anything but LPS, gorgonias and sponges.

Nice tank!


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Unread 08/06/2007, 10:24 PM   #63
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very proud of you Quoc hoan`g,,,i am assume u are vnese,,me too here,,,anyway i am new here,,can i have some advice from you? thanks


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Unread 08/07/2007, 09:19 AM   #64
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Awesome tank! Would like to have one like yours one day.


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Unread 08/07/2007, 10:08 AM   #65
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sell me one please

Hello there. Awesome tank. Good plumbing work. Definitely an A on aesthetics. Now all you need is an ozonizer and a Phytoplankton reactor. Question though. I was seeing if you sell frags and if you can sell me a frag of your bonzai. a small piece would suffice. Thanks!


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Unread 08/07/2007, 11:24 AM   #66
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very nice tank, congrats!
enjoyed reading your article with the behind the scene stories, thanks


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Unread 08/07/2007, 01:15 PM   #67
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Very nice tank... Love the pictures... Corals look very happy... Thank you for sharing your take with all of us.


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Unread 08/07/2007, 02:00 PM   #68
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Thanks everyone for the compliments!!!
This TOTM is an important milestone for my tank... Now I can start planning on the next steps - maybe some major changes
Your piece of the ocean is absolutely "stunning" ...... I just can't imagine what you would change? Although, who am I to say: "Please don't change anything!! "

Beautiful Job!
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Unread 08/07/2007, 02:34 PM   #69
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WoW it`s beautiful !!!
I just wondering how are you feel when you saw your Emperator angel dead in the calm??Ouch!


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Unread 08/07/2007, 06:47 PM   #70
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Thanks for the info!! Good to hear that about your lyretails. Always like to hear people's experiences on this issue. I hear stories about people having difficulty keeping bartlett's in the 1male/multiple female ratios b/c the females are always turning to males. So, they end up with a bunch of males and no "harem".

Still can't get over how amazing your tank is. Congrats again on TOTM!


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Unread 08/07/2007, 07:22 PM   #71
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Thanks for all the nice words, everybody. It's always great to hear people praising your tank


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Unread 08/07/2007, 07:29 PM   #72
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So I take it you got a new emperor? Are there any clams in the frag tank? I have two clams and an emperor angel, but my angel doesn't nip at anything but LPS, gorgonias and sponges.

Nice tank!
yeah I added a new juvenile emperor angel recently after keep him in the frag tank for about a month to test his taste so far, he only nip at the zoos once in a while - but not to the point to hurt them at all YET
Another reason I decided to let this angel into the main tank since he's quite agressive in swimming up close to me to get food. So I assume I can catch him w/ my trap quite easily if needed.


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Unread 08/08/2007, 09:02 AM   #73
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As your Emperor angel gets older you may have problems with him eating all the zoos ,clams ,lps. My Emperor is five years old now i had to move him out off the reef tank to a FO tank two months a go , after all this years now he start to nip/eat on my sps to.
Very nice tank you have there congratulation for the TOTM.
Did you ever try to install a A/C unit in your garage? Even if you don't have a window is some units that they have the compressor remotely mounted outdoors and the cooling unit in your garage they only need to have a small hole to run the wires and small copper tubing .
Pictures of the Emperor in my gallery.
Here is some info on A/C units just so you get a idea what i'm talking about.http://www.mrslim.com/UploadedFiles/...im_catalog.pdf



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Unread 08/08/2007, 09:56 AM   #74
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beautifull tank. very timely too, as i am in the middle of installing an in wall tank with the same dimensions.

Thanks for the insperation.

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Unread 08/08/2007, 03:16 PM   #75
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Really nice looking tank.

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