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Old 11/30/2009, 02:54 AM   #76
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Great thread. It would be nice to have a "Hall of Fame" section on RC for the best tanks.


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Old 11/30/2009, 04:36 AM   #77
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Anyone know of any updates on what this tank currently looks like?


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Old 11/30/2009, 10:34 AM   #78
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Anyone know of any updates on what this tank currently looks like?
He took it down 9 months ago. He sold his tank/system to a reefer out here in Cali and Ryan is doing big things with it


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Old 11/30/2009, 11:02 AM   #79
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[QUOTE=bs21;16106259]These tanks have been some of my inspiration. Unfortunately I don't know all the creators names. Some have probably been TOTM but not sure. I want to give credit where credit is due so if you know whos tank please post.



Thank you! What a very nice compliment.


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Old 11/30/2009, 11:04 AM   #80
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that is one wicked looking fish!



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Old 11/30/2009, 11:04 AM   #81
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teach show them you softie tank and he will really be inspired LOL.

Nice to c u around BTW


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Old 11/30/2009, 12:07 PM   #82
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Old 11/30/2009, 12:14 PM   #83
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Some more recent shots of my 180











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Old 11/30/2009, 12:17 PM   #84
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Very nice teach


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Old 11/30/2009, 01:25 PM   #85
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[QUOTE=dzhuo;16106906]Another Japanese tank:





Thanks for posting this one....it has always been one of my favorites (even though it was an open system). It has all the hallmarks of a great disply:

1) no visual pollution like overflows, powerheads, corraline on the glass, piping, etc.

2) fantastic aquascaping with just right balance of filled vs. open space that gives the illusion of infinite depth.

3) no over crowding or overgrown corals to give that cramped look.

4) a pleasing color balance.

Just a remarkable display.....


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Old 11/30/2009, 01:34 PM   #86
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Steves tank was one of legends. He dismantled it over a year ago

Thank you Mark....that's quite nice to hear. I do have plans to return to SPS keeping...... bigger and better...... when this historic downturn is a thing of the past. My coldwater tank seems lonely in my garage afterall.


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Old 11/30/2009, 02:02 PM   #87
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Thank you Mark....that's quite nice to hear. I do have plans to return to SPS keeping...... bigger and better...... when this historic downturn is a thing of the past. My coldwater tank seems lonely in my garage afterall.
bigger maybe, better idoubt it! that tank was unbelieveable!


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Old 11/30/2009, 02:29 PM   #88
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teach, those updated shots are intense. The aquascaping and coral forms make that tank look way bigger than a 180. One of the best Ive seen, nice work.

Steve West: cant wait to see what you pull out of your hat next time. Your sytem's have always been an inspiration for me. And at the risk of sounding ignorant, what did you mean when you said the japanese tank was an "open" system?


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Old 11/30/2009, 02:30 PM   #89
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Tagging along. I love this thread.


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Old 11/30/2009, 02:38 PM   #90
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as jrainey said.. I'm tagging along as well!


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Old 11/30/2009, 03:10 PM   #91
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Same here! Beautiful tanks!


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Old 11/30/2009, 03:12 PM   #92
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Old 11/30/2009, 03:33 PM   #93
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He took it down 9 months ago. He sold his tank/system to a reefer out here in Cali and Ryan is doing big things with it
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wowwwwwwww hummmmmmmmmm let me think what should i write here, wooowwwwwwwww i guess this is all i can say it. speechless. great job everyone i hope when i grow up i can be just like you guys.


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Old 11/30/2009, 03:48 PM   #95
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Thank you Mark....that's quite nice to hear. I do have plans to return to SPS keeping...... bigger and better...... when this historic downturn is a thing of the past. My coldwater tank seems lonely in my garage afterall.
No problem Steve. I really like what your coldwater tank has turned into with the automated feeding. Your SPS tank was one of my favorites and it inspired so many of "the next generation" of SPS reefkeepers.


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Old 11/30/2009, 04:00 PM   #96
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Great job Teach, it just keeps getting better and better.


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Old 11/30/2009, 04:42 PM   #97
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That is Sunny's old tank before he started his 100g rimless


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Old 11/30/2009, 05:37 PM   #98
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anyone here knows Mark128 something like that. he's tank is a beauty too... really nice color's.. could someone post some of his pictures here...


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Old 11/30/2009, 07:34 PM   #99
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And at the risk of sounding ignorant, what did you mean when you said the japanese tank was an "open" system?

That system, IIRC, was "open" to the ocean (ocean water flowing in and out).....like Monterey Bay Aquarium.....not "closed" like the the Atlanta Aquarium or our systems......hence his ability to keep dendros.

Not withstanding.....it's a fantastic example of forced perspective aquascaping....and the absence of clutter on the sand only enhances the experience. It's really distracting to me when I see soldier rows of clams, zoos, or frags lined up on the sand bed.


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