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Old 06/04/2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - June 2012

This month we are featuring the beautiful Reef Aquarium of Nano (Letter2No)



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Old 06/05/2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Beautiful tank and just goes to show that simplicity can still produce a beautiful reef. Link at end of ReefKeeping article did not go here and was broken but I still know where it is


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Old 06/05/2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Beautiful tank!


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Old 06/05/2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Wow really freaking cool tank. think you have inspired me to do no water changes haha! I am wondering though do you feel at all limited on your coral selection since you dont do water changes? Really awesome tank though and congrats.


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Old 06/05/2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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Beautiful tank. Congrats, it looks absolutely amazing.


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Old 06/05/2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Beautiful tank and just goes to show that simplicity can still produce a beautiful reef. Link at end of ReefKeeping article did not go here and was broken but I still know where it is
Whoops....i'll go fix that, thx for letting me know.


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Old 06/05/2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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No carbon, no gfo, no dosing pumps, no water changes...

Softies, lps, sps in the same system...

Ceramic rings and bioballs...



Beautiful tank.


I give up trying to understand this hobby.


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Old 06/05/2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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Really nice work, very cool to see people successful while going against the grain a bit!!


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Old 06/05/2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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Old 06/05/2012, 12:14 PM   #10
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wow great work!

makes me not want to do another water change again!


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Old 06/05/2012, 12:15 PM   #11
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Great Tank. Maybe I'm overthinking my planned 125g set up


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Old 06/05/2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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Congrautlations to Nano, but we really are looking forward to know how if he is really not using GFO, GAC and no water changes at all, such a clean tank!!


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Old 06/05/2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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Oh he is using Rowaphos, no GAC?


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Old 06/05/2012, 01:23 PM   #14
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Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.


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Old 06/05/2012, 01:25 PM   #15
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No carbon, no gfo, no dosing pumps, no water changes...

Softies, lps, sps in the same system...

Ceramic rings and bioballs...



Beautiful tank.


I give up trying to understand this hobby.
I know right! For some reason i think if i attempted no water changes my system would have a massive crash after a certain period of time. He seems to have mastered the no maintence aspect. I think most of his success if probably from his large fuge. Gives him the ability to export nutrients without water changes.


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Old 06/05/2012, 01:51 PM   #16
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Great Tank. Maybe I'm overthinking my planned 125g set up
Me too. I've been beating myself up with the planning.


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Old 06/05/2012, 02:24 PM   #17
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Old 06/05/2012, 02:26 PM   #18
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Old 06/05/2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Can someone pleeeease explain to me how one could have a successful tank, running for at least 1 or 2 years, and not do 1 water change. I understand that you can add depleted elements but what about filthy water? Would the water parameters be stable?? HOw is this possible? What do you have to do to maintain tank?


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Old 06/05/2012, 06:24 PM   #20
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I also wish someone could explain the phenomenon of this tank. Running almost 4 years and no WC? I understand that you can add back the minerals but what about all the trace one iron strontium etc? This tank just amazes me.


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Old 06/05/2012, 06:32 PM   #21
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beautiful tank - well deserved


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Old 06/05/2012, 06:49 PM   #22
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Can someone pleeeease explain to me how one could have a successful tank, running for at least 1 or 2 years, and not do 1 water change. I understand that you can add depleted elements but what about filthy water? Would the water parameters be stable?? HOw is this possible? What do you have to do to maintain tank?
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I also wish someone could explain the phenomenon of this tank. Running almost 4 years and no WC? I understand that you can add back the minerals but what about all the trace one iron strontium etc? This tank just amazes me.
Here's a link to other 'no water changes' thread where many folks utilize this method with success. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...+water+changes
Keep in mind, It's not for everyone.


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Old 06/05/2012, 06:49 PM   #23
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I also wish someone could explain the phenomenon of this tank. Running almost 4 years and no WC? I understand that you can add back the minerals but what about all the trace one iron strontium etc? This tank just amazes me.
This has got to be a first. I too, would VERY much like to know how this is possible. Something major in that setup must be exporting the nutrients other that the skimmer. It has to be the combination of skimmer and dsb/fuge?? He did say he was running a bio-ball reactor too right.


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Old 06/05/2012, 07:08 PM   #24
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April and RK team... thank you for choose my tank to be TOTM this month. Really surprise me...

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Dustin1300 Beautiful tank and just goes to show that simplicity can still produce a beautiful reef. Link at end of ReefKeeping article did not go here and was broken but I still know where it is
thank you Dustin.

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Woodchuck12 : Beautiful tank!
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DM1975 : Beautiful tank. Congrats, it looks absolutely amazing.
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bellis31 : Really nice work, very cool to see people successful while going against the grain a bit!!
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tatorswife : Love it its beautiful
@Woodchuck12.. @DM1975.. @bellis31 and @tatorswife....
thank you for the compliment

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jcw : No carbon, no gfo, no dosing pumps, no water changes...

Softies, lps, sps in the same system...

Ceramic rings and bioballs...



Beautiful tank.


I give up trying to understand this hobby.
@jcw yups... just simple filtration

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EricSIny : wow great work!

makes me not want to do another water change again!
@EricSIny.... thank you..

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den75 : Great Tank. Maybe I'm overthinking my planned 125g set up
@den75.. thank you.. can wait your tank picture...

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skidrow52 : Congrautlations to Nano, but we really are looking forward to know how if he is really not using GFO, GAC and no water changes at all, such a clean tank!!
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skidrow52 : Oh he is using Rowaphos, no GAC?
@skidrow52...thank you for your compliment... i don't use phosphate remover since the fist set up. may be bare bottom more effective when you decide run with no water changed and run DSB plus makroalgae.... this is my own opinion.

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TheAquatect : Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
@TheAquatect... thank you


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Old 06/05/2012, 07:19 PM   #25
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I know right! For some reason i think if i attempted no water changes my system would have a massive crash after a certain period of time. He seems to have mastered the no maintence aspect. I think most of his success if probably from his large fuge. Gives him the ability to export nutrients without water changes.
@moshi1ry agree with your opinion... run with large mature DSB and refugium with macro algae (chaetomorpha more effective) and using "good" freshwater for replacing the evaporation. freshwater in my place come from mountain spring water...

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DownwardDawg : Me too. I've been beating myself up with the planning.
@DownwardDawg....wait your progress and pict...

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@felker14 and @tomiooo.... thank you...


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