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Old 11/04/2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month November 2012

This month we are featuring the beautiful Reef Aquarium of Michael Panganiban (solitude127)



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Old 11/06/2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Would sure like to have a link to your build thread


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Old 11/06/2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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That is one BEAUTIFUL tank. Congratulations! The aqua scape is just phenomenal


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Old 11/06/2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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When my tank grows up I want it to look just like this.


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Old 11/06/2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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mikes slice of heaven is what im striving for.super beautiful, great job mike!!!


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Old 11/06/2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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Old 11/07/2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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Would sure like to have a link to your build thread
I'm sorry, I don't have a build thread but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask

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That is one BEAUTIFUL tank. Congratulations! The aqua scape is just phenomenal
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mikes slice of heaven is what im striving for.super beautiful, great job mike!!!
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Old 11/07/2012, 09:26 AM   #8
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Compliments!
I really like your tank!
amazing layout and healthy corals!
I like also your sand bed, which sand do you have?


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Old 11/07/2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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Compliments!
I really like your tank!
amazing layout and healthy corals!
I like also your sand bed, which sand do you have?
My sand bed is only about 1 - 2 inches and I'm using Caribsea Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand


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Old 11/07/2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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I've been looking for this thread for the past three days. A little consistency goes a long way. Last time it was on the front page but that still has an old one. The time before that it was a free floating thread in reef discussion. And now it's a sticky.

Regardless, I wanted to congratulate you on a huge honor. Your tank is jaw dropping and an inspiration for me and I'm sure many other reefers. Congrats on your success


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Old 11/07/2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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stunning aquarium... the corals look exceptional.

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Old 11/07/2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Beautiful tank. I have always been a fan of your tank since I saw a picture you posted of a T5 lighting combo when I was shopping for a light combo last year.

Speaking of T5's, how long have you been using the aquatic life bulbs?

Didnt you use ATI bulbs before in this combo?

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Old 11/07/2012, 10:32 PM   #13
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Beautiful tank. I have always been a fan of your tank since I saw a picture you posted of a T5 lighting combo when I was shopping for a light combo last year.

Speaking of T5's, how long have you been using the aquatic life bulbs?

Didnt you use ATI bulbs before in this combo?

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Thanks, and great job!!

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Hey Joe,
I've been using the Aquatic Life bulbs for about 4 months now. They seem to be an up and coming lighting company and when I heard that their new bulbs were made in Germany, I thought I'd give them a try and so far so good. The PAR numbers are equal to the ATI bulbs and my corals don't seem to know the difference.
And yes, that was my previous combo.


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Old 11/08/2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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Amazing tank, great growth on your corals.


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Old 11/09/2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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Hi Mike !

Awesome tank my congrats from Panama !!! Can you give the web page for LeeMar starphire aquariums ? I will probably change my current tank for a bigger size.
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Old 11/09/2012, 09:00 PM   #16
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Thank you for the compliments everyone.

I google'd Lee Mar tanks and when I clicked on their link it doesn't seem to be working. They based here in Souther California and see them a lot on the western United States.


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Old 11/10/2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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Getting it done with T-5's! Excellent work. Who needs a TV if you got that?


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Old 11/10/2012, 03:57 PM   #18
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Nicely done! Great aquascaping.


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Old 11/10/2012, 05:31 PM   #19
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Congrats and thanks again Mike!!!!


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Many congrats Michael, tank looks beautiful and all credit to your hard work.

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Old 11/12/2012, 01:48 PM   #21
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Old 11/13/2012, 01:07 AM   #22
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Wow i like the setup! Just starting to look into reef tanks and planning. Still deciding between T5 or LED.


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Old 11/13/2012, 10:56 AM   #23
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Thank you everyone for the kind words.

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Wow i like the setup! Just starting to look into reef tanks and planning. Still deciding between T5 or LED.
This is just my opinion.... I feel LEDs is technology that is constant evolving and hasn't reached its peak yet (again, just my opinion). I think once manufacturers stop coming out with new LED fixtures every month, LED technology will have reached it's peak and I would consider it then.


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Old 11/13/2012, 12:22 PM   #24
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Hi Mike !

Agree with your opiniion about the LEDS is in constant evolution however I have decided to use them because the Metal Halides are great lights but comsume too much electricity and produce too much heat. I have noticed big changes in the coral health specially the softs and lps.

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Hi Mike !

Agree with your opiniion about the LEDS is in constant evolution however I have decided to use them because the Metal Halides are great lights but comsume too much electricity and produce too much heat. I have noticed big changes in the coral health specially the softs and lps.

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What kind of changes have you noticed?


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