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Old 12/18/2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month December 2012

This month we are featuring Darryl Vanacker's (dvanacker) 200 US-gallon SPS dominated Reef Aquarium.





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Congratulations, Darryl!


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Old 12/18/2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Beautiful tank! Well deserved.


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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Phenominal!!

A work of art.


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Awesome growth! Congrats!


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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wow...


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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Congrats Darryl!!!


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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Simply gorgeous!


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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Very well deserved. I was wondering when he was going to get this honor. Congrats Darryl!


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Old 12/18/2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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That is magnificent! Well deserved!


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Old 12/18/2012, 09:24 PM   #10
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Old 12/18/2012, 10:10 PM   #11
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Great tank... congrats...


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Old 12/18/2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Beautiful tank! i love it.


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Old 12/18/2012, 11:05 PM   #13
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Gorgeous tank. So colorful! Congratulations!


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Old 12/18/2012, 11:37 PM   #14
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Well done Darryl!
Your tank is an inspiration. I especially like your taste in Acros. You seem to get excellent coloration and growth and to top it off your photos are exceptional.

Thanks for sharing your reef and knowledge with us.


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Old 12/19/2012, 12:55 AM   #15
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Congrats, I knew this day was coming. Your tank is truly amazing and one of my favorite tanks here on RC. I have learned a lot from watching your tank evolve. Keep up the great job.


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Old 12/19/2012, 08:16 AM   #16
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You colors are perfection!!! Seriously well deserved honor. Congrats.

Just curious, when did you start using bio pellets? Did you see a big difference? Approximately how much do you use for your water volume?


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Old 12/19/2012, 08:45 AM   #17
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Cool tank. What's your daily lighting cycle?


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Old 12/19/2012, 08:57 AM   #18
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Awesome tank! Congratulations on tank of the month!


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Old 12/19/2012, 09:37 AM   #19
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Wow! That is gorgeous!

Congrats!


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Old 12/19/2012, 10:33 AM   #20
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Very nice
do you have a build thread?


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Old 12/19/2012, 11:43 AM   #21
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Congratulations Daryl...
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Old 12/19/2012, 11:54 AM   #22
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I will admit that I read your article with hopes that this was a LED driven tank but I see MH is still king. I recently went the LED route and so far have seen success. Do you plan to change anything?


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AWESOME TANK DUDE! (whats the yellow sps?)


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Old 12/19/2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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Congrats Daryl.This is a great Reef and very worthy of this recognition.Growing from captive fragments IMO is the pinnacle of the Reefkeeping hobby and a yard stick to measure the dedication and planning worthy of a TOTM.

Bravo your tank never looked better.Long term observation of the progress of your reef has been a pleasure.Thanks for sharing !!!


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Old 12/19/2012, 05:35 PM   #24
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The most stunning explosion of colour I've ever seen, you da man! Congrats on your achievements


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Old 12/19/2012, 08:27 PM   #25
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Totm

Dear RC team,

I like your decison now by choosing many TOTM tanks that really deserve TOTM, my opinion and many reefers in the world that i contacted, since the last totm in JUNE 2012 that you choose, i read many comment that say very controversial about the tank, if i may say TOTM june 2012 is just about photo editing, i dont see extraordinary, mature, and beautiful in letter2no tank, especially sps coral sorry to say again !

Budi



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