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Old 04/26/2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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May 2013 Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring Scott Swanson's (swannyson7) 180 US-gallon Reef Aquarium.

More details can be found here.

Congratulations, Scott!

Also check out the Reefkeeping Blog!

If you'd like to nominate a tank for Tank of the Month, click here or use the button to the right.


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Old 05/03/2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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There's a lady I've known forever. She's taken ill as of late.
On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything... Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. Maybe, if we join together, we can help her heal.
She's well over 230 years old, but way too young to die. Her name is 'America'... And I love her and I have always been proud of her.

Current Tank Info: 220 gal reef with 200+ gals of sump and refugium.
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Old 05/03/2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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Congrats! A well deserved honor!

120 gallon mixed reef
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Old 05/04/2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Congrats Scott!!!


Current Tank Info: 54 corner, Lumin Bright mini, 250se 20k, VHO actinic, ASM g-3 Skimmer
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Old 05/05/2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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This is one of my favorite TOTM thus far. I love how every inch of real estate is covered with a wide variety of life... anemones, polyps, sps. It's a true underwater garden.

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Old 05/05/2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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Always a favorite of mine Scott, very beautiful. Congrats buddy


Current Tank Info: Leemar 60x36x24, 8x80 T5/LED Sfiligoi GENESIS Alpha 300 skimmer
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Old 05/07/2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Wow! That's beautiful! Congrats

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Old 05/09/2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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Beautiful system. Congratulations Scott!


The only thing to fear is fear itself....and spiders.

Current Tank Info: 40 Breeder, Maxspect Razor, Aquamaxx HOB1
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Old 05/10/2013, 12:09 PM   #9
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Awesome TOTM! Great work!

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Old 05/10/2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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Omg I want my new build to be this beautiful in a few years

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Old 05/10/2013, 07:44 PM   #11
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stunning, you should be VERY proud!

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Old 05/13/2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Great job! As imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I would like to imitate some aspects of your tank. Do you have pictures of your tank before it grew in to the beauty it is? I would like to see how you arranged the live rock.


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Old 05/14/2013, 01:27 PM   #13
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140 gallon FOWLR tank under construction
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Old 05/16/2013, 06:21 AM   #14
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Nice tank Scott! Congrats!!!!!

I am truly grateful to receive any useful information about this hobby each day... :idea:

Current Tank Info: Prior to 4/2014 ------ Larry's 110g Set up - 60"x18"x24" - 40g breeder Sump, Reef Octopus Extreme 200, CPR overflow, 3x250w MH lighting
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Old 05/18/2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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Congratulations, Scott! Such a beautiful tank.

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Old 05/18/2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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Great tank! Congratulations!

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Old 05/19/2013, 01:04 AM   #17
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Looks great congrats. ..

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Old 05/19/2013, 02:48 PM   #18
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Beautiful tank, deserves to win, congratulations.

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Old 05/20/2013, 11:23 AM   #19
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Very Deserving Tank.

390 G mixed reef build

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Old 05/23/2013, 01:07 PM   #20
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Congrats,amazing tank.

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Old 05/23/2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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congrats, very nice coral reef.

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Old 05/27/2013, 02:56 AM   #22
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Well done. I love the colours of the sps.

47G Rimless Optiwhite, BM NAC6, ATI 8x24wT5 LED Powermodule, 2xVortech MP10, FM Doser, Tunze Osmolator, Vortech Battery Backup + GHL Profilux Plus PII EX
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Old 05/29/2013, 02:15 PM   #23
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Wow absolutely amazing. A true inspiration.

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Old 05/29/2013, 07:09 PM   #24
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Beautiful tank, and very enjoyable to read! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 05/30/2013, 09:33 AM   #25
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Thanks everyone, I'm truly honored to have my tank selected as a TOTM!

May 2013 RC TOTM

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