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Old 08/24/2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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September 2014 Tank of the Month!!

This month we are featuring Dave Turner's (Dog boy Dave) 325 US-gallon reef aquarium.





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Congratulations, Dave!


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Old 09/02/2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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Outstanding! Thank you for sharing, Dave.


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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.

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Old 09/02/2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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Nice tank! Congrats!!


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Old 09/02/2014, 02:08 PM   #4
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Dave your system is looking greatI will have to stop by soon. Congratulations!!!


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Old 09/02/2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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Wow that's a pretty sexy tank you got there.


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Old 09/02/2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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Congrats, I've always enjoyed the pics of your tank and your posts


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Old 09/02/2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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Very beautifuf!!! Congrats Dave!!!!


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Old 09/02/2014, 04:15 PM   #8
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Congratulations Dave! Well deserved


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Old 09/02/2014, 04:15 PM   #9
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Wow, beautiful.


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Old 09/02/2014, 06:00 PM   #10
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Inspiring! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 09/02/2014, 09:47 PM   #11
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Magnificent


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Old 09/02/2014, 10:36 PM   #12
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awesome! also a nice read about the history.


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Old 09/03/2014, 12:14 AM   #13
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Very nice!


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Old 09/03/2014, 05:40 AM   #14
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Beautiful tank!


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Old 09/03/2014, 05:46 AM   #15
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Great write up! Probably the best description of the development process I've seen.

How do you keep critters from being sucked into the closed loop?

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Old 09/03/2014, 06:36 AM   #16
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holy cow! Well done my friend maybe one of the longest overdue accolades in the history of totms!!


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Old 09/03/2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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Beautiful, you sir and your system are an inspiration to the hobby!!


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Old 09/03/2014, 08:54 AM   #18
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Beautiful tank and livestock!


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Old 09/03/2014, 01:21 PM   #19
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A great example of what a tank of the month is all about. Congratulations on a well deserved honor.


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Old 09/03/2014, 02:21 PM   #20
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Beautiful tank, and great write-up. One of the most inspiring reads I've read in a long time.

Congrats


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Old 09/03/2014, 04:56 PM   #21
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Great write up! Probably the best description of the development process I've seen.

How do you keep critters from being sucked into the closed loop?

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I have egg crate over the intakes. I do have issues with debris being sucked into the loop and causing the pump to cavitate so I am careful not to feed large chunks of broccoli or cheato.


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Old 09/03/2014, 05:01 PM   #22
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Thank you guys for the kind comments. Honestly the tank has looked and done better at times in the past. Right now i am struggling with it . Not sure what is going on but it seems to be an issue with make up water. Just picked up an ammonia test kit to confirm the makeup water does or doesn't have any. My theory is that chloramine is breaking down to ammonia as my RO components age and miss some of it. Even though my TDS measures between 0 and 5 TDS I could still be getting bleed through. If that is the case, I should be able to measure ammonia in my fresh makeup water. Details at 5....


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Old 09/03/2014, 05:34 PM   #23
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ive always admired your tank .....congrats cant wait to read....my tank lay out is inspired by your center piece stag love it!!!!


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Old 09/03/2014, 06:36 PM   #24
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I have egg crate over the intakes. I do have issues with debris being sucked into the loop and causing the pump to cavitate so I am careful not to feed large chunks of broccoli or cheato.
I was curious about the occasional hermit crab wandering astray. But that eggcrate should stop that little bugger. Thanks for the info!


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Old 09/03/2014, 10:33 PM   #25
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beautiful tank


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