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Old 10/01/2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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October 2014 Tank of the Month!!

This month we are featuring Xuan Li's (jacky.l) 170 US-gallon reef aquarium.





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Congratulations, Xuan!


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Old 10/03/2014, 12:46 AM   #2
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Nice job Xuan, Thank you for sharing with us!


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Old 10/03/2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Outstanding. Love the full, but not cluttered, look. Nicely done.


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Old 10/03/2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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Clean sleek look. Great article. Congrats!


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Old 10/03/2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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Very nice Congratz !!


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Old 10/04/2014, 12:41 AM   #6
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Awesome tank!


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Old 10/04/2014, 09:06 AM   #7
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Seems to be some friend from China? :P
蓝色光头兄,祝贺啊~
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Old 10/04/2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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Xuan,

Your hard work and dedication shows. Your reef is simply spectacular, and I must say I am very pleased to see a member from China. I hope this is just the beginning and look forward to more Chinese aquarists sharing their experiences on Reef Central. I only wish I could speak Chinese so i could join whatever forum there is in China for aquarists.

Anyways, Congratulations!


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Old 10/04/2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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Yowzers. Beautiful tank!


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Old 10/04/2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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I love your system! Super clean look that I have been debating moving towards. Great inspiration for me.


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Old 10/05/2014, 07:50 AM   #11
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Congrats xuan
Well deserved!
Tank is amazing


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Old 10/05/2014, 12:53 PM   #12
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Amazing tank you got there Xuan.
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Old 10/05/2014, 01:01 PM   #13
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Nice!
Quick question (for anyone, really). I noticed you are keeping a Hoven's an coris wrasse in what appears to be a shallow sand bed or a textured bottom. How well does that wrasse cope with no sand bed? I am planning an upgrade and like bare bottom or starboard, but it is currently housed in a 3" sand bed.


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Old 10/05/2014, 03:54 PM   #14
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Amazing good work


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Old 10/05/2014, 05:18 PM   #15
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VERY, VERY nice! I love your last pic showing your tank in the cabinet,...super clean! As many have said, exceptional job.


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Old 10/05/2014, 07:22 PM   #16
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Less is more and this is a perfect example, congrates great tank


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Old 10/05/2014, 09:52 PM   #17
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Nice job Xuan, Thank you for sharing with us!
Thanks!

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Outstanding. Love the full, but not cluttered, look. Nicely done.
Thank you for your love。

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Clean sleek look. Great article. Congrats!
Thank you. I like clean.

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Very nice Congratz !!
Thanks!

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Awesome tank!
Thanks!
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Seems to be some friend from China? :P
蓝色光头兄,祝贺啊~
Congratulations.
谢谢朋友。


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Old 10/05/2014, 10:11 PM   #18
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Xuan,

Your hard work and dedication shows. Your reef is simply spectacular, and I must say I am very pleased to see a member from China. I hope this is just the beginning and look forward to more Chinese aquarists sharing their experiences on Reef Central. I only wish I could speak Chinese so i could join whatever forum there is in China for aquarists.

Anyways, Congratulations!
Thanks JPMagyar.
I believe there will be more from the Chinese members sharing on Reef Central.

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Yowzers. Beautiful tank!
Thanks.

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I love your system! Super clean look that I have been debating moving towards. Great inspiration for me.
Thanks TOM. Glad my system to help you. Let me know if you need any help.

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Congrats xuan
Well deserved!
Tank is amazing
Thank you glaukos.


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Amazing tank you got there Xuan.
Congrats.
Thank you maroun.c

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Nice!
Quick question (for anyone, really). I noticed you are keeping a Hoven's an coris wrasse in what appears to be a shallow sand bed or a textured bottom. How well does that wrasse cope with no sand bed? I am planning an upgrade and like bare bottom or starboard, but it is currently housed in a 3" sand bed.
This Coris wrasse is not suitable for no bed of sand, it is hard to find a place to sleep every day, very poor.

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Amazing good work
Thanks!
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VERY, VERY nice! I love your last pic showing your tank in the cabinet,...super clean! As many have said, exceptional job.
Thanks. I like the clean and simple

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Less is more and this is a perfect example, congrates great tank
Thanks, I love every SPS can grow big.


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Old 10/06/2014, 11:44 AM   #19
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Socks, skimmer, and no refugium, no gfo, no carbon, no biopellets or vodka. I like it!


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Old 10/06/2014, 11:57 AM   #20
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When I saw this on the homepage, I literally said the word "Wow" out loud. That is an incredibly beautiful tank.


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Old 10/06/2014, 12:03 PM   #21
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Nice looking tank. Congratulations!


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Old 10/06/2014, 02:53 PM   #22
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Congrats. So beautiful and so clean. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 10/06/2014, 02:54 PM   #23
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I love the simplicity of this tank and it's serene look. Well done Xuan!


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Old 10/06/2014, 03:54 PM   #24
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great tank, i like the passage ways beneath the rocks


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Old 10/06/2014, 07:18 PM   #25
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Does anyone know what the white with black and yellow type wrasse is?


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