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Old 12/08/2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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December 2014 Tank of the Month!!!

This month we are featuring Ian Geronimo's (sweet ride) 110 US-gallon reef aquarium.





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Congratulations, Ian!


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Old 12/09/2014, 01:47 AM   #2
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Great Job, Ian! Thank you for letting us into your reef


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Old 12/09/2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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Congrats lan!
Well deserved
That's an awesome tank


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Old 12/09/2014, 05:31 AM   #4
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congrats man!
amazing tank!


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Old 12/09/2014, 05:44 AM   #5
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Looks good but the FTS looks dark? Is that how dark it actually looks in real life?


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Old 12/09/2014, 05:59 AM   #6
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Gratz well deserved stunning reef cant tell you how many times I have viewed this lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snyUImxzr1o


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Old 12/09/2014, 11:05 AM   #7
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Congrats, awesome tank!! Been following for quite a while, hoping you would get a TOTM!


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Old 12/09/2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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Old 12/09/2014, 04:59 PM   #9
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Amazing piece of the ocean you have there. Congrats.


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Old 12/09/2014, 05:13 PM   #10
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I've had the privilege of seeing Ian's tank in person and this is well deserved, congrats!


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Old 12/09/2014, 06:40 PM   #11
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Wow that is an awesome tank! Congrats on the TOTM.


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Old 12/09/2014, 07:38 PM   #12
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Congrats!!! Sweetride!!


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Old 12/09/2014, 10:04 PM   #13
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Congratulation, beautiful tank
"The system has been running for 5 years and I never had a heater in it"
does that mean you have no heaters, if yes can you please explain how. Thanks


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Old 12/10/2014, 12:14 AM   #14
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This month we are featuring Ian Geronimo's (sweet ride) 110 US-gallon reef aquarium.





More details can be found here.


Congratulations, Ian!


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.
Thanks again Nate and thank you Reef Central & Reefkeeper Magazine team


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Great Job, Ian! Thank you for letting us into your reef
DgenR8 - thanks! and actually thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my reef with everyone!


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Congrats lan!
Well deserved
That's an awesome tank
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Old 12/10/2014, 12:21 AM   #15
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congrats man!
amazing tank!
pyithar - thanks!


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Looks good but the FTS looks dark? Is that how dark it actually looks in real life?
joshky - thanks! Ya the photo was a bit darker as I didn't want to overexpose the top of the tank.


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Gratz well deserved stunning reef cant tell you how many times I have viewed this lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snyUImxzr1o
SeargentSlice - thanks! haha so u've found that video also!


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Old 12/10/2014, 12:25 AM   #16
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Congrats, awesome tank!! Been following for quite a while, hoping you would get a TOTM!
newbie2 - thanks! this is a great advance christmas gift in many ways!!!


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Congratulation.
s2nhle - thank you!


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Amazing piece of the ocean you have there. Congrats.
solitude127 - thanks! i've always called it "ocean in a glass box in my living room!"


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Old 12/10/2014, 12:57 AM   #17
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I've had the privilege of seeing Ian's tank in person and this is well deserved, congrats!
Roger - thanks for the kind words!


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Wow that is an awesome tank! Congrats on the TOTM.
Fragtastic Reef - thank you!


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Congrats!!! Sweetride!!
Bill - thanks!


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Congratulation, beautiful tank
"The system has been running for 5 years and I never had a heater in it"
does that mean you have no heaters, if yes can you please explain how. Thanks
rq786 - thank you! That is correct i've never had any heater in the system at all. What I believe helps maintain the temperature of the system is primarily where the system is located (main floor) & return pump (known to add heat to any system). The current light fixture does also add a bit of heat to the system but not as much as when I was using MH as the primary light source.


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Old 12/10/2014, 04:17 AM   #18
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Congrats. RC TOTM is like the Oscars of the reefkeeping world. Any other is nice, but it just isnt the same as the Oscars. So well done in creating a system that derserves such recognition.


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Old 12/10/2014, 06:45 AM   #19
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joshky - thanks! Ya the photo was a bit darker as I didn't want to overexpose the top of the tank.
Absolutely stunning reef Ian, the artistry involved in creating such a beautiful display with the constraints of a peninsula tank just blows me away. TOTM indeed

Hope you don't mind but i tweaked your light levels a bit....




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Old 12/10/2014, 07:36 AM   #20
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joshky - thanks! Ya the photo was a bit darker as I didn't want to overexpose the top of the tank.
I see, well regardless it's a great tank. Thanks for sharing your reef with us, and congratulations!!


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Old 12/10/2014, 10:19 AM   #21
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Congratulations! A tank to aspire to! The tank shows hard work and dedication...


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Old 12/10/2014, 03:34 PM   #22
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Outstanding tank, congrats!

How to you run your lighting on the frag section of the sump? Is it run opposite the display or the same photoperiods?


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Old 12/10/2014, 05:20 PM   #23
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Ian Geronimo's (sweet ride) 110 US-gallon reef aquarium.

A piece of art. Beautiful reef tank.
BTW, what kind of camera, macro lens and settings was used to shoot those beautiful pictures ? Again, congratulations.


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Old 12/10/2014, 11:18 PM   #24
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Congrats. RC TOTM is like the Oscars of the reefkeeping world. Any other is nice, but it just isnt the same as the Oscars. So well done in creating a system that derserves such recognition.
sahin - thanks for the kind words! you're absolutely correct RC TOTM is one of the best recognition that someone can receive in this hobby.


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Absolutely stunning reef Ian, the artistry involved in creating such a beautiful display with the constraints of a peninsula tank just blows me away. TOTM indeed

Hope you don't mind but i tweaked your light levels a bit....

biggles - thanks for the kind words! true peninsula does have it's own limitation specially if you consider that the display tank is only 18" wide less the glass now my internal dimension in only 17" wide. however I've always looked at it as almost having two different system the left side and the right side the combination of corals and how it grows will never look the same as the other side.....

as per your tweaking, that looks really good thanks! it shows how each coral contrast to each other



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I see, well regardless it's a great tank. Thanks for sharing your reef with us, and congratulations!!
josh - the re-tweaked photo on top should show a bit more color! and thanks again!


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Congratulations! A tank to aspire to! The tank shows hard work and dedication...
Jiinx - thanks for the kind words.


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Outstanding tank, congrats!

How to you run your lighting on the frag section of the sump? Is it run opposite the display or the same photoperiods?
Gabriel - that is correct the lighting on the frag section of the sump is run opposite to the display light.



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A piece of art. Beautiful reef tank.
BTW, what kind of camera, macro lens and settings was used to shoot those beautiful pictures ? Again, congratulations.
ttnguyen98 - thanks for the kind words! All the photos was taken with Canon 6D, as per lens it was a combination of 100mm f/2.8L Macro and 24-105mm f/4L, WB on the camera is set between 8K to 10K, aperture mode between f 4.0 to F 8.0, ISO 400 - 800. hope this helps.


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Old 12/11/2014, 01:34 AM   #25
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Absolutely gorgeous reef! Something to aspire to. Congrats!


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