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Old 03/01/2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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March 2015 Tank of the Month!!!

This month we are featuring Elliott's (Elliott) 900 US-gallon reef aquarium.





More details can be found here.


Congratulations, Elliott!


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Old 03/03/2015, 02:00 AM   #2
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All I can say is WOW!
Congratulations, Elliot! Thank you for sharing with us


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Old 03/03/2015, 03:59 AM   #3
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Very nice! Congrats! :-)


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Old 03/03/2015, 10:56 AM   #4
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Holy Cow! The density and variety of life in it is just amazing.


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Old 03/03/2015, 12:08 PM   #5
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WOW!! tank of the year you mean? lol


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Old 03/03/2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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Well deserved Elliot, you have quite the setup there. I had almost forgotten about the auto frozen food feeder you made. Just WOW


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Old 03/03/2015, 01:57 PM   #7
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Now that's an aquarium!!! Oh I can only dream.


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Old 03/03/2015, 04:13 PM   #8
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Old 03/03/2015, 04:53 PM   #9
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Congrats and a beautiful tank. Very interesting method with the aggressive wet skimming!

One observation about the carpet anemone and clowns though (I am a nem enthusiast) -- I highly doubt that those clowns were collected with the anemone, as s. haddoni does not host a. ocellaris clowns in the wild.


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Congrats and a beautiful tank. Very interesting method with the aggressive wet skimming!

One observation about the carpet anemone and clowns though (I am a nem enthusiast) -- I highly doubt that those clowns were collected with the anemone, as s. haddoni does not host a. ocellaris clowns in the wild.
Let's not scrutinize, just enjoy the beautiful pictures and tank


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:42 PM   #11
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Let's not scrutinize, just enjoy the beautiful pictures and tank
Just the facts, sir, in pursuit of better science and knowledge for all.


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:52 PM   #12
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nice job! congrats!


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:56 PM   #13
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Nicely done and congrats.


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Old 03/03/2015, 05:57 PM   #14
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Beautiful tank and your innovation is inspiring. Well Done !


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Old 03/03/2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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All I can say is WOW!
Congratulations, Elliot! Thank you for sharing with us
thank you DgenR8, I appreciate it

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Very nice! Congrats! :-)
many thanks Pny


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Holy Cow! The density and variety of life in it is just amazing.

thank you kfisc, yeah maybe a little too crowded, lol

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WOW!! tank of the year you mean? lol
thank you syngraves for the kind words
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Well deserved Elliot, you have quite the setup there. I had almost forgotten about the auto frozen food feeder you made. Just WOW
many thank Dmorty217, appreciate your comments

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Now that's an aquarium!!! Oh I can only dream.
thanks Mark, much appreciated!


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Congrats Elliott.
thanks buddy!


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Congrats and a beautiful tank. Very interesting method with the aggressive wet skimming!

One observation about the carpet anemone and clowns though (I am a nem enthusiast) -- I highly doubt that those clowns were collected with the anemone, as s. haddoni does not host a. ocellaris clowns in the wild.
thank you addictedreefer, you can find more about wet skimming water changes on this forum, which is where I learned about it!

good to know about the Haddoni, I didn't know that

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nice job! congrats!
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Nicely done and congrats.
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Beautiful tank and your innovation is inspiring. Well Done !
thank you Stackemdeep, much appreciated!


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Old 03/03/2015, 08:00 PM   #16
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Congratulations, Elliott!

thank you Genetics and for all your help with the write up!


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Old 03/03/2015, 11:40 PM   #17
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Congrats Elliott. Well deserved. Thanks for being an influence for everyone.


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Old 03/04/2015, 02:19 AM   #18
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Elliot,

I am so happy to see your tank as TOTM, it is such a well deserved recognition. The things you have done with your system are simply amazing and I feel have advanced the hobby in many ways. I really appreciate you taking the time in writing a very detailed TOTM article as it has a lot of great information on how your system runs and why you implemented things. And thank you for keeping your RC Thread updated and taking the time to answer everyones questions. Your knowledge about the hobby is second to no one.

Your photos and videos are great, but to stand in front of your tank and enjoy the window to one of the best reefs in the world is a privilege (and yes, I am lucky enough to live 10 minutes down the road).

Your tank is digital now on a large scale and is available for the world to enjoy and learn from for years to come.

Thanks again for sharing your incredible system with us.


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Old 03/04/2015, 06:57 AM   #19
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Congrats Elliott. Well deserved. Thanks for being an influence for everyone.
thanks so much worm5406, I greatly appreciate it


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Elliot,

I am so happy to see your tank as TOTM, it is such a well deserved recognition. The things you have done with your system are simply amazing and I feel have advanced the hobby in many ways. I really appreciate you taking the time in writing a very detailed TOTM article as it has a lot of great information on how your system runs and why you implemented things. And thank you for keeping your RC Thread updated and taking the time to answer everyones questions. Your knowledge about the hobby is second to no one.

Your photos and videos are great, but to stand in front of your tank and enjoy the window to one of the best reefs in the world is a privilege (and yes, I am lucky enough to live 10 minutes down the road).

Your tank is digital now on a large scale and is available for the world to enjoy and learn from for years to come.

Thanks again for sharing your incredible system with us.
thanks buddy, best part of this hobby is getting to meet people like you

appreciate all your kind words


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Old 03/04/2015, 08:43 AM   #20
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Elliott congratulations. I have a much smaller tank (75G) lit with 2 AI SOL Blues. While some SPS do well others bleach and die. Would you mind sharing your settings and any tips for operating these lights? I've toyed with upgrading to Hydra52's because of the full spectrum lighting but your tank renews my hope that these lights will work with SPS. Thanks for your help.


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Old 03/04/2015, 09:02 AM   #21
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Elliott congratulations. I have a much smaller tank (75G) lit with 2 AI SOL Blues. While some SPS do well others bleach and die. Would you mind sharing your settings and any tips for operating these lights? I've toyed with upgrading to Hydra52's because of the full spectrum lighting but your tank renews my hope that these lights will work with SPS. Thanks for your help.
thanks crs751

I can assure you your Ai sol blues will work just fine with SPS coral, my intensity settings are 40% white and 85% blue, I run a 10 hr photo period that includes 30 minutes ramping up and down on both ends. Par measurements average 100-130 on the sand bed (not including 15% upward adjustment for LEDs). Light fixtures are 10" above the water line, tank is 3 ft deep.

I believe the difficulties most people have with LEDs, especially bleaching, are due to excessive intensities, in part due to the efficient focal properties of the lenses.

Each time I have attempted to increase intensities my corals have suffered, so I've stopped trying. I believe the blue wavelengths are most important.


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TOTM, March 2015

Current Tank Info: tank video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1dI7mdnGU ,900g in wall mixed reef, another 500g sumps, 19 AI Sol LED's, 2 CL's w/VFD's controlled pumps to 24 eductors, 2 Tunze WB's, 2 Barr 5220's and RK2 25PE and BK500, etc
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Old 03/04/2015, 09:16 AM   #22
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Simply amazing from the display tank to the extensive automation. He needs to win the award for King of automation. I wouldn't even know where to start.


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Old 03/04/2015, 04:42 PM   #23
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Simply amazing from the display tank to the extensive automation. He needs to win the award for King of automation. I wouldn't even know where to start.
thank you kniquy, appreciate your kind remarks


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TOTM, March 2015

Current Tank Info: tank video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1dI7mdnGU ,900g in wall mixed reef, another 500g sumps, 19 AI Sol LED's, 2 CL's w/VFD's controlled pumps to 24 eductors, 2 Tunze WB's, 2 Barr 5220's and RK2 25PE and BK500, etc
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Old 03/04/2015, 04:56 PM   #24
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Class in glass. Well done sir.


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Old 03/04/2015, 09:09 PM   #25
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Hi Elliott, my congratulations from Panama beautiful and healthy tank.
Can you tell me where I can get mor information about the AI SOl LEDS lights ?

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