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Old 02/06/2006, 10:47 AM   #76
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Congratulations, just wanted to say you have one of the most naturally beautiful tanks I have ever seen!!!


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Old 02/06/2006, 10:51 AM   #77
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Hey Greg. The tank is located in a store dealing with fireplaces.
Thanks! I live in Florida but I'd still buy a fireplace from him just to check out the tank!


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While this tank of the month is clearly beautiful and envy of every hobbist, I'd like to ask something slightly different. This tank is setup less than 1 year (not sure exactly how long, but the article mentions the initial remodeling date). Should we celebrate a tank that's in its infancy? If achieving a balanced (and beautiful) miniecosystem is one the goals of this hobby, then longevity is clearly an important consideration. There are several tanks that've been around for a long time, I propose we consider "old" tanks for TOM too. Again, this is not a criticism of this tank, which may be just as beautiful in 10 years.
I don't think that a tank should be looked at less because of it's success early on, rather it is more of an accomplishment to be able to make the ecosystem work correctly quickly.


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Old 02/06/2006, 10:52 AM   #78
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Yes, Sinbad. We consider old tanks too. If you'd like to nominate some, feel free to use the link in my first post of this thread. I have never intended to rule out ANY tanks from possible inclusion. Small, large, medium... size is not an issue. Nor are most any other criteria.

And, as a counterpoint, should I only select OLD tanks? If so, I doubt I'd be able to find a Tank of the Month each month. Maybe every six months, if that was the criteria.


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Old 02/06/2006, 11:01 AM   #79
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to this is one of the top ten most beutiful tanks i have seen on this site


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Old 02/06/2006, 11:11 AM   #80
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My jaw dropped at work when I saw this. Too bad the owner is not a regular here at RC. I have much to learn...


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Old 02/06/2006, 11:16 AM   #81
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The tank is so gorgoeous, what a fantastic job, it was very interesting reading about how it was built. Just stunning, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!


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Old 02/06/2006, 11:52 AM   #82
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Old 02/06/2006, 11:54 AM   #83
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That tank could have been full of goldfish and I would still vote it tank of the month Who cares how old it is. Thats age discrimination. I bet that this tank will be even more unbelieveable in a few years. I mean common this guy changes his sand bed b/c he wants to keep it white. Its going to survive.


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:23 PM   #84
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Wow wow wow. Truly an inspiration!

On another note, has anyone ever thought about taking all the "Tanks of the Month" and having all the members vote on a "Tank of the Year" in December?


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:24 PM   #85
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I thought water changes were burdensome, I can't even imagine the dedication to changing the sandbed regularly. What an amazing achievement !!! The schooling fish are incredible, as are the corals


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:36 PM   #86
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Absolutly beautiful.


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:36 PM   #87
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Absolutly beautiful.


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:37 PM   #88
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WOW! stunning to say the least


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Old 02/06/2006, 12:46 PM   #89
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HO, HUM... Yea right!! Simply incredible!


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Old 02/06/2006, 01:20 PM   #90
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I am at a total loss for words. Once you think you have seen it all. Not only do I love the tank, but the room as well. Overall a wonderful oasis you have created. Great craftsmanship.

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Old 02/06/2006, 01:41 PM   #91
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Definitely my idol tank...I have been drooling over this system since I laid eyes on it, and I'm glad it's finally getting the recognition it more than deserves!

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wow.....
that is an amazing tank, I'm glad that everything is real and that it has a sandbed.
I'm also curious as to what business it is in. Also, do you have any pics of the 125g seahorse tank that was mentioned?
...a sandbed that he changes out every few weeks (per the article)!

I too would love to see pics of the seahorse tank--I'm sure it's stunning as well.


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Old 02/06/2006, 02:03 PM   #92
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Here's a pic of the seahorse-tank:



Apart from seahorses, there are also different gobies and pipefish in this tank. It is lit by T5 bulbs.


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Old 02/06/2006, 02:14 PM   #93
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congrats!!! awsome tank, long overdue.


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Old 02/06/2006, 02:20 PM   #94
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I have seen this tank for real ones, you can stare at it for hours.

For the many who asked:

It stands in a fireplace showroom


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Old 02/06/2006, 02:31 PM   #95
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Old 02/06/2006, 02:53 PM   #96
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Here's a pic of the seahorse-tank:

Apart from seahorses, there are also different gobies and pipefish in this tank. It is lit by T5 bulbs.
Thanks, Tanu! Very nice setup, of course.


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Old 02/06/2006, 03:08 PM   #97
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This is the best tank I've seen ever.


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Old 02/06/2006, 03:33 PM   #98
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One of a kind.


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Old 02/06/2006, 03:34 PM   #99
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Should have added the seahorse tank is also better lookin than my tank.


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Old 02/06/2006, 03:37 PM   #100
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Wow, congratulation...beautifull aquarium.

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