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Unread 01/30/2002, 05:31 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - Feb 2002

This month we are featuring John Susbilla's (aka Tubs) awesome 100 gallon reef tank. www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-02/totm



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Unread 02/04/2002, 10:08 PM   #2
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Congrads John, Awsome tank.

It is getting crowded though so he need to get rid of those little things so he can ship some SPS to me. John I don't give up hehehe

Well deserved

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Unread 02/04/2002, 10:51 PM   #3
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Sweet tank!!!

Congratulations!


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Unread 02/04/2002, 11:20 PM   #4
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Very nice...

Can you give us some details about how you take your mirror shots?

Thanks,

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Unread 02/05/2002, 05:58 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Well Picked!

What an inspiration!....probably cant keep up with the awards he has gotten either...Way to go John! Has had an awesome tank and has been winning words ever since I started...truly has a love for the hobby!


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Unread 02/05/2002, 07:00 AM   #6
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As always John.....beautiful setup! Congratulations.


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Unread 02/05/2002, 10:37 AM   #7
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John,
You already know that I think your collection is a work of art and your web site is awesome so a hearty and well deserved congratulations!

Best regards,
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Unread 02/05/2002, 11:33 AM   #8
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Thanks Barry, Reefette, Ryan, Kev, Scubadude, and Andy,

Really appreciate it but also a big kudos to the Reefkeeping crew for all the hard work they put into the new mag.

Ryan, it is rather simple. Turn off all pumps (including powerheads) and fans or anything that may cause a ripple on the surface. Let the tank settle for a couple of minutes and shoot from a lower vantage point and focus on the mirror not the corals themselves. One key point to remember is to focus on a spot that has the most washout (brightest light or reflections of corals or rock) and the camera should automatically adjust light levels to prevent washouts. This is typically at the top of the tank anyway.

HTH and thanks again all,


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Unread 02/05/2002, 06:48 PM   #9
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John, Awesome tank, website and much deserved props to ya. I live int he north bay and would love to see your tank in person. Do you ever have visitors? Would love to get some frags since you are so filled up . It is always worth a try . But seriously, let me know if you are into showing off. I'll make a road trip of it.


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Unread 02/05/2002, 06:58 PM   #10
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Beautiful tank, congrats


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That is absolutely the best tank that I have ever seen! I went to your site and looked at your full tank pics and the growth and coloration from February of last year until your latest pics is unbelievable! Congratulations, it is well deserved!

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Unread 02/05/2002, 08:58 PM   #12
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Lightbulb SUE PRUET EGARDING JOHN'S SPS TANK

Hey John, great tank; that isthe best home tank I have seen to date;even better than best LFS around here in Houston; you mentioned that you get your coral frags from all over; I wanted to know if you could provide me farther information about aquiring corals from Sue Pruett being that I live in Texas and the fact that you aquire corals from her too. thank you


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Unread 02/06/2002, 04:37 PM   #13
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Thanks again,

Slojmn, anytime you're around the area let me know or just send me an email. I get together with other reefers in the area once in a while.

Jakob, Sue has an awesome collection of SPS and she is a member of RC as well as other boards. Her name is Sue Truett and you'll find her through a search.


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Unread 02/08/2002, 03:16 PM   #14
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John,

As always, looking good! Congrats on the Honors.

I can tell everyone here that John really has a great hand at what he's doing. Seeing his tanks in person is worth it if ever in the bay area.

I think John is one of few I could consider a Pro. at taking pictures of his beautiful reef.

Great Job!

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Unread 02/25/2002, 02:06 AM   #15
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Just want to direct John's attention to this follow-up thread. http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin...threadid=66611


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Unread 03/05/2003, 08:01 PM   #16
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Thumbs up Tank and Xenia comment & question

Excellent web site and tank setup. I've been interested in downsizing from 150 to 120. Don't like the height on the 120 though. Now that I saw yours probably have one custom built 100 gal. Mainly interested in the depth.

Any reason why you don't have 2 overflows? How large is the overflow box? Would you change anything on that tank that you didn't think about before?

Finally, I liked that point about using Xenia for nutrient transport. I have a 58 gal tank with mostly soft corals, and 3 inch sandbed. Just use snails for algae control. One thing I noticed though is I'm harvesting the Xenia out of the tank the same way I'm harvesting Caulerpa. As a matter of fact, the Xenia grows on the caulerpa. The nice thing is there is no algae in the tank, I feed it like crazy and I'm not using a skimmer. Never connected the two until you mentioned that about the Xenia.


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