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Old 01/05/2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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January 2011 Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring the beautiful 180-gallon SPS reef, 70-gallon Subtropical reef, and 60-gallon mixed reef of John Coppolino (copps).



More details can be found here.

Congratulations, John!

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Old 01/05/2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Yet another awesome tank Congrats John!


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Old 01/05/2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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Wow. Great stuff.

You make me want to be a better reefer.....


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Old 01/05/2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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John,

Congratulations!


Just when you think you're satisfied along comes a setup that makes you say "WOW! I want one of those." Great work and dedication!

Now for a couple quick questions:

1) I have a Coral Beauty and have always followed the obvious wives tale of one dwarf angel to a system. With your experience can you comment on building a group of Coral Beauty's? (I have a 240 with a school of damsels, a school of Bartlett Anthias, a Kole Tang, and a Yellow Tang.)

2) Also, which of the dwarfs have you found best suited to grouping and what are the most important factors in setting up a successful group?


Anyways, thanks for sharing! Now I have something to work towards: More tanks, and more fish


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Old 01/05/2011, 04:24 PM   #5
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John,

Now that I've picked up my jaw off of the floor, I can say "WOW!"

Amazing tanks!

I too have been a huge advocate of certain angels being "reef-safe" given the right environment. I grew tired of blindly accepting what others claimed to be the truth, and did my own research/experimentation and found that success can be had with this very beautiful fish.

I'm still a little in shock after looking at your TOTM, so I might have some questions for you after my brain starts functioning normally again.

Congrats!


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Old 01/05/2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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I have to admit that when I saw that you had won TOTM before I thought that someone was playing favorites but after I went through your pictures and comments I understand why you have received this tittle again. All of your tanks are amazing!! Congratulations.

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Old 01/05/2011, 07:44 PM   #7
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Congratulations, John! Your reef tanks and collection of rare and exotic reef fish are absolutely amazing.


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Old 01/05/2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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what, no fish list?


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Old 01/05/2011, 10:12 PM   #9
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congrats again! tanks are an inspiration. please tell a bit about the experience of keeping the ventralis.


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Old 01/06/2011, 08:41 AM   #10
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John. Congratulation.


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Old 01/06/2011, 10:59 AM   #11
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Congrats John! Awesome tanks! I believe I have a couple of your frags that are doing quite well.

I would also like to hear more about your success keeping Ventralis. I tried 2 a few years ago and they didn't make it past the first day.


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Old 01/06/2011, 11:30 AM   #12
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John. Congratulation!!
Do you feed corals? what do you give them?


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Old 01/06/2011, 05:04 PM   #13
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Tanks look amazing! Wish I had gotten to your talk in Omaha and pick your mind abit. Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future. Once again well done!!


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Old 01/06/2011, 05:16 PM   #14
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Wow....Just freakin',wow.


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Old 01/06/2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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Congratulations again John! Lookin packed! Nice coral formations!


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Old 01/07/2011, 01:06 PM   #16
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Congrats John!

Your tanks are as always awe-inspiring! You really have some special systems. The tables are incredible while your angel fish are majestic. Hopefully, I'll make it to DC soon to see it myself. We'll have to get you back down here in Dallas.

Hope you and your family are well!

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Old 01/07/2011, 02:38 PM   #17
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Wow! Thank you all so much! It is an absolute joy to share my system with all of you throughout the world!

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John,

Congratulations!


Just when you think you're satisfied along comes a setup that makes you say "WOW! I want one of those." Great work and dedication!

Now for a couple quick questions:

1) I have a Coral Beauty and have always followed the obvious wives tale of one dwarf angel to a system. With your experience can you comment on building a group of Coral Beauty's? (I have a 240 with a school of damsels, a school of Bartlett Anthias, a Kole Tang, and a Yellow Tang.)

2) Also, which of the dwarfs have you found best suited to grouping and what are the most important factors in setting up a successful group?


Anyways, thanks for sharing! Now I have something to work towards: More tanks, and more fish


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Hey Joe (and everyone else), there has been another thread in the Reef Fishes forum where I am the most where I have been addressing many things including the angels... please check this out and if anything is not answered there please let me know and I will be more than happy to help!

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1956081




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what, no fish list?
Yeah yeah... it's there, just not in a list format... read up!

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congrats again! tanks are an inspiration. please tell a bit about the experience of keeping the ventralis.
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Congrats John! Awesome tanks! I believe I have a couple of your frags that are doing quite well.

I would also like to hear more about your success keeping Ventralis. I tried 2 a few years ago and they didn't make it past the first day.
I got the ventralis when I was in Hawaii in September when they were just imported from the Marshalls. They were treated well throughout the chain of custody and I QTed them and kept them COOL... the two primary things I attribute my success to so far.

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John. Congratulation!!
Do you feed corals? what do you give them?
No not really... just with fish poop and light! That's all they need!

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Spectacular!

Would you be kind enough to tell me where you sourced the plastic mesh I noticed covering one of the tanks?


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Old 01/07/2011, 11:19 PM   #19
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Wow! I love your tanks. Can you show us how you set up your reef rooms. Additional pictures of the filtration system and chaeto tank setup would greatly be appreciated. I'm still new to the hobby and still learning. Much thanks.


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Old 01/08/2011, 07:39 AM   #20
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Wonderful setups and the most elegantly written and informative TOTM article so far. Thanks for taking the time to compose it.

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Would you be kind enough to tell me where you sourced the plastic mesh I noticed covering one of the tanks?
You can find it at home depot or bulkreefsupply.com


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Old 01/08/2011, 10:25 AM   #21
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Magnificent!Beautiful collection of Angelfishes and quality corals.

Can you take some pics of your sump and equipment so I can get some ideas?

Thanks.


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Old 01/08/2011, 04:11 PM   #22
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ph, redox?
it's fantastic!!!



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Old 01/08/2011, 05:26 PM   #23
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po4 and no3?


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Old 01/08/2011, 09:30 PM   #24
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Good evening John !

Congratulations from Panama beautiful and very impressed with yr tanks and all of your set-ups !! Also very informative your comments in general.
I have 2 questions for you:
1) the distance of the lights from the surface of the water to the bulbs. mine are abt 10
inches 3 x 250W 14K M. Halides.
2) dimensions of your main tank 180 glns.
I started months ago with few sps frags purchased in Miami and I wonder if the distance is OK !! my tank is 150 glns capacity.
thanks in advance yr kind attention.

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You can find it at home depot or bulkreefsupply.com[/QUOTE]

Much obliged Potsy!


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