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Old 07/06/2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Tank Of The Month - July 2008

This month we are featuring Szymon Jankowski’s beautiful 206g reef aquarium:



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Congratulations, Szymon!







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Old 07/07/2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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No doubt about it.
Congratulation. Mr.Szymon.


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Old 07/07/2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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YEEEES!!!!!!! Congratulations, my brother! I am so happy!I it is a great day for You, nano-reef.pl community, and I think for all crazy reefers from Poland!


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Old 07/07/2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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Unbelievable tank.
Congrats Szymon.


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Old 07/07/2008, 10:03 AM   #5
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Old 07/07/2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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TOTM,,,congrats for the very beautiful tank,,cheer


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Old 07/07/2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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thank You everybody it does not matter tommorow working - today is the vodka day


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Old 07/07/2008, 10:25 AM   #8
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It's so incredibly clean!
Have to confess, I really am jealous.

Thanks,
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Old 07/07/2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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ive been thinking lately about switching to t5 and i think that your tank seals the deal! WHAT A TANK!!! you show the rest of us how patience and dilegence can really pay off! i wanted to ask you what the configuration of the ati and figi purple bulbs are? i dont have the space to retro 10, but i was thinking of doing 7-8 bulbs.

thanks for the inspiration!


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Old 07/07/2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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Congratulations. What problems did you experience with the corals while running the calcium reactor??


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Old 07/07/2008, 11:35 AM   #11
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I never respond to these things - but WOW! I love the tank and the colors!!

Especially the colors - and I'm glad to see such success with T-5s.

By far the nicest tank (for my style) that I've seen.

CONGRATS!!


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Old 07/07/2008, 11:56 AM   #12
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beautiful tank!!!!!

you said that all pictures were taken with a D40X and some were with a macro lense. what macro lense did you use? i am looking for a macro lense for my d40X and the close up pictures you took were amazing!!


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:08 PM   #13
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Awesome Tank!!!


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:16 PM   #14
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You doooo have a real freak tank, oh such a great reefkeeper!!!


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:18 PM   #15
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Smile Quarantine?

Great tank! I too use only T5's. But I was wondering if you quarantine your livestock, and if so, what are your quarantine methods?


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:35 PM   #16
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wow wow wow


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:47 PM   #17
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WOW... never seen such sludge. Is that in just a few days or something? Bubble King looks pretty good.

T5's are awesome. I think the tank could be brighter for my tastes. Might be the camera too? But the colors are popping nice.

Interesting... your opinion of refugiums. You don't even put any extra rock or anything in there. You just use a sock for carbon in there. Not even a carbon reactor... just a sock. I'm impressed with how simply it all is... YET you have a excellent results.

This Optiwhite glass... never heard of it personally... does it scratch just as much/easily as regular or Starphire glass?

Have to read a lot more about the "Balling Method". I'm not comfortable with the Ca+ reactors. I was thinking about using B-Ionic with a doser myself.

I thought the Phosban directions say to change once every 3 months. Does Rowaphos say 1 month?? You know there was an article here comparing the two and it was determined that Rowaphos costs a lot more and does not perform any better.. in fact, there may have actually be a drawback to it but now I forget.

I noticed... you add a lot of "coral" food items... AND supplements... several times a day with some. You have Anthias so they need feedings like that. Maybe that's why your Bubble King was so dirty?? There are some other TOTM guys here like PWhitby who don't add anything... and they have about the same # of fish as you so that's the source of food for corals.

I see you have an Elegence too... is it an Aussie? What's been your experience with that? Tips on care, etc.

Looks like you have SPS at the bottom of your tank too. Did your corals spawn to those places? Pretty far away from your lights. Your tank is 24" or 31" deep so that's not too deep... maybe your T5's are ok even for SPS (or "some" sps) at your sand level?

You run you Ca+ at only 380-400 too. Lower than a lot I've noticed evern with such HIGH demands as you have. Must have more to do with your dosing method maintaining constant levels. Most I also noticed run temps. 78-83'F.. .and you have 75-79. That's very interesting too. You don't have a CHILLER tho? Wow, your place is cold eh?


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Old 07/07/2008, 12:50 PM   #18
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wow awesome tank, its great seeing a t5 totm! congrats!


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:18 PM   #19
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thank You everybody it does not matter tommorow working - today is the vodka day
Great way to celebrate and great attitude! You certainly deserve it!


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:25 PM   #20
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great tank. i like the fewer, larger SPS colony look rather than a farm of frags.

i've also been looking into the balling "light" method for my upcoming tank. should be interesting to see if the practice gains momentum


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:28 PM   #21
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Congratulations, a truly stunning tank!!!


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:42 PM   #22
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Amazing tank! Very clean looking.


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:44 PM   #23
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Congratulations Szymon. It's nice to see someone from Poland with such an amazing tank. I'm also of Polish decent

I really appreciate your concern for efficiency. I'm also trying to make it paramount in my reef design. The equipment you've selected is undoubtedly some of the most efficient equipment available (Red Dragon, Tunze, Bubble King, etc). It obviously works very well - amazing coloration in your tank. Big thumbs up!


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Old 07/07/2008, 01:58 PM   #24
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Congratulation Szymon


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Old 07/07/2008, 02:21 PM   #25
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Szymon great job. You've amazing tank I'm waiting for next Polish Tank of the Month


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