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Unread 11/08/2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - November 2008

This month we are featuring Luis Gonzalez’s beautiful 125-gallon reef aquarium:



More details can be found here or by clicking on the picture above.

Congratulations, Luisgo!







If you'd like to nominate a tank for Tank of the Month, click here
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Unread 11/08/2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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Congrats Luis! Those are some stellar pics!


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Unread 11/08/2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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Another pic of Luis' tank




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Unread 11/08/2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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A nice change to see a softie, LPS tank with a fairly simply set up as opposed to the normal, high tech SPS tanks.

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Unread 11/08/2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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Awesome tank-


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Unread 11/08/2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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Good to see a soft coral tank as TOTM, we all know how tough is to keep a colorfull stony coral tank, but sometimes it's great to see different kinds.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 01:44 AM   #7
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2 thumbs up for an awesome reef Luisgo. Lean, clean and pristine, great job.

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Unread 11/09/2008, 05:36 AM   #8
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Nice looking tank. Congratulations.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 05:56 AM   #9
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hey, congratulations , luisgo. i`m confident of your efforts.
thanks for share with us you experince.
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Unread 11/09/2008, 06:01 AM   #10
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Your photography is incredible. Have any of those pictures in a larger format? You know, for my desktop background :-)


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Unread 11/09/2008, 06:46 AM   #11
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Looks great, like a slice of a real reef


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Unread 11/09/2008, 07:04 AM   #12
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This one of the nicest and simplest TOTM I have seen.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 08:06 AM   #13
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Thanks to all for your comments and for selecting my tank as tank of the month at Reefkeeping Magazine. Especially to Stephen Hopple for helping me with putting together this.

This is more than an honor that my tank is presented with the SPS monsters we see every month here. Movement and color of my LPS and softies is as amazing as SPS to watch.

These are more current photo of my reef. The first photo included in the magazine is my tank in September 2007. I think that now it looks a lot better.







If somebody wants a higher resolution image please let me know.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 09:29 AM   #14
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Wow, watching to corals flow and move in that tank must be AMAZING!! Soooo relaxing to watch, I bet! Great job on a well grown-in tank Luis!


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Unread 11/09/2008, 12:41 PM   #15
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Beautiful softies, and the movement in that tank must be hypnotic. Luisgo, do you dose iodine at all? I'm not familiar with Reef Plus or Reef Trace and wonder if they contain iodine. I see your gorgs all have good polyp extension and appear robustly healthy.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 01:17 PM   #16
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Luis this is awesome!!! Like I told you when you let me in on the news a couple of weeks ago, congrats!!!!!

I've seen this system up close and the most rewarding thing is how simple it is, no fortune spent on this which just let's everybody know that its doable for anybody.

Congrats again Luis!!!!


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Unread 11/09/2008, 01:19 PM   #17
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jay2525 - Not sure why that first photo was selected. According to "Hop" it may be changed to a more recent photo.

reefkeeper2 - I am not using Iodine but Reef Plus is a Full spectrum, vitamin supplement that contains iodine. All my gorgonians improved when the calcium reactor was installed. I think that proper levels of calcium are one of the reasons they are so healthy.


Reef Plus Ingredients: Ascorbic acid, glutamate, niacin, arginine, lysine, tyrosine, pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamin, choline, inositol, Vitamin B12, potassium bromide, potassium iodide, boric acid, manganese sulfate, sodium molybdate, ferric chloride, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, cobalt sulfate, rubidium chloride, vanadium sulfate, nickel chloride, and stannous chloride.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 02:04 PM   #18
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By the way, those newer photos are a heck of a lot better... I hope the reefkeeping team will slip those into the article.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 03:10 PM   #19
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If somebody wants a higher resolution image please let me know.
That's an AWESOME FTS. Your reef has grown to be so impressive in only one year since that first shot. Very nicely done.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 03:40 PM   #20
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Luisgo, I'm not surprised that there is some iodine in the supplements your using. Whenever I have stopped supplementing iodine, the gorgs in my tank have declined. Some people can get enough supplemented with just water changes. Presently I'm using Lugols, but I'm finding it too difficult in that the levels in my tank seem to fluctuate and I have to constantly adjust the dose. I think I will change to something else. My favorite pic is of your blue gorgonian with the fantastic polyps . Beautiful!


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Unread 11/09/2008, 04:32 PM   #21
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When I was told that my tank was selected for tank of the month I knew there were going to be some complaints from SPS fans. I have to say that is no surprise that there are some negative comments about my tank. The other thing is that the first photo is not the best.

Thanks to all who really appreciate my reef.

The blue hermit with the blue mushroom on top is also one of my favorites. Those are the kind of photos that you need to have your camera close. Once in a lifetime!


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Unread 11/09/2008, 04:42 PM   #22
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luisgo beautiful tank. You should feel proud of what you have acomplished and I hope what ever negative comments don't take away from it.

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Unread 11/09/2008, 04:46 PM   #23
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Nice tank. Congratulations.


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Unread 11/09/2008, 05:22 PM   #24
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Although I do like the look of SPS dominated reefs I have to say not only is a Softie reef a nice change, but Luisgo's reef is astonishly beautiful. Congrats for TOTM


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Unread 11/09/2008, 05:30 PM   #25
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Beautiful tank, congratulations.!


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