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Old 01/04/2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - January '07

This month we are featuring Alberto Santilli's beautiful reef aquarium - A Reef From Rome:



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

Congratulations, Alberto!

Note: Alberto does not speak English, so some of his reefkeeping friends from Reef Italia will be responding to questions as their time permits.






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Old 01/05/2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Beautiful tank! great job, congratulations Alberto...


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Old 01/05/2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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An inspiration...Nice job!!


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Old 01/05/2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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nice! good job...the italians know thier shi* it seems...


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Old 01/05/2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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Bellissimo Alberto!!


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Old 01/05/2007, 05:56 PM   #6
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Magnificent!!!


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Old 01/05/2007, 05:57 PM   #7
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What a great tank! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have a question though: Would you care to explain what the "blue coral method" is?


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Old 01/05/2007, 06:04 PM   #8
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That is an amazing tank. I have never seen someone with the tank on the balcony and i don't understand exatly what you do mwith it. where did you get info on an outside tank any web sites? But one of the best tanks i have seen.


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Old 01/05/2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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Remember folks... Alberto does not speak English. Hopefully, some of his friends will chime in here with what they know.


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Old 01/05/2007, 06:28 PM   #10
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Beautiful tank:
Could you explain your oxygenation system to alleviate co2 in more detail ?


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Old 01/05/2007, 06:37 PM   #11
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Great Alberto! I will send some translators over!

espenlg, there is a huge thread under the SPS section that talks about the Blu Coral method which uses HGH (human steroids).


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Old 01/05/2007, 07:10 PM   #12
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Your tank is a work of art! Congrats on the TOTM.....


Il vostro carro armato è un'opera d'arte! Congrats sul TOTM.....



Try this site to translate
http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/


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Old 01/05/2007, 07:13 PM   #13
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What a great tank! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have a question though: Would you care to explain what the "blue coral method" is?
That's what I would like to know as well.


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Old 01/05/2007, 08:12 PM   #14
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Here's the thread in the SPS forum where the Blu Coral method is discussed (as well as a few other things).

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=971190


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Old 01/05/2007, 09:01 PM   #15
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Awesome tank, obviously! What are anyone's thoughts of the parameters? Some dont seem what most think is OK...and it is cool to see a successful tank with such parameters. I know the whole thing about consistency, but Im just curious for the sake of debate.


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Old 01/05/2007, 11:13 PM   #16
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Alberto:

Gorgeous tank...thanks for sharing!


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Old 01/06/2007, 01:39 AM   #17
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Great Alberto! I will send some translators over!

espenlg, there is a huge thread under the SPS section that talks about the Blu Coral method which uses HGH (human steroids).
I want to remember you that Alberto don't use HGH in his tank...

this is the classic blu coral method but withot HGH.
look the post on the sps section and than you understand....

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=971190

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Old 01/06/2007, 03:29 AM   #18
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Complimenti Alberto! Mi è piaciuto tradurre l'articolo. Ho visto le foto quando ho visitato Bisck (Leo) a Firenze. Ciao!


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I want to remember you that Alberto don't use HGH in his tank...

this is the classic blu coral method but withot HGH.
look the post on the sps section and than you understand....

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=971190

Ciao Fabio.
Fabio, the tank was presented to me by Ocean Drive which does use HGH, "Alberto uses BC method with HGH".


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Old 01/06/2007, 06:00 AM   #20
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Awesome tank, obviously! What are anyone's thoughts of the parameters? Some dont seem what most think is OK...and it is cool to see a successful tank with such parameters. I know the whole thing about consistency, but Im just curious for the sake of debate.
This is a trend in Italy as increased parameters provide increased growth. Those aquariums that have insane growth like Alberto, have these excessive parameters. Stability is key, but so is genetically as some corals may not respond well to this environment.


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Fabio, the tank was presented to me by Ocean Drive which does use HGH, "Alberto uses BC method with HGH".
Ed, ti scrivo in italiano, altrimenti non riesco a spiegarti bene.Ti assicuro che Alberto NON usa il hgh. Sono stato a casa sua insieme a Leonardo (bisck) e Fra2 e abbiamo fatto una lunga chiacchierata...ci ha spiegato per bene come gestisce la vasca...e quella non è opera dell'ormone! ma solo e soltanto della sua bravura!sia nella costruzione della parte tecnica, che nel gestire la vasca.....

Se poi apri l'articolo, appena sotto la prima foto c'è scritto :"A tank maintained with the Blu Coral method without HGH (Human Growth Hormone)."



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Old 01/06/2007, 10:13 AM   #22
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Alberto-
Absolutely gorgeous tank! The colors are brillant! Keep up the great work.

I would like to know the name that goes along with the solid blue color coral in the picture under inhabitants (far right column of pictures-bottom picture). The coral is also in the bottom far right side of the picture. I'm looking for blue colors to add to my tank in the future and the one in your tank is awesome!

thanks Jolene

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Old 01/06/2007, 10:19 AM   #23
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This is a trend in Italy as increased parameters provide increased growth. Those aquariums that have insane growth like Alberto, have these excessive parameters. Stability is key, but so is genetically as some corals may not respond well to this environment.
AAAHHHH... I see, didnt know about that, invincible. Thanks for the clarification!


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Old 01/06/2007, 10:36 AM   #24
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Complimenti Alberto!

sempre più bella.


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Old 01/06/2007, 03:35 PM   #25
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nice tank......love the maturity of the tank


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