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Old 06/03/2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - June 2007

This month we are featuring Scott's (sidewinder770) and Erin’s (Reefmaiden) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Scott & Erin!








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Old 06/04/2007, 06:09 PM   #2
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Beautiful tank! Congrats!


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Old 06/04/2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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Stunning... this tank really shows your dedication and love for your hobby. congrats to both of you!....
love the stand and canopy too!


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Old 06/04/2007, 06:24 PM   #4
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Excellent write up for an excellent tank! I've read nearly every post of your build thread and your tank has inspired me along the way. Congratulations!!


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Old 06/04/2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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Where abouts in Arizona are you?


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Old 06/04/2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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Excellent looking tank, I am very jealous

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Old 06/04/2007, 07:35 PM   #7
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Holy Cow! You guys go all out for sure on these great tanks! I am just stunned, especially the behind the scenes work, plumbing, etc!

Awesome tank for sure! I so much look forward to the beginning of each month to see these masterpieces!!!

BTW - I absolutely just love the background!


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Old 06/04/2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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Congratulations........................beautiful work!!


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Old 06/04/2007, 08:54 PM   #9
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There has never been a more deserving reef, or reefers!

"soon to be wife"

And congrats on that as well, I think you should honeymoon at Canyon Lake.


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Old 06/04/2007, 10:30 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! It's certainly been an interesting project to say the least. We always love looking at the TOTM and they have always been an inspiration for us and always look forward to the informative articles in Reefkeeping Magazine. We are still suprised that we got nominated, but thanks to everyone who voted for us. Hopefully we have been able to give back to fellow reefers that which we have gained from them and Reef Central in particular.

Planning the system and putting it together is most of the fun for me and I'm glad we were able to share it with others.

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I'll keep it in mind, but I don't think Erin's too hip on a skiing on the lake kind of honeymoon but we'll definately have to hookup for a few laketrips this summer.


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Old 06/04/2007, 11:18 PM   #11
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Looked at TOTM and did a double take. I know that tank! As great as the pics are they don't do the tank, or the dedication to the hobby, justice.

Congratulations Scott and Erin!! For both the tank and upcoming nuptials.


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Old 06/04/2007, 11:18 PM   #12
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Well, I'm glad my TOTM nomination wasn't for naught....

Congrats Erin and Scott! You both definitely deserve the kudos.

Makes me feel proud to have the home-town (and the DIY crowd)represented this way.


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Old 06/04/2007, 11:24 PM   #13
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Outstanding setup, very impressive system. I love the woodwork, something to really be proud of.


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Old 06/04/2007, 11:30 PM   #14
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wow wow speechless wow


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Old 06/04/2007, 11:48 PM   #15
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Great tank. I'm going to have to look up your spray foam for sure. I love the plumbing too. Thanks for tanking the time for such a detailed write up.

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Old 06/04/2007, 11:58 PM   #16
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Old 06/05/2007, 01:34 AM   #17
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Very well deserved. I've been following the progress for sometime!


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Old 06/05/2007, 03:40 AM   #18
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Congrats on a beautiful tank. Loved your build thread as well


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Old 06/05/2007, 05:24 AM   #19
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LINEAR ACTUATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06/05/2007, 06:13 AM   #20
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Be very proud of yourselves, one of the best looking and planned out tanks I have seen in a along time, Congrats


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Old 06/05/2007, 06:38 AM   #21
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It looks like all the time and effort put into planning the tank was well worth it, the tank (and the woodwork, even the plumbing) looks wonderful.


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Old 06/05/2007, 07:25 AM   #22
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What a beautiful tank! I really like the pond foam texture for the back.


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Old 06/05/2007, 08:23 AM   #23
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Just stunning. Amazing collection of fish. What kinds of things do you do to prevent aggression and disease? Also awesome blue linkia. How long have you had him, any special care?


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Old 06/05/2007, 08:42 AM   #24
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We do have a lot of fish and it's been challenging at times trying to keep them all happy. Agressive fish haven't been too much of a problem but it has come up. We've had to pull a fish or 2 because they were getting to aggresive (such as a 6 line wrasse and having 2 scotts fairy wrasses) and find them other homes. We've also had to pull a few because they were nipping at things (Majestic angel, 1st regal angel). The blue Linkia has been with us since the beginning of the tank setup. If I remember correctly he was introduced about a month after the tank was cycled and other than the initial acclimation we haven't had to provide it with any special care.

The pond foam has worked out great and be sure to check out our build thread for lots of info on the application of it as well as lots of fellow reefer pics and info.

The woodwork was probably the longest part of the project. I've never made cabinets before so it was a fun experience to say the least. the plumbing was easy- I've had tanks for years so I'm very use to making PVC do what I want it to


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Old 06/05/2007, 08:57 AM   #25
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Beautiful tank! I just aquired a Longnose Butterfly and was wondering how do you manage to feed it with all the other agressive fish.


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