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Unread 09/02/2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - September 2007

This month we are featuring Mike Leonard's (acropora nut) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Mike!








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Unread 09/05/2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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Congrats Mike. Awesome tank!!!!


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Unread 09/06/2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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very very nice tank. Did I miss in the article how often you change your bulbs?


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Unread 09/06/2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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Unread 09/06/2007, 10:24 AM   #5
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simply amazing. i wish i could afford to have the stuff you have.. im so jealous...


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Unread 09/06/2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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i love it! well worth the wait for the pics and behind the scenes knowledge


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Unread 09/06/2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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One word says it all...AWESOME! You gave me the sps bug again!


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Unread 09/06/2007, 11:53 AM   #8
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Good god that is an amazing tank. Grats on TOTM, you deserve it.


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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:17 PM   #9
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probably one of the best to come on TOM .i like the way you explained what you do and why ...


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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:29 PM   #10
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Absolutley beautiful!
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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:45 PM   #11
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you had mentioned about magnesium chips???? in the calcium reactor...how do these work and were would I get some from????


oh yeah great job on TOTM....


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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:52 PM   #12
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Beautiful tank, of course, but also a very nice write-up. I was surprised to read that you clean out your 100 micron filter sock only once per week. How filthy is it at that time? I was always under the impression that they should be cleaned daily. Whatever, it's obviously working for you!


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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:56 PM   #13
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Unread 09/06/2007, 12:59 PM   #14
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WOW~!~~!~!~!


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Unread 09/06/2007, 01:13 PM   #15
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Awesome tank!

Do you have any pictures of your corals that haven't been edited/corrected so much?


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Unread 09/06/2007, 01:52 PM   #16
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hey mike tank looks great,
on the skimming , i also used a mrc double beckett skimmer,
i add a algae turf scrubber 10 months ago, and it out preforms my skimmer, my skimmer has stoped produceing foam. i just scrape my screen weekly, much easer chore than the skimmer. check it out at my gallery.


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Unread 09/06/2007, 02:17 PM   #17
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spectacular tank, great job


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Unread 09/06/2007, 03:49 PM   #18
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Congrats... Mike. Great article and pics. One of the BEST TOTM article to date. I hope one day my tank will look like yours.


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Unread 09/06/2007, 03:51 PM   #19
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awesome...how you clean your acrylic glass without getting any scratches?


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Unread 09/06/2007, 04:19 PM   #20
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nice tank mike..nice turf scrubber carnavor


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Unread 09/06/2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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Great set up and Incredible coral growth! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.


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Unread 09/06/2007, 04:58 PM   #22
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THANK YOU

Thank you again everyone for the nomination and all the support. This is a really big deal for me and I am really excited for everyone to read the article and see the great pictures Jim and Renee took. I had some really incredible help putting this all together and can't thank those people enough.

I will try to answer everyone's questions as fast and as thoroughly as possible. I will be happy to help anyone in need of advice, always glad to pass on what I have learned.

Thanks again!

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Unread 09/06/2007, 05:03 PM   #23
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Congrats Mike. Awesome tank!!!!
Thx's Carlos...How's the tank????

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Unread 09/06/2007, 05:04 PM   #24
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Beautiful and vibrant! Absolutely all out gorgeous. Hats of to you.


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Unread 09/06/2007, 05:14 PM   #25
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That 'Multi-Colored' Wrasse isnt on the list anywhere, but I thought you might want to know, from the picture, I would recognize that bugger anywhere.... its a Temmincki Fairy Wrasse.

Yours looks just like mine... nasty little bugger too! Nothing 'fairy' about males from this species.

And the 'Orange Fish' is a Bodianus bimaculatus, or Yellow Candy Hogfish.

Love the colors of all your critters and corals BTW... looks like you have a good start there...


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