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Old 05/07/2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - May 2008

This month we are featuring Chingchai Uekrongtham’s beautiful 240g reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Chingchai!







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Old 05/07/2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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very nice ha - got the first post in

I always wondered how the heck do people clean glass when the corals are growing tight up against it. With your tank being acrylic it's got to be a real challenge, so just how do you clean around that nice pink tabling acro?

great tank - now I'll go read the article



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Old 05/07/2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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amazing...i have to ask...what is that hairy coral in green called here? i have the same colony and i thought it was a milli..i was recently told it is not...thanks.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-0...es/CA_0012.jpg


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Old 05/07/2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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Wow great looking tank and nice article.


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Old 05/07/2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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Very nice tank, got a question though, are there any problems with the angels?


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Old 05/07/2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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A MUST see in Bangkok!

Congratulations!

I had the amazing opportunity to visit Thailand last summer, and an even more amazing visit to see your tank.


I can truthfully say it is the nicest tank I have ever seen....or I should say...tanks, as your softie tank is utterly amazing also.

And thanks for the Siam reef Club hat, I had it on today coming back from diving...is my 'boat" hat.

And anybody waffling about taking a trip to Thailand, get off the fence, and go. I had the best vacation ever in your country. Three and a half weeks of the best food I have ever had, and wonderment on seeing your country.

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Old 05/07/2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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This is one of my personal favorite tanks I'm glad you got TOM but IMO it's more like Tank of the Year!


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Old 05/07/2008, 05:57 PM   #8
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the quality and beauty of the TOTM's never cease to amaze or inspire me and this months example is no exception. what a beautiful display of healthy and colorful sps corals and clams. i sometimes get criticized for overcrowding my tank with corals, but when i continually see such beautiful tanks with wall to wall corals it inspires to me to create the same type of coral density.

congrats chingchai, your tank is more than worthy of this months TOTM!


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Old 05/07/2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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Old 05/07/2008, 06:19 PM   #10
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Wonderful tank, I hope the after effects of the cyclone do not come in touch with it.


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:24 PM   #11
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very nice indeed, well deserved.

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Old 05/07/2008, 06:25 PM   #12
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where did you get and how long have you had your gem tang, im willing to pay the price but i cant find one within 2000 miles of wisconsin...


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:26 PM   #13
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Stunning, truly an inspiration to the reef community.
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Old 05/07/2008, 06:27 PM   #14
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Awesome. I was wondering if you see any amount of bowing using acrylic and rimless?


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:28 PM   #15
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Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Color and growth are amazing on this one.


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:37 PM   #16
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Originally posted by psteeleb
very nice ha - got the first post in

I always wondered how the heck do people clean glass when the corals are growing tight up against it. With your tank being acrylic it's got to be a real challenge, so just how do you clean around that nice pink tabling acro?

great tank - now I'll go read the article
Thanks.
Yes,it is real challenge to clean my tank. Very difficult.
If I have a chance to establish new tank, I will do more open aquascaping.
That pink(red) tabling acro are already attached to front panel. Can't touch it anymore or it will break down.


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:39 PM   #17
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amazing...i have to ask...what is that hairy coral in green called here? i have the same colony and i thought it was a milli..i was recently told it is not...thanks.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-0...es/CA_0012.jpg
Gooli. Thanks.
I am not very good on identifying coral's name. I think it is milli.
If not, anybody tells me what it is.


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:40 PM   #18
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Wow great looking tank and nice article.
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Old 05/07/2008, 06:42 PM   #19
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What an amazing, beautiful system! I cannot believe my eyes! My first question is how do you keep an acrylic tank so clean??? I mean there are no signs of any coraline algae at all???


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Very nice tank, got a question though, are there any problems with the angels?
Thanks.
My two angels(Interupta, Resplendent) are quite friendly to my corals.
And I will not add any more angel in my tank.
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Old 05/07/2008, 06:47 PM   #21
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Re: A MUST see in Bangkok!

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Congratulations!

I had the amazing opportunity to visit Thailand last summer, and an even more amazing visit to see your tank.


I can truthfully say it is the nicest tank I have ever seen....or I should say...tanks, as your softie tank is utterly amazing also.

And thanks for the Siam reef Club hat, I had it on today coming back from diving...is my 'boat" hat.

And anybody waffling about taking a trip to Thailand, get off the fence, and go. I had the best vacation ever in your country. Three and a half weeks of the best food I have ever had, and wonderment on seeing your country.

Sea Ya

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Hi Richard,

Thanks a lot for your kind words.
Just want to let you know that your chaeto which you brought along on your trip. Now it is in every refugium of our member club. Thanks again.

Take care,
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This is one of my personal favorite tanks I'm glad you got TOM but IMO it's more like Tank of the Year!
Firefish2020. Thanks a lot.


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:50 PM   #23
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First I would like to say that you have a awesome tank. Second, how do you keep it so clean, I noticed in one picture that your coral was touching the wall of the tank, how do you clean the walls of the tank if you have coral growing on them?


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:52 PM   #24
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I love your rimless tank too! Completely opened. You must be fearless in keeping such expensive fish. I mean, have you sufffered any losses with your wrasses or firefish since they are known jumpers?


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Old 05/07/2008, 06:54 PM   #25
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Beautiful reef!!! This TOTM award has been way overdue and well deserved. Congratulations on a fantastic job. Your tank is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.


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