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Old 01/10/2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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Tank Of The Month - January 2009

This month we are featuring Emmett Hood's beautiful 90g reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Emster!







If you'd like to nominate a tank for Tank of the Month, click here
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Old 01/12/2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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VERY Nice, Congrats!


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Old 01/12/2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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Nice collection of corals. Sweet Tank!!


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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Beatiful tank. Well deserved TOTM, congrats.


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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very nice!! love mixed monti plug


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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Great Job!. Nice job on the skimmer. Any more info pics about the skimmer?.


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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Great work Emmett!!!


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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Great tank Emster!!!


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Old 01/12/2009, 11:49 AM   #9
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Thanks so much guys! Sorry if I sound short but i'm at work and on my phone so will get back soon on the questions.


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Old 01/12/2009, 12:18 PM   #10
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Gorgeous tank!! Congratulations!


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Old 01/12/2009, 12:48 PM   #11
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Excellent Tank, I love that montipora idea.


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Old 01/12/2009, 12:56 PM   #12
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The coral you did for fun. Turn out to be wonderful result. I was thinking it's one red/green montipora. Love the tank.


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Old 01/12/2009, 01:22 PM   #13
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Congrats! Beautiful tank


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Old 01/12/2009, 01:25 PM   #14
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is that a DSB you are running in your display?
If so, you had your tank for 4 years and no problems?


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Old 01/12/2009, 02:08 PM   #15
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Congrats Emster!!!

I've always been very impressed by your system


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Old 01/12/2009, 03:08 PM   #16
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Wow!!! I love your tank... I have a smaller tank, and so it always seems like the LARGE tanks that seem to get TOTM, are just out of my league... I always feel like there is not much about those systems that I can employ in mine, and that is usually the case

I have just one question... Does your butterfly not give you any problems about eating your corals... I want to get one of the ones that supposedly eat Majanos... The only reason that I hesitate is that people are always saying they will eat corals too!

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Old 01/12/2009, 03:39 PM   #17
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WOW!!!! Thats the nicest tort. colony i've ever seen.

Congrats.


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Old 01/12/2009, 04:11 PM   #18
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I love the montipora "pizza" idea. I've dome something similar with two colors of m. digitata. I've got orange and yellow branches all growing together. The giant blue acro is amazing too. Nice work.


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Old 01/12/2009, 04:27 PM   #19
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Great Job!. Nice job on the skimmer. Any more info pics about the skimmer?.
The skimmer is considered a small cone and runs a aquabee needle wheel pump. It is very similar to the I-tech skimmers that are made here locally. There is a thread here on RC talking about them, so check it out. Oh BTW I did not make the skimmer.


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Old 01/12/2009, 04:33 PM   #20
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is that a DSB you are running in your display?
If so, you had your tank for 4 years and no problems?
It's about 4 inches deep and I have had no problems at all. If you look up under the stand at the sand at the bottom it is pure white like its brand new. I have always thought that to be very interesting.

I would like to thank all that have replied with the compliments! It is very overwhelming! I'm going to try and answer all questions, thanks again.


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Old 01/12/2009, 04:39 PM   #21
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Originally posted by lukinrats
Wow!!! I love your tank... I have a smaller tank, and so it always seems like the LARGE tanks that seem to get TOTM, are just out of my league... I always feel like there is not much about those systems that I can employ in mine, and that is usually the case

I have just one question... Does your butterfly not give you any problems about eating your corals... I want to get one of the ones that supposedly eat Majanos... The only reason that I hesitate is that people are always saying they will eat corals too!

Later,
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Yeah I was really happy to see a smaller tank get selected! ; ) I would like to see some smaller tanks in the future too so it's up to you guys now.

No problems with the butterfly. It is very hard to find one that eats frozen food so be very careful at the fish store and don't buy one unless you see it eat something other then live brine shrimp. I waited a long time for this one and i found it from another reefer that had him in his display so I knew he was good to go. He is my favorite fish and follows me around the tank, in fact it was difficult for me to take those pics from him being in the way all the time.


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WOW!!!! Thats the nicest tort. colony i've ever seen.

Congrats.
Thank you very much! The tort is my baby. It was one of the first ORA frags to go in the display 4 years ago. I put it in the middle to be one of the show piece corals and it has grown into that : )


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Old 01/12/2009, 04:45 PM   #23
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I love the montipora "pizza" idea. I've dome something similar with two colors of m. digitata. I've got orange and yellow branches all growing together. The giant blue acro is amazing too. Nice work.
Yeah I got some more ideas for these two montis of mine that I'm going to be doing here very shortly.


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Old 01/12/2009, 05:18 PM   #24
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nice looking 90g tank.....
Is nice to see a very well stablished tank......
with what a real Hobbiest is all about.
keeping it simple.


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Old 01/12/2009, 05:20 PM   #25
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Congrats Emmett, this was a long time coming. You deserve it. Now it's time to get that larger tank you have been thinking about.


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