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Old 03/13/2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Tank Of The Month - March 2009

This month we are featuring Keith Berkelhamer’s beautiful 225g reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, ReefBum!







If you'd like to nominate a tank for Tank of the Month, click here
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Old 03/13/2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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Beautiful. Can you tell us more about the Goniopora? Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03/13/2009, 10:08 AM   #3
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Congratulations Keith, wow, what an excellent system you have there. The coloration, coral placement and growth is reminiscent of an actual reef I saw once. Definitely one of my top three all time favorites. Congrats again my friend.


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Old 03/13/2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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Very nice....the open aquascape design is simply beautiful!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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One of the best tanks I've seen in a while! Congrats!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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*faints*
This tank is perfection. I'm absolutely gobsmacked.
Your story of the previous tank and current tank is filled with valuable info for us. Your husbandry, tank, corals, fish, aquascape, problem solving skillz, eye for design... are all #1.
You've got the whole enchilada Keith Berkelhamer.
And your father is awesome too.

Bravo! And thank you.


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Old 03/13/2009, 12:02 PM   #7
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Incredibly beautiful, and quite an honor and tribute to your success to have two TOTM's.

How thick is the black acrylic that you used to obscure your overflows?


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Old 03/13/2009, 12:04 PM   #8
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Great job, once again!!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 12:05 PM   #9
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What an absolutely stunning tank. Congratulations!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 12:14 PM   #10
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Gorgeous!!! Love the color that the halides and T-5 combo give your corals. The black background really makes things pop. Love the aquascaping too. Congrats.


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Old 03/13/2009, 12:17 PM   #11
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Congrats. Yet, another inspiring tank from ReefBum.
Well deserved again.


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Old 03/13/2009, 01:07 PM   #12
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Congrats on your 2nd TOTM honor!

You tank is truly inspiring! I also like the "simplicity" you have without all the fancy controllers and gadgets!


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Old 03/13/2009, 02:00 PM   #13
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Absolutely beautiful & perfect design! I love the arrangement and the colors: as a whole it is really a lovely composition.


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Old 03/13/2009, 02:00 PM   #14
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Congrats! I knew it was only a matter of time before your tank was honored again.


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Old 03/13/2009, 03:33 PM   #15
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Amazing reef tank!I wish I have a basement here in Florida so I can put all the equipment down there.
I also like the open look of your tank and not the overcrowded look like many other tanks .
How often you change the Radium bulbs?And where I can buy the light fixture?
Again beautiful reef tank!
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Old 03/13/2009, 05:50 PM   #16
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I have to say that there have been about 4 TOTMs that truly inspire me and subsequently begin reducing my wallet thickness... This is one of the 4. Great job!!!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 06:15 PM   #17
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Simply outstanding!!!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 06:37 PM   #18
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Beautiful tank. Congrats & well done.


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Old 03/13/2009, 06:40 PM   #19
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Congrats! Great tank!

I'm wondering if you were able to document what happened on your previous tank. What happened when you added some phophate remover. Did you experience RTN or STN? Which ones got affected first? What have you learned from it?

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Old 03/13/2009, 07:41 PM   #20
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WOW!!!! What else needs to be said? The variety of Acros you have in there is incredible, and i love all the different colors and growth patterns! Hawkins is probably my favorite in the tank. Congrats man! Simply AMAZING!!!!!!!


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Old 03/13/2009, 08:07 PM   #21
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Way to go Keith!!! Dude you didn't tell me you were getting TOTM again!! Big congrats and keep up the good work.

Simply amazing!!! All frags are doing great BTW.

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Old 03/13/2009, 08:12 PM   #22
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Am looking at setting up a 210. Can you help on whether I will need to add supports in the basement?


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Old 03/13/2009, 08:13 PM   #23
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Absolutely beautiful tank. Congratulations on your success!


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Old 03/13/2009, 08:24 PM   #24
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Amazing tank! I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go to Grenwich Aquaria as well!

How long has the tank been set up, did you buy everything as frags?
I'd love to see some growth shots.
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Old 03/13/2009, 09:02 PM   #25
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Congrats Keith! You tank is certianly an inspiration to us all. After checking out the FTS progression pics on your website, I must say that this is a VERY rapidly growing reef!

Well done!


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