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Old 09/01/2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - September 2009

This month we are featuring Hu Haiwei's (Welles) 210-gallon beautiful mixed reef aquarium:

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

Congratulations, Hu!

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Old 09/02/2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Old 09/02/2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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Beautiful display and congratulations!!!

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Old 09/02/2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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very nice, Congrats


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Old 09/02/2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Very nice! I like the convict tangs. Do you have any pictures/more information on the stands construction? It is an interesting concept. Lastly, why do you want your next tank to be acrylic?


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Old 09/02/2009, 08:58 PM   #6
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Mr. Hu.
Let's go Asia!

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Old 09/02/2009, 09:37 PM   #7
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Wow, Welles!Great Job and Congrats... I m in Beijing as well, wish one day I can visit ur tank and l m sure I will learn a lot from you Cheers

My dreams will come true~:)

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Old 09/02/2009, 10:45 PM   #8
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Very nice setup!!! Beautiful colours!
Great to see a Chinese tank as TOTM

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Old 09/03/2009, 12:01 AM   #9
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Congrats Welles!

June 2013 TOTM

Current Tank Info: 270 Starphire by Miracles in Glass*BK 250 Internal*Sequence Blackfin 1800*(2) 6105 Tunzes Streams*(3) 400 watt Blueline E-Ballast*400w 20k Radiums*(3) Lumanarc III*GEO 624 Ca Reactor*Tunze Osmolotor*PM SR45 and TLF PhosBan Reactor 150*Apex
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Old 09/03/2009, 08:59 AM   #10
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Way to go Welles ! a most deserving honor for an incredible reefkeeper...congratulations ! T

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Old 09/03/2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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Very beautiful tank indeed!


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Old 09/03/2009, 09:42 AM   #12
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Old 09/03/2009, 09:50 AM   #13
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Amazing tank!

Hu, if I were you I wouldn´t go acrylic, I´m going from acrylic to ultra white glass by guardian. Acrylic is so hard to clean and scratches with anything, plus you need really thick acrylic to go rimless, and having rims is really bad for simplicity and maintenance.

May I ask why do you want to go acrylic?

Hansel, he´s so hot right now...
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Old 09/03/2009, 10:18 AM   #14
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Old 09/03/2009, 10:18 AM   #15
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An extremely well deserved tank of the month. Beautiful tank and corals. Amazing colours too.

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Old 09/03/2009, 10:38 AM   #16
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Congratulations! For the beautiful tank and for being the first Chinese tank honored for TOTM. Very impressive.

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Old 09/03/2009, 10:52 AM   #17
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Congrats!!! I love your tank! Very beautiful and clean set-up. Great job for a deserving TOTM!!!

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Old 09/03/2009, 11:04 AM   #18
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first Congratsssssssss
i have a question please
your sump is 40g so how big is your refugium? i assume bk300 would take 1/2of that 40g sump already plus other reactor too,,do you have baffle in the sump too ?
the return section must be very small ? anyway do you have a better shot of the sump lay out ? thanks

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Old 09/03/2009, 11:07 AM   #19
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Congrats Love the Tank!

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Old 09/03/2009, 11:47 AM   #20
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Very nice setup! I am amazed at some of the colors in your tank! Beautimus Maximus.

I am sure your next tank will be quite amazing.

It will be very cool to see how the public aquarium turns out. China needs a large public aquarium so that I have yet another reason to come visit your wonderful country!


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Old 09/03/2009, 12:11 PM   #21
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Old 09/03/2009, 12:17 PM   #22
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wow BEAUTIFUL tank!

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Old 09/03/2009, 12:56 PM   #23
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Congrates, my countryman!

Hi, Haiwei, Congrats!, I am very proud that you are first chinese to be elected to the month of tank.

I have been in hobby about three yesrs, reef for 1 year. I got 300g (72 x 30 x 27) and just set up recently. I am planing to have SPS dominant tank. I know you have some soft corals. People says soft corals might inhibit growth of SPS, would you have any suggestions about this topic?

Again Congrats

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Old 09/03/2009, 12:57 PM   #24
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Great job, Welles! You've gotta love what those VHO actinics can do, I think it's a prefect blend of coloration! I'm sure those LED's add a lot of pop as well!

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Old 09/03/2009, 01:12 PM   #25
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impressive the refugium portion of your sump what are the white colored tubular structures?

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