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Old 11/21/2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - December 2005

This month we are featuring Ramon Parellada's (devil sea) beautiful reef aquarium:



More details can be found here or by clicking on the picture above (photo courtesy of Anthony Calfo).

Congratulations, Ramon!





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Old 12/05/2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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Congratulations Ramon!

Very nice tank!


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Old 12/05/2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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I agree, nice tank.

I'd like some more information on the "SFILIGOI ACLS"... recreating the natural photoperiod sound kind of neat... but I think I saw a picture of these things in the article and they looked quite expensive.

Also, what is the larger box up top in this picture? Is that part of the controller?




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Old 12/05/2005, 06:26 PM   #4
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Nice tank Ramon!


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Old 12/05/2005, 07:45 PM   #5
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Old 12/05/2005, 07:52 PM   #6
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Wow Ramon stunning tank !!!
I absolutely love the aquascaping one of the best I've ever seen

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Old 12/05/2005, 08:53 PM   #7
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La versión en española de este artÃ*culo vendra pronto. Una vez completado, un hiperenlace sera publicado aquÃ*.


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Old 12/05/2005, 09:11 PM   #8
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The scaping is tremendous.

I'm inspired to set up a similar scaping for my new tank


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Old 12/06/2005, 02:03 AM   #9
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Probably the best tank i've ever seen. The coloration of your corals is amazing!!!


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Old 12/06/2005, 02:41 AM   #10
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Ramon, congratulations on a beautiful tank and well deserved recognition.

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Old 12/06/2005, 04:14 AM   #11
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Felicidades Ramon, tu acuario merece este reconocimiento.

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Old 12/06/2005, 07:55 AM   #12
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Very very nice. One comment if I may:

"I've observed that the aquacultured SPS are slower growers. They practically stay in a lethargic state for several months. On the other hand, the wild pieces are faster growers and their coloration is maintained more exactly after their arrival"

When you refer to aquacultured SPS are you referring to wild aquacultured or captive? I have found the exact opposite in my case. Perhaps without all of the nutrient reducing methods, the aquacultured corals are more at home in my tank than the wild ones that came from pristine waters?


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Old 12/06/2005, 08:31 AM   #13
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Felicidades Ramón

Congratulations Ramón!

I hope to enjoy your aquarium some day...

Up to now!!


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Old 12/06/2005, 09:23 AM   #14
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Congrats Ramon!

Lobsterofjustice, the ACLS is hugely expensive. I believe just the ballast is about 800 bux+ depending on wattage.


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Old 12/06/2005, 10:05 AM   #15
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WOW, Nice


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Old 12/06/2005, 11:46 AM   #16
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Old 12/06/2005, 12:39 PM   #17
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Very very nice. One comment if I may:

"I've observed that the aquacultured SPS are slower growers. They practically stay in a lethargic state for several months. On the other hand, the wild pieces are faster growers and their coloration is maintained more exactly after their arrival"

When you refer to aquacultured SPS are you referring to wild aquacultured or captive? I have found the exact opposite in my case. Perhaps without all of the nutrient reducing methods, the aquacultured corals are more at home in my tank than the wild ones that came from pristine waters?
I find this to be interesting as well for I have always seen/heard the opposite.


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Old 12/06/2005, 12:53 PM   #19
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Congratulations!

Very nice tank from a very nice country!

See you in Todomarino.com,

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Old 12/06/2005, 12:58 PM   #20
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I have a question about this comment:
"This led me to build an aquascape based on three elements: a reef on the left, an island in the center and a bar on the far right."
Are the structures just stacked rock, or is it held together by other means?


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Old 12/06/2005, 01:07 PM   #21
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Felicidades Ramon, no se esperaba menos de ti!!


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Old 12/06/2005, 01:24 PM   #22
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Outstanding! The aquascaping in particular is brilliant; the aquarium looks much wider side-to-side than 210 cm. The overall look is open and interresting in all three axes. Thanks for taking the time to write up an article on it for the tank of the month.


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Old 12/06/2005, 02:00 PM   #23
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Congratulations Neng, you are in The First Divission


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Old 12/06/2005, 02:11 PM   #24
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Amazing tank, I dont think anyone asked this yet...but how large is your tank in gallons?


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Old 12/06/2005, 02:26 PM   #25
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I love the placement in the wall! I think that set up is great, with the side exposed. Love it. Beautiful tank.


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