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Old 08/04/2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - August '06

This month we are featuring Ralf Prehn's (RalfP) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Ralf!






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Old 08/05/2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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Holy Cow! What an amazing tank. It's a treat to see tanks from all over the world here; thanks for sharing it with us.


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Old 08/05/2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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Holy colorful corals batman! man that tank is awesome! really, really gorgeous


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Old 08/05/2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Spectacular! Awesome aquascape and of course the anthias are stunning! Great job!!


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Old 08/05/2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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Beautiful work! I have been following your progress and knew it would be TOTM sooner or later. The detail of your explanation of the system is certainly helpful. I can't wait for the jellyfish tank.


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Old 08/05/2006, 09:49 PM   #6
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The aquascape, corals, and fish are outstanding. The fit and finish of the tank, wall, and lights is one of the best I've ever seen.

I'll second Tom's opinion on your anthias!


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Old 08/05/2006, 10:40 PM   #7
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Wow! Phenomenal tank. I like the Plasma TV too You have my dream house


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Old 08/05/2006, 11:36 PM   #8
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Absolutely beautiful. Very well thought out and executed. Congratulations and well deserved Ralf.

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Old 08/06/2006, 01:41 AM   #9
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I still a little speechless. Very well thought out, clean and impressive. nice work!


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Old 08/06/2006, 01:43 AM   #10
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very nice aquascape.


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Old 08/06/2006, 02:18 AM   #11
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Breathtaking tank! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 08/06/2006, 03:25 AM   #12
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WOW! Impressive, not only tank itself, but the interior design. Way its built in and fitted in the living room is absolutely phenomenal.. I'd love to see more living room shots (other angles, and so..) Very inspiring!!


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Old 08/06/2006, 06:49 AM   #13
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Gorgeous setup. Exceptional engineering and design. Congrats!


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Old 08/06/2006, 06:57 AM   #14
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Beautiful tank! if we all had a tank like that to look at in our homes there whould be no need to go diving on a natural reef ever again! good luck in the future keep us all updated.


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Old 08/06/2006, 09:02 AM   #15
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Fantastic, incredible and awesome, ill just put my nano under my arm and skulk back under a rock. all the best and carry on!!!


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Old 08/06/2006, 09:19 AM   #16
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Wow! I don't run across my "dream tank" very often - as long as I'm dreaming, my standards are pretty high.

Congratuations on your achievement - you've made something beautiful and a model which others can to aspire to.

As far as enjoying the display, I love your dispars most of all -- I have 2 in my 100g that always "school", relatively speaking- It's hard to choose, but IMHO, they are the best anthias. If you ever have videos to post of your 15, it would be a real treat to many of us.


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Old 08/06/2006, 09:41 AM   #17
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IMO this is the nicest TOTM I have seen in the 5 years I have been at RC. Wonderful job!


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Old 08/06/2006, 11:27 AM   #18
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WOW! Grate set up.
one day, I hope to have a set up like that.
even the wall looks good, grate job!


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Old 08/06/2006, 12:13 PM   #19
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Congrats on TOTM! Your system certainly deserves the attention. That lighting rack is unbelievable, but certainly a great solution to a tough space.

Regarding the Kole Tang, I had ordered 3 but one was DOA. That meant I put in only two, and the more agressive one beat the other into submission. I had to remove the weaker one and give it to another reefer. Since then the "stronger" one has been a fairly good citizen but I think mostly because I have a striped bristletooth tang that won't take any crap from it. In essence, the brsitletooth keeps the kole in check.

Yours has fairly benign tank mates so it figures it is King of the Reef I guess. I am surprised it killed a goby though since they are so different and inhabit different parts of the reef. I'll have to keep a closer eye on mine!

Again I have to commend you for the inginuity that went into your system and how you dealt with a limited footprint. The sump installation is really interesting and I doubt many people would even think to sink it in the floor.

Very Cool!


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Old 08/06/2006, 01:48 PM   #20
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wow id like the blow that pic up and make it a poster for my fishroom.. if theres a high res copy of that pic somewhere...


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Old 08/06/2006, 03:22 PM   #21
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It should be illegal to have such a tank, you disgust me.

Awesome tank, congrats!!!


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Old 08/06/2006, 03:33 PM   #22
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OHMYGOD!!!

Boy do I envy you. Beautiful.


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Old 08/06/2006, 05:04 PM   #23
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Just goes to show who really began this hobby before you rich yanks hopped on the bandwagon! ALLEZ EUROPE LOL!! F-anthias-tic tank, i really love it, proves that continental reefers still rule the roost. (Peter Wilkens will be proud im sure!). BTW is this the UV Steriliser?



looks like it! I cant imagine the effort and money literally pumped into this and it deserves the highest of commendations. Your fish corals and inverts are extremely lucky to have found their way to that awesome system and your trusty husbandry. Major kudos..

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Old 08/06/2006, 06:35 PM   #24
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Yes, that's the UV system. Four tubes.


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Old 08/06/2006, 06:40 PM   #25
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how far off the water are your lights?


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