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Unread 10/01/2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - October '06

This month we are featuring Chris Ward's (cward) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Chris!






If you'd like to nominate a tank
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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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This is a great tank. Very nice job


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Congrats Chris!!!!!

Happy to finally see your tank here! Can't wait to provide you with new additions to grow out into monster colonies!


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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Absolutely gorgeous. I've enjoyed studying your setup. Do you ever ship frags!?!?


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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Simply beautiful. A breath of fresh air. Congrats, Chris.


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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Congrats buddy!!! That is one tank I could lay back in the recliner and watch for hours, so realistic!


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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super nice... love the mature corals... the dedication to minimal stocking for future growth is to be highly commended.

2 big thumbs up!


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:24 PM   #8
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New philosophy.

Chris,

Its obvious but let me restate it anyways - your tank ROCKS !!

But, I also wanted to say thank you for introducing a new thought into my own world of reefkeeping. I must admit I never really consider the concept of allowing corals to "grow out", and although I'm not ready to give up all that real estate in my tank today. Someday when I build that "big one" I will definitely leave added room for growing out several massive colonies because I am totally in love with yours. They add a real sense of naturalism to the tank.

Thanks for sharing such a spectacular tank!!!

Happy Reefin'


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:27 PM   #9
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Beautiful Reef. Well deserved!!! I would love to see a few growth shots through the years if you have


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:35 PM   #10
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grate job I knew that you would get TOM you have one of the best layout sps tanks that I have seen.


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Unread 10/06/2006, 08:46 PM   #11
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Awesome tank Chris, very well done.

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Unread 10/06/2006, 09:00 PM   #12
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Good stuff. Truly an inspiration and an honor very well deserved. Congratulations


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Unread 10/06/2006, 09:17 PM   #13
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grate tank chris.thanks for shring your tank.i have 92g and i like to trasfor to 150g .in 92g ihave 80 pund sand bad .i bougth 160 pund new sand .can you hlpe me wich way i have to used.sand. tanks


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Unread 10/06/2006, 09:49 PM   #14
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grate tank chris nice job!!!!!!!


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Unread 10/06/2006, 10:11 PM   #15
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Congratulations Chris!!! You've created a beautiful reef!


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Unread 10/06/2006, 10:46 PM   #16
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Another beautiful tank! It looks great!


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Unread 10/07/2006, 03:19 AM   #17
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nice tank chris. simply not to crowded.
how thick is the sand in display tank? is
is it fine sand?
how you maintence your sand keep clean?


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Unread 10/07/2006, 05:09 AM   #18
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Unread 10/07/2006, 05:32 AM   #19
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Great tank and well deserved! Inspirational!


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Unread 10/07/2006, 05:49 AM   #20
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Absolutely beautiful. Such an inspiring departure from the eclectic bit-of-everything set-ups we usually see.


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Unread 10/07/2006, 06:20 AM   #21
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Thank you very, very much everyone. I have to admit that I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have a tank that could be "TOTM", but I'm very glad someone thought it was good enough to nominate. Feel free to ask any questions you might have and I will do my best to answer them as quick as I can.

jackson6745, I will post some growth shots in this thread tonight.

Johan Susanto, I have a goby that does a pretty good job at keeping the sand clean, but my flow also keeps the sand moving. The sand is Carib-Sea Aragamax select, which has a grain size of 0.5 - 1.5 mm.


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Unread 10/07/2006, 06:44 AM   #22
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WOW WEE!! Nice job on a great tank!


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Unread 10/07/2006, 06:47 AM   #23
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Oh, by the way, I'm setting a new system up and would love to find out where you purchased the rails that the lights move on?


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Unread 10/07/2006, 06:54 AM   #24
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Thank you Tom. I bought the barn door track at a local store here in Columbus, but it is made by Stanley and I'm sure you can get it at a Farm and Fleet or Tractor Supply store.


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Unread 10/07/2006, 09:14 AM   #25
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Congrats Chris. The photos don't do this tank justice. You just can't imagine how big these corals really are.


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