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Unread 11/05/2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - November '06

This month we are featuring Menard Villaber's (menard) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Menard!






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Unread 11/05/2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Job Well Done!! I'm looking to go sps on my next system and your tank is an inspiration!


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Unread 11/05/2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Simply a beautiful tank and very inspiring....
congrats on being nominated!

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Unread 11/05/2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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Congratulations on a very well deserved TOTM honor!!! Your tank is outstanding and your hard work has definitely paid off


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Unread 11/05/2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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Right on Menard!!! A very long overdue award if you ask me!

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Unread 11/05/2006, 09:24 PM   #6
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Unread 11/05/2006, 09:28 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Beautiful tank!


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Unread 11/05/2006, 09:32 PM   #8
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Congrats Menard! Having seen your system, I can attest to the fact that it is truly amazing!


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Unread 11/05/2006, 10:29 PM   #9
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NICE !!!!! ABOUT TIME!!!!

Your tank has been an inspiration to me for a while, nice to see you finally get your day (month) to shine!

Question-

Is the dolomite in the reactor? and is it mixed with the rest of the media? If it is, what other type of media do you use in your reactor.

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Unread 11/05/2006, 10:36 PM   #10
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Amazing! Good work!!

Question: Why did u let the coraline grow on the front bottom glass?


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Unread 11/05/2006, 10:37 PM   #11
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Awesome tank congrats.


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Unread 11/05/2006, 11:09 PM   #12
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Skipper............Thanks again for the TOTM for the mo. of Nov. added bonus for my B-Day.

tom obrech..........Thank U , and when U ready to do this go slow.


Irac2006..........Thanks!!


cward.............Thanks for the kind words. Would U believe after all this time my system is't fully automated yet. I like playing w/ it , not the corals, gives me something to do.


Carlos.............Old friend , Thank U !!............What a ride ha?


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bluefaceking...........Thank U very much!!


mhurley...............Thank U my friend!!


blstravler...............Thanks Kieth..............Yes, the dolomite is in the reactor together w/ hydrocarbonat calcium media from aquamedic.I was using aragonite before, since the addition of dolomite, not too long before the aragonite tuned into mud. So I swicth to a more hardened media that can go w/ dolomite and could withstand lower PH w/o turning them into mush.


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Unread 11/05/2006, 11:31 PM   #13
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Beautiful tank! Well deserved TOTM. Do you use any PO4 removers? Just curious, how you keep any algae under control.


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Unread 11/06/2006, 01:18 AM   #14
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Congrats on a beautiful tank. Totally worthy - and a very nice write up.


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Unread 11/06/2006, 01:36 AM   #15
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Wow just wow, I really like the cave look. I would really like to see some pictures of the tank when you set it up, if you have any. You have done a great job of making the tank look natural.


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Unread 11/06/2006, 02:21 AM   #16
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congratulation to you ..

nice tank..


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Unread 11/06/2006, 05:20 AM   #17
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Beautiful tank, a well deserved honor to be chosen.

Can you ID a coral for me. It's in the right hand picture below your invert list. It's the pinkish spikey one.


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Unread 11/06/2006, 07:38 AM   #18
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hey Menard I know you have done this before but can you give any info on starting a plenum. What it is and how to start one on an already existing set up


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Unread 11/06/2006, 08:48 AM   #19
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Another stunning tank! Good job.


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Unread 11/06/2006, 08:49 AM   #20
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Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Unread 11/06/2006, 09:05 AM   #21
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Great Job, Congrats. Wish I had a basement!!


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Unread 11/06/2006, 10:34 AM   #22
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Amazzzzing job Menard !!!!
what's the important things to manage ur tank? lets share here
about the water quality, or anything that i have to remember. because water quality seemed so difficult
greetz


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Unread 11/06/2006, 10:45 AM   #23
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Way to go Menard!!!! Now you have to go larger . . . .


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Unread 11/06/2006, 12:03 PM   #24
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Originally posted by bryanth73
hey Menard I know you have done this before but can you give any info on starting a plenum. What it is and how to start one on an already existing set up
I was also interested in your plenum set up. Is it in the main tank or a sump? Did you use typical egg crate and screening? How deep and what type of sand?

Thanks for sharing you awesome tank!


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Unread 11/06/2006, 12:18 PM   #25
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I didn't catch the video earlier that is absolutely beautiful


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