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Unread 01/29/2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - February 2005

This month we are featuring Tanne Hoff's (Tanu) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Tanu!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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Thank you, Skipper... I'm very proud, don't know what I should say yet!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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Also on behalf of the Dutch and Belgian reefkeepers :

Congrats from all of us with this honorable mention!!!


You guys at RC did choose one hell of a tank! Great pick!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 11:55 AM   #4
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Outstanding Tanu! Congratulations.


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Unread 02/05/2005, 12:06 PM   #5
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Tanu - I'd have to say it is my favorite tank out there right now!! I like how it is only lit w/ 2 150 watters, it just proves that excessive amounts of light are not neccesary.

Great pick for TOTM RC...


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Unread 02/05/2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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Congratiulations Tanne!

You deserve this honor. Also because you help many people in Holland and Belgium with setting up and keeping a beautiful and healthy reeftank of their own.

And yes indeed, this is one of the most beautiful reeftanks in Holland.

Kind regards,
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Unread 02/05/2005, 12:33 PM   #7
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Tanne, van harte gefeliciteerd!

(translation: Tanne, congratulations!)


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Unread 02/05/2005, 12:38 PM   #8
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Congratz Tanne... B E A utiful!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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Wow first Calfo's article, now this tank, man this issue of reefkeeping just gets better and better. Great tank btw, I am glad you mentioned the skimming load at the very end though I was thinking to myself "wow you have a lot of fish, how big is this tank 500 gallons!" then I saw it was 160 and thought "man that's a lot of fish", but the tank looks great so good job on it.

Also I commend you for your lighting choice, 2 150w HQI bulbs really shows you do not need 250w, or 400watt bulbs to get nice stuff.


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Unread 02/05/2005, 01:30 PM   #10
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Tanu; I said it before, I will say it again your tank is one of the best. Congratiulations


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Unread 02/05/2005, 02:28 PM   #11
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tanne Congratiulations, en ga zo door met al dit moois.


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Unread 02/05/2005, 02:34 PM   #12
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VERY NICE! I love how you have managed to grow sps in such a deep tank with only 150W DE's.

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Unread 02/05/2005, 02:43 PM   #13
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Thanx for all the compliments

About the fishload: i was one of the advocates of 'almost fishless' till some years ago! Then I tried to increase the ammount of fish, this turned out to be a good idea!

I was also very sceptical about the light, but I decided to give it a try. So far, I'm happy with it! Corals placed on the bottom of the tank have less color and less growth, but they still do well!

I'm the latest to highjack my own TOTM-thread , but I have a nano at work, with 11 W 50/50 PC. The nano was setup about a month ago, so it is too early to prove things, but... The sps frags I've placed do well!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 02:49 PM   #14
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Out of curiosity how does one get chosen for a TOTM? Does someone just mention to the reefkeepers "Hey I've seen this guy/gals tank its great" or do you submit it yourself? Good luck on that nano, I know my LFS owner has a nano that's been up for 12 years with 18watts of PC bulbs, of course there are only mushrooms in it


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Unread 02/05/2005, 03:02 PM   #15
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sfsuphysics: I got chosen! I also didn't know how the selection worked, till then

In the nano at work is some more then mushrooms, also lps and, like i said, some sps. I'll post a pic one of these days.

I forgot to say 'thank you' to a fellow reefer, ArjenT. He took two of the pics of my gem tang which are used in the totm-article! Thank you Arjen!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 03:10 PM   #16
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Your very welcome Tanne!!!

You deserve this! Without a doubt one of the best aquascapings I've ever seen. Great colors, beautiful fish, in one word: amazing.

Prachtig!!!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 03:18 PM   #17
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Great tank Tanu! Congratulations!

How much info can you give me(us) on that Gem Tang. That is an amazing fish. Price? Care? how long you've had it? whatever you care to answer would be great.


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Unread 02/05/2005, 03:24 PM   #18
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dang. That is pure aweseomness lol


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Unread 02/05/2005, 04:14 PM   #19
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Tanne,

Congratulations! Dedication is the word!


Greetings,

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Unread 02/05/2005, 04:56 PM   #20
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Unread 02/05/2005, 04:57 PM   #21
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great looking tank tanne, i love the way you used a smaller amount of LR...


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Unread 02/05/2005, 05:03 PM   #22
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Great tank. Congrats!


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Unread 02/05/2005, 06:12 PM   #23
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Chip Douglas: the care for the gem is nothing special, it is as easy as a yellow tang. The important difference is the fact that this fish is more agressive. The price tag in Europe is normally between 500-1000 Euro's, I paid less. The key to getting a gem tang is luck and money. Luckily for me, I needed more luck then money. Of course there's always a risk involved when buying any fish. But as I've seen THIS gem 3 years ago when it was still very small (i.e. young) I think it is only about 4-5 years old. Given the fact that Zebrasoma tangs can reach an age of about 40 years in nature, I think I've spent my money not too bad... Time will tell. What more do you want to know about it?

Today I got all stuff together to assemble my T5 lighting so I can keep the frags out of the main tank. I don't have the new sump yet, but I'll convert the quarantaine tank to a quarantaine and frag (QAF ) Tank


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Unread 02/05/2005, 07:16 PM   #24
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Tanu, the results you achieved are stunning. I wish I could figure out your secret.

Could you elaborate on the substrate? Is that a fine sand (like what we call Southdown in the States) and how deep is it? What do you use to vacuum it? If I were to vacuum my sand, the sand would get sucked up the vacuum.


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Unread 02/05/2005, 07:17 PM   #25
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Great tank tanu!
I was thinking how did you manage the water circulation around the tank? Is that Red Dragon alone sufficient? I am really impressed totally! hahaha..
Lastly, looks like I am gonna to aspire to use 150W DE to start my sps tank! hahaha.. then totm? haha


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