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Unread 03/02/2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - March 2005

This month we are featuring Daniel Gan's (danano) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Daniel!


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Unread 03/05/2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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that is a really good tank i like it a lot


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Unread 03/05/2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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Tank Looks sweet too bad we cant trade



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Unread 03/05/2005, 06:55 PM   #4
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Congrats on the beautiful tank, nice job. I liked how you showed the growth sequences of some of the corals I think it was a good idea.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 08:19 PM   #5
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Congratulations!! A beautiful tank, very deserving of TOTM.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 08:20 PM   #6
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I am considering T5s and doing away with the halides based on his success. I love this tank


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Unread 03/05/2005, 08:33 PM   #7
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Ive got t5's...yay! Gives me more moral support.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 08:40 PM   #8
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That is some great color from your corals.. A definate top notch TOTM.

I use the T5's as well and tell other's to aim towards the ATI 11k and Blue pluses. My colors have come along way with the T5's compared to PC's and I don't have any problems with heat, which is wonderful in such a small system.


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Simply stunning! The corals have amazing colors. A well-deserving TOTM indeed.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 08:59 PM   #10
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AMAZING!! Its great to see what you can really do with T5's.
Again, great job and keep up the great work=-)


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Unread 03/05/2005, 09:39 PM   #11
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Thanks Skip et al! Glad y'all like it!

The T5s have worked really well for me. Colours are somewhat more pastel. Main differences I see compared to MH tanks are less intense purples although I really like how the purple humilis turned out - which has almost doubled in size in the past year.

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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:08 PM   #12
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Amazing tank...I really enjoyed reading about your tank and looking at the pics.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:12 PM   #13
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The T5s have worked really well for me. Colours are somewhat more pastel. Main differences I see compared to MH tanks are less intense purples although I really like how the purple humilis turned out - which has almost doubled in size in the past year.

Dan
I am not getting much growth from my Acro's under T5's, but I think it is more of a flow problem. I am only pushing 17 times through my system, compared to other's doing SPS that push 25 or more times through there system. What are you thoughts on getting more growth from SPS, especially Acro's with more flow.


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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:34 PM   #14
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i just wanted to to say your tank is stunning!


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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:37 PM   #15
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Great Tanks Man! Very colorfull also...Keep up the good work! =)

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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:42 PM   #16
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Cool! Great tank!


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Unread 03/05/2005, 10:59 PM   #17
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Very nice tank,looks great!!!!


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Unread 03/05/2005, 11:30 PM   #18
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Amazing tank, congrats on ToTM


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Unread 03/05/2005, 11:48 PM   #19
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Speechless!
I also have T5's, thanks for the inspiration.
What are you're thoughts on the Tek T5's reflectors & fixtures? Do you feel you would have gotten the same/similar results had you used Tek T5's?


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Unread 03/06/2005, 12:20 AM   #20
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Unread 03/06/2005, 01:28 AM   #21
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Congrats bro, very well deserved.

I have the pleasure of viewing the tank in person and it is stunning

Excellent write up and love the photos.

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Unread 03/06/2005, 01:36 AM   #22
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As deserving of TOTM as this one is, I am that much more enamored of your previous tank, the 30gal...

Either way, there is no denying your beautiful artistry and husbandry my friend.


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Unread 03/06/2005, 03:39 AM   #23
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Another big thank you for all the kind words! I'm delighted and at the same time truly honoured to share and discuss my tank with you.

rjwilson, while lights and flow play a part, I believe stable and optimal water parameters are key to getting good growth. That said, random flow around the corals is equally important.

FastUno, I personally have not tried the Tek T5 reflectors and fixtures although an LFS here carries them. I noticed the reflectors did not have the same mirror finish coating as the ATI's and they did not rest directly on the bulbs for maximum reflectivity. However, the reflectors and bulbs are very closely packed with the Tek and that's good. Could I have gotten similar results... perhaps, it's hard to say, I'd need to test both in a controlled environment.

Scarab, thanks bro! For the encouragement and support too. And of course, the frags from your super-millepora colonies... the rasberry and sunset are simply awesome!!

Cecil, thank you my friend.


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Unread 03/06/2005, 04:39 AM   #24
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Fantastic! Congrats on TOTM


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Unread 03/06/2005, 04:39 AM   #25
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Danano.... your tank is awesome and a big inspiration to me personally too!

Well deserving, your RC TOTM award!

Frags on you soon?


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