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Old 03/06/2004, 07:51 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - March 2004

This month we are featuring Carl Menard's (cman) beautiful mixed reef tank:



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

Congratulations, Carl!


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Old 03/06/2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Congrats Carl on a beautful and healthy reef aquarium! Keep up the great work!

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Old 03/06/2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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great tank carl, congrats on the wonderful system.


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Old 03/06/2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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very nice tank buddy.


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Old 03/06/2004, 10:41 PM   #5
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Nice tank!

How long have you been running carbon continuously? I was told it can hurt some tank inhabitants if you run carbon too often? If you have been running carbon continuously for a while, I'll cross that one off my concern list.

Congrats on TOTM... much deserved!

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Old 03/06/2004, 10:45 PM   #6
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Congrats on a well deserved TOTM

The Scolymia's in you tank are gorgeous!


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Old 03/07/2004, 03:59 AM   #7
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Very Nice. My goal to have a tank like that one day.


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Old 03/07/2004, 08:06 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone.

I'll try to answer people's questions at least once a day. I appreciate your interest in my tank!!

I have been running carbon 24x7 for the last two years. I have a lot of leathers in the tank and find that everything seems much happier when running carbon.

I love Scolymias! For one thing they are pretty simple to keep and secondly they have some really dramatic colors.

Thanks again everyone.

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Old 03/07/2004, 08:49 AM   #9
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Ahhh, a man after my own heart! A beautiful mixed reef...

Congratulations! Well deserved...

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Old 03/07/2004, 10:52 AM   #10
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Very, very pretty tank!!!


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Old 03/07/2004, 11:48 AM   #11
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simply incredible. I can only hope to achieve such perfection.


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Old 03/07/2004, 12:28 PM   #12
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What kind of camera did you use to take the photos of your tank?


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Old 03/07/2004, 12:28 PM   #13
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Very nice tank! Congratulations!


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Old 03/07/2004, 02:55 PM   #14
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I think your tank looks awesome, Congratulations on Tank of the Month.

How often do you have to trim back the coral battles for space.

I would love to see your tank in it's different stages along the way if you have a web page.


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Old 03/07/2004, 03:35 PM   #15
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When I set up my basement sump, I had serious humidity issues and had to get a dehumidifier. how do you handle moisture in your basement?


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Old 03/07/2004, 04:22 PM   #16
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Beautiful! Brilliant ideas about lowering temp!


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Old 03/07/2004, 04:48 PM   #17
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Lordy Lordy! I just read my future. Your story is exactly where I see this wonderful hobby taking me. I can only hope for the same success I see in your set up. Very good!


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Old 03/07/2004, 04:54 PM   #18
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Wow. Looks great and much bigger than a 90.

Congratulations.


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Old 03/07/2004, 04:57 PM   #19
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cman,
Beautiful, I won't say tank,but entire system. Anyone in this hobby can easily see the research, thought, and hard work you have put into your system. You deserve this honor.


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Old 03/07/2004, 04:58 PM   #20
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Fantastic looking 90, I love the way you've incorporated the softies and stonies, makes for a very pleasurable view......


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Old 03/07/2004, 05:06 PM   #21
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beeaauuutiful tank! Looks a lot bigger than a 90 gallon! amazing!


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Old 03/07/2004, 06:14 PM   #22
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kalk reactor

nice job, what kind of kalk reactor and doser do you use?


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Old 03/07/2004, 06:17 PM   #23
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Thanks again.

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What kind of camera did you use to take the photos of your tank?
It's a Sony CyberShot DSC-S85

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I don't do a lot of trimming. I just let nature take over.

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I do have to use a dehumidfier in the months of July and August when it's most humid here in the Boston area. It's kid of funny to think of the battle that goes on - I top-off the tank, the water evaporates, the dehumidifier takes it out of the air and then I throw it out on the lawn. I wish I could use it in the tank but I have read enough to know that it's not worth the chance.


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Old 03/07/2004, 06:34 PM   #24
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nice tank. I was wondering if you could give any sugggestions with my tank. I have a 75 gallon reef ready tank. when I get water from my over flow into my sump, I get alot of bubbles and when the water travels to my return pump and back into my tank air bubbles are coming out. I initally turn my return pump around to where its not facing the return line from my sump and I also placed a valve control on my pump. I have a dolphin 1200 as my return pump and I have slowed down the pressure alot but I also slowed down the current in my tank. Any suggestions. Thanks


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Old 03/07/2004, 06:42 PM   #25
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Wow, amazing tank and article Carl! Very unique, intelligent set-up you got going there. I hope someday my "little" 30gal will look half as nice. Congrats!


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