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Old 09/04/2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - September 2004

This month we are featuring John Coppolino's (copps) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, John!


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Old 09/05/2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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Wicked tank man
Congrats!!


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Old 09/05/2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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Congrats Bro. Been anticipating this

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Old 09/05/2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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Beautiful tank, congratulations!


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Old 09/05/2004, 01:39 PM   #5
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Well deserved. An insperation to me Very nice work.


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Old 09/05/2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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unbelievable tank... nice work, lots of good detailed information!!


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Old 09/05/2004, 04:49 PM   #7
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Excellent job of making it look so natural; people often overlook that aspect and yet it is so important! I also loved your detailed, comedic commentaries on the fish rather than just a list of what is present. Great photos too. . . loved the close-ups! And yes, thanking our wives most of all is a futile yet valiant effort at gaining their approval for an overwhelming amount of funds spent. lol!!! Seriously though, AWESOME JOB.


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Old 09/05/2004, 05:41 PM   #8
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Awesome colors!!! I love your rics and clams Great job


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Old 09/05/2004, 06:48 PM   #9
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That's one sexy tank!

Hi!
I am pretty new to this board, but noticed in the article you are from NoVA....I have been trying to find other addicts near me, so it was nice to see your tank!!!
It looks lovely and I too loved the rics and clams...WOW!
CONGRATS!!!!


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Old 09/05/2004, 10:19 PM   #10
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LOVE YOUR TANK!!! WELL DONE MATE!


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Old 09/05/2004, 10:31 PM   #11
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Old 09/05/2004, 10:50 PM   #12
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John, PM me where exactly do you live? Ive been thinking about joining the washington area marine society, but am I too young? (16) I live in centreville...


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Old 09/06/2004, 12:09 AM   #13
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Nice tank! That Regal Angel is beautiful.


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Old 09/07/2004, 09:50 PM   #14
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Congratulations copps!

Copps is a very nice guy, I had the pleasure of doing business with him a few months ago, I got about 7-8 sps frags from him I believe, and it's all doing great. His tank is nice, and he deserves this.


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Old 09/08/2004, 12:01 AM   #15
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Nice.

How shallow is sand bed and what type of cleanup crew do you use.


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Old 09/08/2004, 03:01 AM   #16
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Very nice indeed... I could sit in front of that for days on end


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Old 09/08/2004, 03:29 AM   #17
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Tank of the month

Beautiful!!!

Fantastic close ups too.

My current aquarium is 60 gal - and yours gives me hope.


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Old 09/08/2004, 05:50 AM   #18
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Congrats on TOTM, it's well deserved! Your tank is phenomenal. Like your wife, my favorite is the funny/wierd/goofy/nosey flame hawk fish.


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Old 09/08/2004, 06:10 AM   #19
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Really really impressive tank, incredible colour and a real choice selection of fish. Have my eye on a red sea regal myself...and the bristletooth tang,never come across one of those before.


Great job keep it up


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Old 09/08/2004, 06:50 AM   #20
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Congradulations on making TOTM!!!

You've always been one of my most respected reefkeepers and this is a well deserved nomination.

Your reef is a true inspiration and a system I've long repected.


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Old 09/08/2004, 07:40 AM   #21
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Congrats John. Happy for you !!!


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Old 09/08/2004, 08:36 AM   #22
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Looking good John!
PM and e-mail boxes full yet?


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Old 09/08/2004, 08:53 AM   #23
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Congratulations Bro. First you got a NANO reef TOTM award and now this. Can't wait until you move and get your 180 up and future 450+ up to see what you can do with something that big.

Nice to look at your tank and know some of my coral frags once again made it into a print story.

I'm happy I met you when you first joined WAMAS and was able to help populate your original 10g tank with some corals. You have repaid me nicely with your generosity of many frags in return over the years. You really are one of the best reef keepers I know and am proud to call my friend. I know the highlight was having Bruce Carlson come see your tanks in person this summer when he came and spoke at WAMAS symposium.

Well buddy-boy, get busy cause we host MACNA XVII next year and your 180 will be up by then and you can host a mega tank tour for all that come to the area.

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Old 09/08/2004, 10:10 AM   #24
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John:

Extremely nice. I am very glad to see how you have progressed from the best nano I have ever seen (refugium and all) to a gorgeous tank. Keep up the good work.

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Old 09/08/2004, 10:34 AM   #25
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Congrats on TOTM! system looks great! I really like how the bottom is covered in clams and ricordea...awesome!

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