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Old 02/03/2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tank of the Month - February 2007

This month we are featuring Dessy Dietrich's beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Dessy!








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Old 02/05/2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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What an impressive tank. Very nice job.


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Old 02/05/2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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I concur. It's a beautiful tank.

With all the products on the market, I am still uncertain if I am giving my critters a good balanced diet. I use Kent PhytoPlex Phytoplanton and Marine Plankton Cyclop-Eeze.

Have you ever found a need to add Stronium, Magnesium or Iodine?


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Old 02/05/2007, 01:05 PM   #4
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Really cool story behind your tank. Great to see what you have accomplished since 9/11/01.. I think we all remember what we we're doing on that dark day. Have you used all of the same equipment since the tank was started up? Looks as if you are getting great results out of the set up you have..


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Old 02/05/2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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Sweet Tank


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Old 02/05/2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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The article says your tank is an All-Glass 120 tall that is 60x20x24. Is that 60Lx20Wx24H? With those dimensions, it works out to close to 125g. I didn't know All-Glass made a tank that size. When I wanted a 60"L tank I could not find anyone but Perfecto that had one. I got a Perfecto 60Lx18Wx26H. I'm curious as to where you got yours.

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Old 02/05/2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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I love this tank! It seems a relatively simple setup that shows what knowledge over equipment can achieve.

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Old 02/05/2007, 06:09 PM   #8
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Wonderful to see a tank of this stature running on relatively low-tech equipment. I, too, use a CPR overflow for my tank, and part of my tank's maintenance is to clean out the hard connection to the siphon pump tubing with a tooth pick. Do you have a similar requirement, and have you ever had a problem losing the siphon (i.e. flooding?).

Congratulations on your well-deserved honor of TOTM!


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Old 02/05/2007, 08:00 PM   #9
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Absolutly marvelous!


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Old 02/05/2007, 08:11 PM   #10
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Absolutely beautiful tank!!!!! I am very impressed!!!

Sorry, I have some relatively newbie type questions.

How does your orchid dottyback get along with your mandarin or wrasse?

Has your angelfish ever nipped at your soft corals such as your zoos? How long have you had the fish?

How long have you had your hippo or hippo tang? Has that particular tang ever nipped at your corals?

Sorry for all of the questions, but it's nice to see such a successful, amazing tank!!! Congrats!!


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Old 02/05/2007, 08:13 PM   #11
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Great tank!
Congrats on TOTM!


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Old 02/05/2007, 08:14 PM   #12
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It is always reassuring to see a tank as nice as this one with relatively few "extras." The typical TOTM winner goes on to state that they are shocked to win but when you add up the total cost of the equipment alone, how can you be surprised with $15k in cost? This tank has a calcium reactor, fuge, and skimmer. This is proof that the supposed "necessary" items aren't really that necessary. Congrats...it's awesome!


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Old 02/05/2007, 08:32 PM   #13
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What a beautiful tank! The colors are absolutely stunning! It's nice to see such beauty without all the additives! Keep up the great work!
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Old 02/05/2007, 10:07 PM   #14
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Less is more indeed. Beautiful tank, congratulations.


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Old 02/05/2007, 11:02 PM   #15
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Congrats..."love the purple monti-cap"...


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Old 02/06/2007, 05:57 AM   #16
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just proves you dont need to spend a fortune to have a top notch sps tank


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Old 02/06/2007, 08:28 AM   #17
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Des / Larry............congratulation on TOTM.

Gorgeous indeed !!..........keep up the good work. Love the way they all grow together like that reminds me of the natural settings in the wild.

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Old 02/06/2007, 10:41 AM   #18
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Absolutely stunning! Another well deserved choice.


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Old 02/06/2007, 10:56 AM   #19
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Awesome aquascaping! I love the mix of textures and forms with your aquarium. Maybe there is hope for mine.....

Congrats!

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Old 02/06/2007, 02:13 PM   #20
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Got some new acro frags yesterday, its been 24 hours and they still have not grown up.
Hurry up lads, got to catch up on this lovely tank.

Congrats girl!


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Old 02/06/2007, 07:07 PM   #21
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Old 02/06/2007, 11:05 PM   #22
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Its a very cute system.


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Old 02/06/2007, 11:54 PM   #23
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Very nice use of space and an inspirational tank to say the least! Nice job.


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Old 02/07/2007, 05:35 PM   #24
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Beautiful tank. Love the Montipora. And I love the "less is more" approach - I agree completely. Congradulations on TOTM.


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Old 02/07/2007, 06:48 PM   #25
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Beautiful tank! Does it have a DSB, SSB, or is it BB? I cant tell from the pictures.

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