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Old 05/26/2013, 09:14 AM   #7726
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Now that is a stunning piece. I have never seen a piece like that. How long have you had it? Where did you get it from?
I just have them three days ago from the southern part of Thailand.


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Old 05/26/2013, 09:20 AM   #7727
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Ching. As Ive already mentioned to you elsewhere, those recently collected Spirobranchus Porites are some of the nicest colonies Ive seen collected in recent years ... One of my most cherished species and a determining factor of why I committed to dedicating my life to Marine Biology/Coral Reef Preservation for a few years, previously/in the past

Unfortunately, the uneducated/ill informed/outright careless of the ReefKeepers have been/are killing them off at a sickeningly rapid pace ...

Many do not realize the magnitude of this Symbiosis, let alone just how difficult it is/the degree of skill, comprehensive knowledge and work ethic needed to maintain the Spirobranchus worm(s) in captivity ... Wouldn't you agree, Ching ?

Im glad such a fine example/specimen/colony of this species will be on display in your World-Class DSPS system, please keep me updated/informed as to its progress (PM is ok) !

The absolute best of luck with this magnificent species !
CRD. Thank you.
I also haven't seen this coral for many years.
Do you have any tip to keep them?
What I know is we have to keep them away from some fishes and put them in low light. Anything else?


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Old 05/26/2013, 12:10 PM   #7728
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amazing tank!


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Old 05/26/2013, 12:41 PM   #7729
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Very nice too see Chingchai

The Christmasthree is one off a thousend,are there no fish in your tank that will eat them.

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Old 05/26/2013, 01:46 PM   #7730
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the tank is awesome, I will be moving back to Thailand next week(after 15 year study in CA). Hope I can see your tank in person.
question: to start a new tank, my friend said that I can buy most equipment at jj market right?


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Old 05/26/2013, 11:53 PM   #7731
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hello Chingchai
your using kalkwasser in the aquarium?
that type of reactor is in the aquarium?
which is how to use?

Thank you.

your aquarium is wonderful


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Old 05/27/2013, 08:07 AM   #7732
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All I can say is "wow". No wonder I've heard your name pop up on a regular basis since I first started researching reef aquariums. Your work is spectacular.


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Old 05/27/2013, 01:54 PM   #7733
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Ching, what do you use to keep your acrylic so clean?


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Old 05/28/2013, 03:03 AM   #7734
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Hi Mr Ching Chai, I have question about natural filtration, in my country naqtural filtration methods likely will defeat artificial methods, natural filtration mean used only natural methods, sump consist chaulerpa taxifolia and live rock and main tank consist fresh from the ocean still really wet is live rock and fresh from the ocean too live sand but surprisingly with this system the natural sps reef tank looking very nice pale color for the almost 6 months. Fish, lps and invert look very healthy. Maintenance only dosing ca,kh, and mg top off using tap water not ro with tds 70 ppm and water change 15 % monthly ONLY, without skimmer, phospate remover, carbon, additive and etc It's look like this system is not relevan with modern/berlin system. what do you think about this system, i don't want to compare or argue this system with todays system, i jusat wondering how this natural system can success keeping sps inlude deep water sps. for note : this man has 2 natural reef tank using same natural system , first tank 3 years old and second tank 6 months



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Old 05/28/2013, 06:58 AM   #7735
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Very nice too see Chingchai

The Christmasthree is one off a thousend,are there no fish in your tank that will eat them.

Cheers Luc
So far there is no fish to harm them yet. Hope I am lucky.


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Old 05/28/2013, 07:00 AM   #7736
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the tank is awesome, I will be moving back to Thailand next week(after 15 year study in CA). Hope I can see your tank in person.
question: to start a new tank, my friend said that I can buy most equipment at jj market right?
Hati. Welcome to Reef Central.
You can come to see my tank anytime.
Yes, you can get everything from JJ market.


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Old 05/28/2013, 09:38 AM   #7737
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hello Chingchai
your using kalkwasser in the aquarium?
that type of reactor is in the aquarium?
which is how to use?

Thank you.

your aquarium is wonderful
agv180. Thank you.
Yes, I use kalkwasser media from TLF and kalkreactor from Siam-ocean.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Si-Am-...91624294237193


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Old 05/28/2013, 09:40 AM   #7738
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All I can say is "wow". No wonder I've heard your name pop up on a regular basis since I first started researching reef aquariums. Your work is spectacular.
Hawg Pharm. Thanks.


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Old 05/28/2013, 09:44 AM   #7739
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Ching, what do you use to keep your acrylic so clean?
I use this.
http://www.marinedepot.com/Lifegard_...RB1517-vi.html


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Old 05/28/2013, 09:49 AM   #7740
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Hi Mr Ching Chai, I have question about natural filtration, in my country naqtural filtration methods likely will defeat artificial methods, natural filtration mean used only natural methods, sump consist chaulerpa taxifolia and live rock and main tank consist fresh from the ocean still really wet is live rock and fresh from the ocean too live sand but surprisingly with this system the natural sps reef tank looking very nice pale color for the almost 6 months. Fish, lps and invert look very healthy. Maintenance only dosing ca,kh, and mg top off using tap water not ro with tds 70 ppm and water change 15 % monthly ONLY, without skimmer, phospate remover, carbon, additive and etc It's look like this system is not relevan with modern/berlin system. what do you think about this system, i don't want to compare or argue this system with todays system, i jusat wondering how this natural system can success keeping sps inlude deep water sps. for note : this man has 2 natural reef tank using same natural system , first tank 3 years old and second tank 6 months
I never try natural filtration system but I do believe it works well.
One of our local member also use this system and SPS in his tank is so healthy and has nice color.


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Old 05/28/2013, 10:05 AM   #7741
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I will attend MACNA as a speaker in the end of this August.
It will be my great opportunity to meet some of you guys over there.
Look forward to seeing you.



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Old 05/28/2013, 10:24 AM   #7742
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Old 05/29/2013, 10:23 AM   #7743
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those CT worms colonies are insane.....


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Old 05/30/2013, 05:23 PM   #7744
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Old 05/30/2013, 07:52 PM   #7745
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I havent been on here for 4 years. Can you please post a recent picture of this awesome tank. Thanku.


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Old 05/31/2013, 11:04 AM   #7746
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This photo is the epitome of Reefing. This was taken by your daughter right? It's the best picture in my opinion on your thread that captures the true magnitude of your passion and your pride in your success.
Dear Chingchai you have achieved the highest in this hobby. You are "THE" benchmark in reefing.
Others can only emulate you....never be on par with you.
Such an inspiration...more than words can ever explain.
All I want to say is Thank You...


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Old 05/31/2013, 05:28 PM   #7747
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Ching, amazing photo. It is awesome how white you keep your sand? Any insight on how to do that???
Tank you for the link on that algae pad you use for your acrylic, I am currently having an acrylic tank buil5t(my first try w acrylic) and I'm excited!

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Old 06/04/2013, 08:37 AM   #7748
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Sawadee krub Chingchai...saw you and your team at Iwarna Singapore last Sunday. You "swept" clean everything I guess cause nothing left for me


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Old 06/04/2013, 10:02 AM   #7749
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I havent been on here for 4 years. Can you please post a recent picture of this awesome tank. Thanku.
I will do soon.


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Old 06/04/2013, 10:05 AM   #7750
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This photo is the epitome of Reefing. This was taken by your daughter right? It's the best picture in my opinion on your thread that captures the true magnitude of your passion and your pride in your success.
Dear Chingchai you have achieved the highest in this hobby. You are "THE" benchmark in reefing.
Others can only emulate you....never be on par with you.
Such an inspiration...more than words can ever explain.
All I want to say is Thank You...
Anup. Thank you so much.
Yes, this pic was taken by my 11 years old daughter.
Your kind words are always appreciated.
But I have no difference from you or other reefers. We are all the same.


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