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Unread 04/03/2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Tank of the Month - April '05

Due to popular demand that we keep the Tank of the Month feature intact ( ), this month we are featuring Steve Schafer's (sschafer) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Steve!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 06:21 AM   #2
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THANKS SKIPPER LOOKS VERY NICE.THANKS!!!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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awww man now I have something to read, thanks alot skipper for messing me up!!!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 07:06 AM   #4
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i thought they removed TOTM?


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Unread 04/05/2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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Great as usual!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 07:36 AM   #6
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Nice to see it back.

We have had The Incredibles

How about a special forum, The Gullibles


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Unread 04/05/2005, 07:38 AM   #7
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Congrats Steve! Great looking system.


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Unread 04/05/2005, 08:01 AM   #8
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Quick question i have a 180 SPS reef and have about 5 different fairy wrasses, labouti, lineatus, flame, rhomboid, and orangeback. I plan on adding maybe 1 more,

my question to you is, how do those tangs get along with the wrasses? i have heard people actually quite a bit of people say that there tangs haev killed thier expensive wrasses? Some people even said they co-existed for awhile then one day the tang just started chasing the fish which lead to disease then death. i was acutally thinking of getting that desjardinii salfin like you have.

what are your thoughts on this?

also how big is that harlquin tusk with smaller fish? i was thinking about getting one, but decided not to because of my small clown fish?

thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, and what a GREAT tank!

what size tank are you going for in your upgrade?

thanks!

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Unread 04/05/2005, 08:16 AM   #9
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always a good read


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Unread 04/05/2005, 08:35 AM   #10
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Unread 04/05/2005, 08:55 AM   #11
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lol, Shouse94 you waited a whole 19 minutes for that bump, Great lookin tank and bump


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Unread 04/05/2005, 08:58 AM   #12
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Unread 04/05/2005, 09:06 AM   #13
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very nice that is the same size of my new tank hope i can get it to look that good one day


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Unread 04/05/2005, 10:27 AM   #14
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Great looking tank. Congrats!

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Unread 04/05/2005, 10:59 AM   #15
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I love having this tank down the street from me

Great job Steve


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Unread 04/05/2005, 11:09 AM   #16
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Nice! Everytime I see a AGA 120 I kick myself for buying the 90g.


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Unread 04/05/2005, 11:23 AM   #17
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What an honor to be tank of the month. Hard work equals success. Thanks for the tour. Quick question, you wrote -

"Initially, I included a 2" to 3" deep sandbed consisting entirely of Southdown play sand. What a mistake that was! I have been trying to get rid of all that sand for quite some time now. While it may have served a purpose for the first year or so, all it has done lately is cause lots of headaches. I've found that the Southdown sand kills the edges on many of my Echinophyllia and significantly retards their growth. "

I have only heard encouraging comments about using Southdown sand. Actually, this is the first negative feedback I have read. Can you give us more details about the problem as you see it?


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Unread 04/05/2005, 12:02 PM   #18
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Wow...once again...beautiful tank! I feel the same way about fish in my reef as you do. Kudos!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 12:14 PM   #19
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yes, another beauty

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Unread 04/05/2005, 12:52 PM   #20
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Fantastic reef Steve.


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Unread 04/05/2005, 01:03 PM   #21
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Just beautiful!!!!!!!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 01:20 PM   #22
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FINALLY someone who isnt afraid to put fish in a reef tank!

Of course...a 100 gallon fuge can help keep the water clean with messy tangs!

Great looking tank. Congrats on TOTM.


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Unread 04/05/2005, 01:47 PM   #23
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Congrats on TOTM steve!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 02:26 PM   #24
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Wow a harly tusk in a reef!


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Unread 04/05/2005, 03:00 PM   #25
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Awsome tank. I always look froward to the tank of the Month. I always like the deeper tanks (front to back).


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