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    Its ALWAYS Ashes2Ashes Fault! Reefscape's Avatar
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    March 2009 Tank Of The Month Winner: Ace25

    The winner of the March 2009 Tank of the Month is Ace25


    Specifics of the Photograph

    Photo Specs:
    - Date Picture Taken: February 27th, 2009
    - Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, Macro setting, timer and tri-pod. Auto settings for focus/aperture/white balance.


    Tank Specs:
    - Date First Setup: June 15th, 2008 - Sept 15th, 2008 (Tore down due to leak)
    - Date Re-Setup December 4th, 2008
    - 30"x24"x24" (75G) - Starphire front - No trim/Euro Bracing


    Flow:
    - 2x Koralia3 Powerheads
    - Gen-X PCX-40 (1170GPH) Closed loop pump attached to a "floating reef"
    - Eheim 1262 (950GPH) Return pump
    - Both Return pump and closed loop pump are routed through a SCWD to alternate flow

    Filtration:
    - 6" Deep Sand Bed in display
    - 100Lbs live rock in display
    - 15G Sump/Refugium
    - 4" Filter sock
    - Remora HOB skimmer
    - TLF Media Reactor w/ Rowaphos Media
    - 2 10oz bags of Chemi-Pure
    - 10lbs live rock rubble + cheato macro algae


    Lighting:
    - 250w PFO HQI Ballast + XM10K SE MH bulb
    - Icecap660 Ballast + 4x 22" Giesemann Actinic T5HO bulbs
    - 12x 3mm blue LEDs for moonlights
    - 26w Coralife mini PC "Freshwater" light on Refugium


    Other Equipment:
    - JBJ ATO for top offs
    - Reefkeeper 2 controller for pH/temperature monitoring, timers, and heater control
    - 2x 150w Heaters
    - Grounding Probe


    Fish: 15 total
    - Potters angel (Centropyge potteri)
    - Potters wrasse (Macropharyngodon geoffroyi)
    - African Leopard wrasse (Macropharyngodon bipartitus)
    - Argus wrasse (Halichoeres argus)
    - Yellow wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)
    - Cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
    - Fusi goby (Fusigobius sp.)
    - White tiger goby (Priolepis nocturna)
    - Pink spot goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephal)
    - Blue spot goby (Cryptocentrus pavoninoides)
    - Yellow watchman goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
    - Engineer goby (Pholidichthys Leucotaenia)
    - Zebra dartfish (Ptereleotris zebra)
    - Lawnmower blenny (Salarias fasciatus)
    - Midas blenny (Ecsenius midas)


    Corals: Too many to list, around 40 different softy, LPS, and SPS corals

    Maintanence Schedule:
    Weekly 50% water changes with RO/DI water and OceanPure Pro salt mix. Weekly Nitrate, Calcium,
    Alkalinity, Magnesium, and Phosphate tests. Daily skimmer cleanings. Bi-Weekly filter sock changes,
    Kalkwasser top off water refill, and glass cleaning. Monthly Chemi-pure/rowaphos media replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy View Post
    its always Niko's Fault!... Thanks Niko!





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    Its ALWAYS Ashes2Ashes Fault! Reefscape's Avatar
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    Congratulations Ace, its about time dude....Well done !!!

    Please PM me your full name, postal address and registered email...Thanks..Also, please PM me a small write up about the tank, setup and inhabitants and will add it to the thread..
    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy View Post
    its always Niko's Fault!... Thanks Niko!



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    congrats! beautiful tank!
    Have a Nice Day!




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    You can call me Sharon :) Mokomon's Avatar
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    Yay!!

    Deservedly so!!
    Congrats!
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    20 High-Mr Betta,Angel, Pygmy's&Julii's, BB gobies, ghost shrimp

    Apparently, I own the elephant in the room



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    Is someone behind me??? Bubbles2112's Avatar
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    Congrats!! Your tank is really spectacular!!
    Decapod attachment: could it be a new DSM-IV revision classification???



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    Congrats, man. You put up a really stiff competition, and you deserve the win. Fantastic tank. Hard to compete with that.
    40g Long River Tank | Planted w/ Eco-Complete substrate, 130watts
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    20g Long Tank | Quarantine, holding, & growout...currently housing 2 pairs of Strawberry Apistos



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    Congrats!! Excellent tank!



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    Really beautiful tank!! You've done a fabulous job with that tank, and work hard to keep it healthy and beautiful!!!

    Congrats!!!
    100g: Tank build in progress. Indian Biotope - swiftwater hillstream.
    20g L: Chili Rasboras, Yellow shrimp, Nerites, MTS, Ramshorns, Planted.
    40g B: Rummy Nose Tetras, Cardinals, Otos, Green Babaulti, Amanos, Nerites, MTS
    10g: Blueberry shrimp, Amanos, Ramshorns, Pond snails, MTS, planted.
    10g: Plant quarantine tank
    10g: Hospital/QT (empty)



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    www.centralcoastreefclub. com Ace25's Avatar
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    Thanks all! That sure was a close race. Great entries this month! Hard to believe a salty beat out so many great planted tanks.

    Hope this is ok, just wanted to share a few of my fav pics for this thread.










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    That truly is a gorgeous reef, almost a fairyland. Well done!

    Edit: I've read Potter's Angels can be hard to get eating. Did yours eat right away, and does he pick at the corals?
    --Anthony
    R.I.P. Rocky T. Betta, Louie T. Betta Lookie! Pictures!!



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