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Old 09/02/2007, 11:09 AM
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Tank of the Month - September 2007

This month we are featuring Mike Leonard's (acropora nut) beautiful reef aquarium:



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

Congratulations, Mike!








If you'd like to nominate a tank
for Tank of the Month, click here
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Old 09/05/2007, 12:15 PM
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Congrats Mike. Awesome tank!!!!
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:21 AM
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very very nice tank. Did I miss in the article how often you change your bulbs?
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:22 AM
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Congrats
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:24 AM
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simply amazing. i wish i could afford to have the stuff you have.. im so jealous...
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:44 AM
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i love it! well worth the wait for the pics and behind the scenes knowledge
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Old 09/06/2007, 12:14 PM
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One word says it all...AWESOME! You gave me the sps bug again!
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Old 09/06/2007, 12:53 PM
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Good god that is an amazing tank. Grats on TOTM, you deserve it.
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:17 PM
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probably one of the best to come on TOM .i like the way you explained what you do and why ...
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:29 PM
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Absolutley beautiful!
Congrats!
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:45 PM
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you had mentioned about magnesium chips???? in the calcium reactor...how do these work and were would I get some from????


oh yeah great job on TOTM....
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:52 PM
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Beautiful tank, of course, but also a very nice write-up. I was surprised to read that you clean out your 100 micron filter sock only once per week. How filthy is it at that time? I was always under the impression that they should be cleaned daily. Whatever, it's obviously working for you!
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:56 PM
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Old 09/06/2007, 01:59 PM
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WOW~!~~!~!~!
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Old 09/06/2007, 02:13 PM
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Awesome tank!

Do you have any pictures of your corals that haven't been edited/corrected so much?
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Old 09/06/2007, 02:52 PM
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hey mike tank looks great,
on the skimming , i also used a mrc double beckett skimmer,
i add a algae turf scrubber 10 months ago, and it out preforms my skimmer, my skimmer has stoped produceing foam. i just scrape my screen weekly, much easer chore than the skimmer. check it out at my gallery.
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Old 09/06/2007, 03:17 PM
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spectacular tank, great job
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Old 09/06/2007, 04:49 PM
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Congrats... Mike. Great article and pics. One of the BEST TOTM article to date. I hope one day my tank will look like yours.
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Old 09/06/2007, 04:51 PM
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awesome...how you clean your acrylic glass without getting any scratches?
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Old 09/06/2007, 05:19 PM
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nice tank mike..nice turf scrubber carnavor
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Old 09/06/2007, 05:55 PM
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Great set up and Incredible coral growth! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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Old 09/06/2007, 05:58 PM
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THANK YOU

Thank you again everyone for the nomination and all the support. This is a really big deal for me and I am really excited for everyone to read the article and see the great pictures Jim and Renee took. I had some really incredible help putting this all together and can't thank those people enough.

I will try to answer everyone's questions as fast and as thoroughly as possible. I will be happy to help anyone in need of advice, always glad to pass on what I have learned.

Thanks again!

Mike
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Old 09/06/2007, 06:03 PM
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Congrats Mike. Awesome tank!!!!
Thx's Carlos...How's the tank????

Mike
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Old 09/06/2007, 06:04 PM
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Beautiful and vibrant! Absolutely all out gorgeous. Hats of to you.
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Old 09/06/2007, 06:14 PM
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That 'Multi-Colored' Wrasse isnt on the list anywhere, but I thought you might want to know, from the picture, I would recognize that bugger anywhere.... its a Temmincki Fairy Wrasse.

Yours looks just like mine... nasty little bugger too! Nothing 'fairy' about males from this species.

And the 'Orange Fish' is a Bodianus bimaculatus, or Yellow Candy Hogfish.

Love the colors of all your critters and corals BTW... looks like you have a good start there...
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