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Bella127's Cube

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    Bella127 - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Awards Fantasy Football Champion - 2012 Fantasy Football League Champ Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

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    It is with great pride that I am a Captive Reef TOTM recipient. I call my current tank the "Bella Cube" which is named after my daughter. It was filled with water on January 7th 2008. The tank is located in my kitchen. My first tank was 29g Biocube and was set up for 2 years. I decided I wanted a larger tank and came across this 60 gallon cube and I fell in love with the dimensions. Over the past couple years, my coral selection has evolved and every piece of equipment in the tank has been upgraded at least once from lighting (Current Outer Orbit 150w), skimmer (Eshopps PSK 200), pumps (Koralia 1 Tunze 6000), ato (Tsunami ato), and heater (glass cheapy). I love reefing forums not only for the great information and friendship but also for the great deals. All the equipment upgrades were purchased used off of reefing forums which allowed me to keep setup costs down (which frees up funds for more coral ). In fact the only new purchases have been bulbs and ballast.

    I have witnessed many people leave the hobby for a variety of reasons. I have seen hobbyists upgrade to huge system only to decide it is too expensive, too much work, or have some unfortunate event that forces them out of the hobby. My goal with the 60 gallon cube was to keep the tank manageable and affordable to avoid some of the issues that typically seem to cause others to leave the hobby. Tank maintenance is farily simple. On a daily basis the glass is cleaned and once a week a 5g water changes is performed.

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    Congrats Pete! Thanks for being part of our community and sharing your outstanding tank.

    Sorry about being a week late on the TOTM this month.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 02-07-2010 at 09:50 AM.

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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    Sep 2009
    Thumb MI
    Awards Yugo Award Photo of the Month


    Congratulations Bella, well done. Very deserving and a good choice.
    I simply can't trust people that don't like bacon,

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sep 2009
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI


    Congratulations Pete! Well deserved! Your tank is gorgeous!!

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Awards Photo of the Month


    Congrats Petey! Tank looks great!

    Love the new TOTM format and trophy!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    Argent - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Dec 2009
    Berkley, Michigan


    Good Job Pete!
    Argent's 24G Aquapod HQI
    Argent Imaging on Flickr

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Ann Arbor
    Awards Fishbowl Drawing Winner


    Very nice tank. One of these days I will Have my tank so organized lol

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    UofM territory
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner


    Congrats on TOTM!!! You have one sweet tank!

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Oct 2009
    U.P. of Michigan.
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default Re: February 2010 Tank of the Month - Bella127

    Awesome tank!! Well deserved TOTM!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    tazzy695 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sep 2009
    flint, mi


    congrats bella
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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