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titus
04-30-2007, 05:05 PM
Congradulations to our 2007 May winner!
Snappy's 130 Gallon Reef (http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/may07/index.php) <-- click here

http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/may07/tnreflectionRHside.jpg
Titus

Joe Reefer
04-30-2007, 05:18 PM
Way to go Greg, now your famous. :mrgreen:

Phanman
04-30-2007, 05:37 PM
very nice tank snappy! looks even better in person

Der_Iron_Chef
04-30-2007, 05:48 PM
Amazing! Congrats!

Pier Pressure
04-30-2007, 05:54 PM
Congratulations, Greg, on a beautiful tank. I have to say that pictures cannot do it justice. It has to be seen in person to be believed!

marie
04-30-2007, 06:09 PM
congratulations, the photography is amazing, someday (maybe) I'll have my camera figured out :biggrin:

robzilla
04-30-2007, 08:02 PM
very nice work!!

Delphinus
04-30-2007, 08:16 PM
Congratulations Greg, very nice ! :)

SeaHorse_Fanatic
04-30-2007, 10:07 PM
Totally awesome looking tank & very well deserved TOTM winner. Great job Greg.

Anthony

woodcarver
04-30-2007, 10:13 PM
Absolutely stunning!! When I first tried a tropical saltwater set up in the mid sixties I never imagined the hobby would progress to this stage .
Many congratulations on your accomplishment Greg .



.........................Dave.

justinl
04-30-2007, 11:00 PM
wow, gorgeous tank greg! well deserved recognition.

ClubReef
04-30-2007, 11:04 PM
Greg,

The tank is looking spectacular! Congrats on the TOTM.

Skimmer King
04-30-2007, 11:29 PM
Very well done there Greg. Its nice to have something beautiful in your house other then that Wife eh.. :razz:

Jason McK
04-30-2007, 11:46 PM
Increadable Tank Greg. Very well done

J

Snappy
05-01-2007, 03:00 AM
Thanks a lot for the kind remarks everybody. It's still got a ways to go before it reaches what I'm striving for but it has come a long way since the teardown & restart 7 months ago. :changes:
Thanks again,

Snappy
05-02-2007, 01:45 AM
Very well done there Greg. Its nice to have something beautiful in your house other then that Wife eh.. :razz:
That's true but my tank pales in comparison:wink: Thanks Asmodeus.

Thank you also Jason, Darryl, Justin, Dave, Anthony, Tony, Marie, Robzilla, Roderick, Drew, Phanman, Lando. Being recognized by fellow hobbyist's means a lot to me.:biggrin:

SuperFudge
05-02-2007, 02:58 AM
Spectacular tank Greg, you should be proud!



Marc.

Snappy
05-02-2007, 03:02 AM
Thank you Marc. I would love to see your tank one of these days.

SuperFudge
05-02-2007, 03:07 AM
Thank you Marc. I would love to see your tank one of these days.

Anytime your in the neighborhood, drop me a line.

2 coolers will be needed though, one for the frag tradin, and one for the Corona`s. :D

Marc.

Ruth
05-02-2007, 03:12 AM
Beautiful tank Greg and very much deserved recognition:biggrin:

SuperFudge
05-02-2007, 03:20 AM
Beautiful tank Greg and very much deserved recognition:biggrin:

I second that !

Is there any pics you wish to share of the reugium or sump ?

Snappy
05-02-2007, 03:59 AM
I second that !

Is there any pics you wish to share of the reugium or sump ?
The picture of my sump for whatever reason never made it onto the page, but there are two pictures of my refugium posted right above the subtitle: Refugium. There is a full front shot(with the blurred firefish&flame angel rh side) and one of a few of the corals I have in there (basically center tank)....devil's hand, mushrooms, colt and a birdsnest(with a yellow clown goby in it). The blurry lines about 1/3 of the way in on each side is where the tank bends for the hex front. Also that spotted wrasse, orchid dottyback and marine beta are all in the "fuge". I can always post more if you want but I thought that would probably suffice. Oh to avoid any confusion the gorgonian and dragon pipe are in the main display but those other two pictures are of the refugium, along with all the livestock listed under it. Oh and for the record "Halimeda durvillei" should read "Halymenia durvillei." Now you likely know more than you wanted about the "refugium":lol:
Thanks Ruth & thanks again Marc,

mark
05-02-2007, 05:18 AM
saying WOW again and again (wife's also repeating herself).

Snappy
05-02-2007, 06:12 AM
Thanks Mark. I'm glad I was able to wow ya.:lol:

Zylumn
05-02-2007, 06:34 AM
Greg
I had to show my wife your tank picture. After seeing it live Sunday she understood why I walked around in a daze the rest of the day.

Snappy
05-02-2007, 07:23 AM
:lol: Thanks Zylumn, come on back any time.

christyf5
05-02-2007, 04:27 PM
The picture of my sump for whatever reason never made it onto the page, but there are two pictures of my refugium posted right above the subtitle: Refugium.

I never received any photos of the sump. Sorry.

Snappy
05-02-2007, 04:49 PM
I never received any photos of the sump. Sorry.
Sorry Christie I wasn't trying to be accusitory, there was a mix up on my end with several pictures I thought I was sending that when you received them turned out to be the wrong file.
You did a great job.
Thanks,

Doug
05-02-2007, 06:30 PM
:onfire: What an outstanding tank to be featured. Beautiful corals. The time and effort you must put into your passion, shows in the excellent write up and photo shoot you sent Christy. I mentioned to her, the research that went into including all the correct names of corals & fish, shows your dedication.

You have indeed, provided a superb read for us to enjoy and look at. Congrats. :mrgreen:

Now I,m going to look at more pics. :smile:

Snappy
05-02-2007, 11:48 PM
Thanks very much Doug

reefan
05-04-2007, 03:08 PM
looks great, nice mix of everything. even your refugium looks awesome

Snappy
05-06-2007, 06:03 PM
looks great, nice mix of everything. even your refugium looks awesome
Thanks Reefan, since I had the tank but no room to hide it I opted to try and make the refugium into something that I could use as a second display.
Thanks,

andrewsk
05-13-2007, 07:14 PM
I was recently over at Greg's and must say his tank is amazing. Some of the most colorful corals I have ever seen.

Congrats!

Keith

Snappy
05-15-2007, 01:32 AM
Thank you Keith, I'm glad you liked it.

michika
05-26-2007, 01:04 AM
I have to admit, I continually flip back and forth to your TOTM thread, its so pretty!

How do you test your parameters? Do you use digital monitors, like Pinpoint, or do you do it the old fashion way with test tubes and chemicals?

Snappy
05-27-2007, 09:50 PM
I have to admit, I continually flip back and forth to your TOTM thread, its so pretty!

How do you test your parameters? Do you use digital monitors, like Pinpoint, or do you do it the old fashion way with test tubes and chemicals?
Thanks Catherine I'm glad you like it.
I do my testing (and I hate to admit this) only occasionally and use old school test kits, test tubes & chemicals, etc. Over time one gets to know their system and what it uses and requires so I generally test no more than once every 2-3 months. I will test if I think there is a problem but then again I also have some corals that act like a "canary in a coalmine" so if they look distressed I know that a particular element is low or high and then correct it.

reefan
06-07-2007, 12:41 AM
I was wondering where you get your corals from?

muck
06-07-2007, 08:12 AM
I was lucky enough to get a sneak-peek of your writeup and photos before I left on holidays. It was immediately clear the time and effort you put into this hobby. Would like to see it in person again sometime. It looks a lot different than the last time I was over.

Congratulations on a well-deserved TOTM feature Greg!!


Now I really, really want to setup my new tank so I can stuff it full with fabulous sps pieces as well.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Snappy
06-07-2007, 02:15 PM
I was wondering where you get your corals from?
I got about half of my collection from others in the hobby with whom I've bought from and/or traded with, and most of the rest of my stuff from the suppliers I mentioned in "acknowledgements" in my write up.

Snappy
06-07-2007, 02:22 PM
I was lucky enough to get a sneak-peek of your writeup and photos before I left on holidays. It was immediately clear the time and effort you put into this hobby. Would like to see it in person again sometime. It looks a lot different than the last time I was over.

Congratulations on a well-deserved TOTM feature Greg!!


Now I really, really want to setup my new tank so I can stuff it full with fabulous sps pieces as well.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Thanks very much Ryan. I'd love to have you over any time, you have an open invitation. I know when you set yours up it will be spectacular.
Thanks again,

reefan
07-03-2007, 06:43 AM
Maybe you can answer some questions or something, I look at the May feature page often so I thought I'd see if this thread might come back to life.

Snappy
07-22-2007, 07:59 PM
I just realized today that I had neglected to thank Tony (delphinus) for his contribution. There are a few of the photos that were in my presentation that he took and I appologise for not mentioning that earlier. Sorry about that Tony and thank you.
Cheers!

Delphinus
07-23-2007, 06:11 AM
No problem Snappy :) Glad I could play a small role in a totm, goodness knows the day I ever get the nod for a totm is probably in a different lifetime ;) so if at least a picture I take makes it that's honour enough :cool:

bv_reefer
08-05-2007, 05:07 AM
unbelievable tank, congrats, but the first thing that catches my eye is the pink stylophora in the middle

Snappy
08-06-2007, 03:54 AM
unbelievable tank, congrats, but the first thing that catches my eye is the pink stylophora in the middle
Thank you for the compliment. Yes that stylo is one of my faves.

bv_reefer
08-06-2007, 04:08 AM
-i'd buy a frag off you but too far lol

Snappy
08-06-2007, 06:24 AM
-i'd buy a frag off you but too far lol
I ship all over Canada with great success:wink:

Mik_101
08-06-2007, 08:56 AM
-i'd buy a frag off you but too far lol

Lights are a bit to weak with only 2x 70w halides but heck wont hurt you to try it never know right. If it doesn't work out sell and make money:biggrin:

Aquattro
08-06-2007, 03:58 PM
Both of you!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!