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Delphinus
04-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Canreef is pleased to present our April 2010 Featured Tank Of the Month, Kien's Krazy Kaleidoscopic Koral Kollection!

Please click on the picture below to check out his incredible 150g reef system!

Congratulations Kien, and thank you for sharing your passion with us!


http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/apr10/images/fts1/thumbs/FTS1.jpg (http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/apr10/)

Carmen
04-02-2010, 02:46 PM
I am going to be the first to congratulate you Kien! Wow! You deserve an award for this stunning creation! Incredible tank, incredible write up and so much attention to detail in everything you've done with this tank! You're journal has also been a wealth of information! You have been sure to share every step of your build journey with us canreefers and in doing so have helped many of us build towards our dream tank! Very proud of your accomplishments with this tank Kien! It is a work of art!:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

Jason McK
04-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Congratulation Kien Looks great

rstar
04-02-2010, 04:42 PM
Beautiful tank! And you are well spoken in your article too! Well done!!:clap2:

sitandwatch
04-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Really nice, well deserved.

Chowder
04-02-2010, 04:56 PM
Congrates Kien on the FTOTM. Tank looks really healthy and amazing.


Chris

simplycoral
04-02-2010, 04:57 PM
Awesome Tank Kien; Corals look Great & i love the aquascaping . :hail:

Got me thinking that i should dump this Zeovit and try those bio pellets ::biggrin:

Simon.

christyf5
04-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Congrats Kien, great writeup and photos. You have a truly stunning tank.

Ok I have to ask, is that a red sink scrubby in the photo with the sump filter sock? :razz:

lobsterboy
04-02-2010, 05:16 PM
hey Kien, congrats on TOTM, your tank is looking awesome. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Lance
04-02-2010, 05:57 PM
Well Done! Beautiful tank.

kien
04-02-2010, 06:07 PM
WOW! Thanks everyone !! :-)

I am going to be the first to congratulate you Kien! Wow! You deserve an award for this stunning creation! Incredible tank, incredible write up and so much attention to detail in everything you've done with this tank! You're journal has also been a wealth of information! You have been sure to share every step of your build journey with us canreefers and in doing so have helped many of us build towards our dream tank! Very proud of your accomplishments with this tank Kien! It is a work of art!:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

Thanks Carmen, you are my new best bosom buddy! :lol:

Awesome Tank Kien; Corals look Great & i love the aquascaping . :hail:

Got me thinking that i should dump this Zeovit and try those bio pellets ::biggrin:

Simon.

Bio Pellets are the hizzle 'fo shizzle!

Congrats Kien, great writeup and photos. You have a truly stunning tank.

Ok I have to ask, is that a red sink scrubby in the photo with the sump filter sock? :razz:

Thanks Christy! Yes, that is red sink scrubby. There are actually three in there, a yellow, blue and red one. Long story short, it was migrated over from my last 90g tank to help seed the new tank (bacteria) and hasn't left yet. I've been meaning to take it out but it isn't really doing anything harmful. No detritus buildup, etc. In fact, they now serve as a hive for copepods and such :-)

christyf5
04-02-2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks Christy! Yes, that is red sink scrubby. There are actually three in there, a yellow, blue and red one. Long story short, it was migrated over from my last 90g tank to help seed the new tank (bacteria) and hasn't left yet. I've been meaning to take it out but it isn't really doing anything harmful. No detritus buildup, etc. In fact, they now serve as a hive for copepods and such :-)

Cool, never even thought about that. Awesome idea! I think I might try that :biggrin:

Zoaelite
04-02-2010, 07:12 PM
WOW Kien well deserved man, I will have to stop by one day for a frag swap so I can see it in person!

Every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at midnight there is a lightening storm (white LEDs flash randomly).
Never thought of doing something like that, is the hardware easy to set up?

kien
04-02-2010, 07:20 PM
WOW Kien well deserved man, I will have to stop by one day for a frag swap so I can see it in person!


Never thought of doing something like that, is the hardware easy to set up?

Thanks Levi :-) Well, yes, I suppose it was easy considering I just plugged it into my controller (Profilux) and said "make lightening, thank you" :biggrin: It is a special light that is controlled by the controller, which also controls the sunrise/sunset (red LEDS) and moon phases (blue LEDs). I'm pretty sure there is no benefit whatsoever to the tank but it is hell-a-cool to sit and watch :lol:

Snappy
04-02-2010, 07:39 PM
Congratulations on being awarded FTOTM Kien, your reef looks great with lots of fabulous corals. Great quality on the pictures as well. Nicely done!

Canadian
04-03-2010, 04:22 AM
Congratulations Kien!

The photography is excellent and does a great job of showing your healthy and beautiful livestock!

I don't know if you it was mentioned in the write-up but what camera did you use for the photos?

kien
04-03-2010, 04:25 AM
Congratulations Kien!

The photography is excellent and does a great job of showing your healthy and beautiful livestock!

I don't know if you it was mentioned in the write-up but what camera did you use for the photos?

Thanks! For the underwater shots (most of the top down ones) I use an Olympus Stylus Tough underwater camera. For all others I use the Canon 5D Mark II with the 100mm macro lens :-)

fooser
04-03-2010, 06:12 AM
Fantastic Kien!
Congratulations on a reef well done. I am sure this just marks the begining to your tank getting even more inspiring :)

andestang
04-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Congratulations Kien! A top notch feature. I should point out though you forgot to add in the clams to your live stock inventory ;) . I must say by the looks in pic thats one of the healthest looking Borbonius Anthius I've seen. How long have you managed to keep your Linckia's ? Great job !

kien
04-03-2010, 10:24 AM
Congratulations Kien! A top not feature. I should point out though you forgot to add in the clams to your live stock inventory ;) . I must say by the looks in pic thats one of the healthest looking Borbonius Anthius I've seen. How long have you managed to keep your Linckia's ? Great job !

Thanks! Yes you are right I did forget the clams. Oops :-)

if you're amazed by his health you should see how big he is.. Your jaw will drop!

The blue one I've had for over a year now. There is actually a second blue one in there that I rescued off someone. The purple I've only had since December or January I think. The orange one just a month so far.

andestang
04-03-2010, 07:11 PM
Thats what caught my eye was the size of him in one of the pics - outstanding.

andestang
04-03-2010, 07:13 PM
Also do you plan to upgrade your profilux to a III in the future ?

hillegom
04-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Good job Kien! Congratulations.Great inspiration.

kien
04-04-2010, 01:49 AM
Also do you plan to upgrade your profilux to a III in the future ?

I actually have the PIII upgrade, pretty much pre-ordered it when it was released :-) I just haven't had time to upgrade my PII to the PIII yet.. Hopefully in the next few weeks.

Zoaelite
04-04-2010, 02:08 AM
Kien I just noticed those clams you have in there, the one right after the blue linkia has to be the nicest clam I ever seen! If you don't mind me asking where did you pick it up off of?

Red Coral Aquariums
04-09-2010, 07:40 AM
Kien;
Congratulations;
This honor is well deserved.
Having seen your tank you have done an awesome job.
Your attention to detail is inspiring.
I foresee the fowlr becoming a Sept or Aug TOTM.
Kevin

JDigital
04-11-2010, 12:27 AM
Nice work Kien! Congrats! :mrgreen:

tinman
04-11-2010, 04:01 AM
very nicely done congrats kien!!.

kien
04-11-2010, 04:30 AM
thanks guys! :redface:

Coleus
11-02-2010, 09:56 PM
why the link to http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/april10/ is broken?

kien
11-02-2010, 10:01 PM
why the link to http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/april10/ is broken?

Because there is no such link ;)

It is apr10, not april10 :D

Coleus
11-02-2010, 10:04 PM
i see i got the link from http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=21578

muck
11-03-2010, 12:47 AM
Fixed it.

Keep in mind some of FTOTM images are not working currently. Its on the list of things for Titus to do.

Ryan