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Delphinus
04-09-2012, 08:22 AM
For April 2012 we are featuring Zoaelite's ridiculously-full-of-zoanthids garden reef!

Please click on the picture below to check it out.

Congratulations Levi and Devan, and thank you for sharing your system details with us!

http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/apr12/images/images/_MG_9241.JPG (http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/apr12/index.php)

Cade
04-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Congratulations!! You deserve it, Im sure I was not the only one who thought you would get it.
AMAZING TANK!!
:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

waynemah
04-09-2012, 08:38 AM
Congrats! Well deserved :mrgreen:

kole
04-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Congrats. Amazing collection. I really liked the video nice job.

reefermadness
04-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Congrats for sure.....looks great.

reefwars
04-09-2012, 02:00 PM
way to go buddy and show em how its done!!!! :):) well deserved:)

fishytime
04-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Congrats gentlemangs.....well deserved..... Welcome the the club:wink:

Triggz
04-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Congrats on the TOTY... errrr I mean TOTM lol! Well deserved indeed!

Skimmer King
04-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Well done Levi and devan looks amazing the colors blow my mind

Seriak
04-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Congrats, amazing tank.

Lance
04-09-2012, 04:06 PM
Congrats guys! Well deserved.

spawn
04-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Very Nice, well deserved.

blaster
04-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Funny i thought mangroves never really grew that much.Do you believe they are a good nutrient export?Tank looks great by the way.

lastlight
04-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Amazing tank and a very thorough write-up =)

christyf5
04-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Congrats! Gorgeous!! :cool:

Bblinks
04-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Amazing collection of zoa, congrats Levi!

NastayNatron
04-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Congrats! Looks amazing!

Madmak
04-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Very, very nice! Congrats!

Marlin65
04-09-2012, 05:06 PM
Very nice tank well done.

toytech
04-09-2012, 07:15 PM
One of my all time favorite tanks for sure , great job.

muck
04-09-2012, 07:50 PM
Well deserved guys!! :biggrin1:

Zoaelite
04-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone :biggrin:, even bigger thanks to Tony for putting up with me trying to design the webpage vicariously through him at 2:00am in the morning.


Funny i thought mangroves never really grew that much.Do you believe they are a good nutrient export?Tank looks great by the way.


Hard to tell because I have multiple nutrient sinks going on, I have always used them and regardless if they work I love the look :biggrin:.

Just to spice things up here are some recent top downs:
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http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5581/mg0030vx.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/mg0030vx.jpg/)

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1064/mg0013c.jpg (http://img546.imageshack.us/i/mg0013c.jpg/)

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http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3516/mg0002ge.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/i/mg0002ge.jpg/)

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3131/mg0016i.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/mg0016i.jpg/)

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/796/mg9994.jpg (http://img848.imageshack.us/i/mg9994.jpg/)

Zoaelite
04-09-2012, 09:09 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2553/mg9988y.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/mg9988y.jpg/)

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9837/mg9985.jpg (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/mg9985.jpg/)

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8223/mg0078s.jpg (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/mg0078s.jpg/)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9534/mg0073.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/mg0073.jpg/)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/503/mg0064.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/mg0064.jpg/)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9813/mg0057e.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/mg0057e.jpg/)

Casey8
04-09-2012, 09:12 PM
It's so BEAUTIFUL ! Congratulations !!!!

reefgirl189
04-09-2012, 09:21 PM
You are every aspiring zoa collectors' envy :)

Congrats on TOTH, It's very well deserved!

NorthernCoral
04-09-2012, 09:27 PM
UNREAl zoa collection... very envious.

christyf5
04-09-2012, 09:59 PM
Great pics Levi, you've got quite the candy store there :cool:

Just a question about your nighttime water column saturation method. You haven't ever had any oxygenation problems with the corals sliming/reduction of flow/no skimmer combination? Just wondering as I accidentally had my skimmer and return pump off overnight once and lost my bellus angel from what I assumed to be low oxygen. Could be that they're just overly sensitive as I've heard angelfish can be. I'm intrigued to try your method but it kind of scares the bejeezus out of me and I'd likely have the pumps come on after only an hour or two.

Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts on this :biggrin:

reefermadness
04-10-2012, 02:46 AM
Just to spice things up here are some recent top downs:

Spicy! ;)

bignose
04-10-2012, 02:54 AM
Absolutely stunning tank. Congrats on TOTM it's well deserved.

gregzz4
04-10-2012, 02:57 AM
Congrats
No surprise here as I've always thought your tank is stunning

noirsphynx
04-10-2012, 03:04 AM
Congratulations Levi!!! Well deserved and long overdue :biggrin:

EDIT: just watched the video :hail:

Coralgurl
04-10-2012, 03:42 AM
Wow!! That's an awesome tank and system you have! Thanks for the write up and video, very inspiring. Congrats!

Rice Reef
04-10-2012, 03:43 AM
Congrats! Your "field" of zoas is awesome!

Zoaelite
04-10-2012, 05:38 AM
Great pics Levi, you've got quite the candy store there :cool:

Just a question about your nighttime water column saturation method. You haven't ever had any oxygenation problems with the corals sliming/reduction of flow/no skimmer combination? Just wondering as I accidentally had my skimmer and return pump off overnight once and lost my bellus angel from what I assumed to be low oxygen. Could be that they're just overly sensitive as I've heard angelfish can be. I'm intrigued to try your method but it kind of scares the bejeezus out of me and I'd likely have the pumps come on after only an hour or two.

Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts on this :biggrin:

No losses thus far, I agree though if your hesitant to do it start really slow.

That being said all of the tanks I have done this with have had a fair amount of surface area so it has never really been a problem. Make sure you keep your return pump on though, don't want a temperature drop. It would be nice to get an O2 probe running and take some measurements, I might pick one up the next time I'm at the LFS.

Thanks again for all the shout outs everyone :smile:!

The Grizz
04-10-2012, 05:45 AM
Congrats Levi & Devan very well deserved & I have yet to feast my eyes on this system in person YET :twised:

Myka
04-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Congrats Levi! I've always loved the idea of a Zoa dominated tank, and the size of yours too is really great. Love the rainbow!

tt101
04-10-2012, 07:19 PM
wow your tank is stunning.....why hasn't a game of count the fish began yet lol. i counted 15

RPatsula
04-12-2012, 08:46 PM
I'm just starting out. My setup is very similar to yours wrt to equipment abnd tank size. I'm just starting to put the coral and fish in. I hope my tank can look a fration as good as yours. Steve at RedCoral edmonton has been helping me out. I have lotsa to learn...lol

canadianbudz604
04-13-2012, 05:37 AM
this is the type of stuff that makes me love salt tanks. Wow crazy tank

Zoaelite
04-14-2012, 07:41 PM
this is the type of stuff that makes me love salt tanks. Wow crazy tank

Thanks!!

Congrats Levi & Devan very well deserved & I have yet to feast my eyes on this system in person YET :twised:

Hopefully before I get you to build my light hanging rail :mrgreen:. 23rd is my last exam then I'm off to Jamaica for 10 days, you should stop by for a frag swap after that.

Congrats Levi! I've always loved the idea of a Zoa dominated tank, and the size of yours too is really great. Love the rainbow!

Thanks Mindy! I'm excited to see how your 50g turns out, should be a little easier to deal pest algae and keep everything stable for the little guys.

Zoaelite
04-14-2012, 07:44 PM
wow your tank is stunning.....why hasn't a game of count the fish began yet lol. i counted 15

One... two... three... four... dam... one... two... three.... four... Ya I give up :lol:.

I'm just starting out. My setup is very similar to yours wrt to equipment abnd tank size. I'm just starting to put the coral and fish in. I hope my tank can look a fration as good as yours. Steve at RedCoral edmonton has been helping me out. I have lotsa to learn...lol

Steve & RC in general usually has some of the nicest zoas for the best prices. Thanks for the shout out!

The Grizz
04-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Hopefully before I get you to build my light hanging rail :mrgreen:. 23rd is my last exam then I'm off to Jamaica for 10 days, you should stop by for a frag swap after that.

That would be great but I'm sure there's nothing I have that you don't already :biggrin: have a blast in Jamaica dude, I'm jealous :mrgreen:

Snappy
04-15-2012, 09:02 AM
Very nice Levi, congrats!

tt101
04-16-2012, 05:56 AM
One... two... three... four... dam... one... two... three.... four... Ya I give up

looool tell me about it :wink:

Megalodon
04-22-2012, 05:49 AM
This is truly the most beautiful tank I've ever seen.

Perhaps the most beautiful ANYTHING I've ever seen.

Outstanding!

Bblinks
05-10-2012, 12:06 AM
May TOTM on reefcentral eh? Very impressive. Congrats Levi.

reefermadness
05-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Wow congrats...but I'm confused the FTS looks so different on RC....way more sps it seems.

fishytime
05-10-2012, 01:50 AM
Wow congrats...but I'm confused the FTS looks so different on RC....way more sps it seems.

:lol:.....I was wondering the same thing.....

Zoaelite
05-10-2012, 01:59 AM
I'm a little confused myself haha :neutral:. I already sent her a PM.

I thought she was going to wait for June so I could add a little more too it, I got the message last night that it was going up today. Thanks for the kind words guys!

Delphinus
05-10-2012, 02:01 AM
The thanks at the end might need a tiny edit or two. :) Unless the TOTM person there is named Tony too..

Congrats though! That is neat to get back to back features like that. I don't think that happens too often. :cool:

reefermadness
05-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Still confused...is that not your tank in the FTS?

Zoaelite
05-10-2012, 03:12 AM
Haha, ya that's definitely not my tank. :lol:. They have yet to change it over on the main page, I think they are kind of in the works of getting it out.

Zoaelite
05-10-2012, 03:24 AM
The thanks at the end might need a tiny edit or two. :) Unless the TOTM person there is named Tony too..

Congrats though! That is neat to get back to back features like that. I don't think that happens too often. :cool:

Had a little laugh over that one, I really wish RC would of waited so I could of taken new photos for them. Bigger congrats to Devo though, pretty sure he is the youngest RC TOTM recipient to date.

Guess I can always post new photos here :lol:, I picked up a few new additions coral and fish alike. New photos on there way tomorrow including the crab spawn!

reefermadness
05-10-2012, 04:38 AM
Haha, ya that's definitely not my tank. :lol:. They have yet to change it over on the main page, I think they are kind of in the works of getting it out.
I see....sorry I was looking at it on my 7" playbook and wasn't sure what was going on. Thought maybe you went away to Jamica and your brother filled it up with sps and ditched your zoas:biggrin:

Anyway congrats again....another great Canadian tank to add to the list.

wickedfrags
05-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Dual honours, Canreef and ReefCentral at the same time! Nice.

Congrats, the tank looks great Levi.

kien
05-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Congrats man. Well deserved TOTM! Do you still have anything of mine so that I can come over and check out the tank? :-)

Zoaelite
05-22-2012, 07:01 PM
I see....sorry I was looking at it on my 7" playbook and wasn't sure what was going on. Thought maybe you went away to Jamica and your brother filled it up with sps and ditched your zoas:biggrin:

Anyway congrats again....another great Canadian tank to add to the list.

I wouldn't put it past him :lol:, thanks again buddy!

Dual honours, Canreef and ReefCentral at the same time! Nice.

Congrats, the tank looks great Levi.

Thanks Dave, funny enough it was your write up back in 2007 that really kicked me into the zoanthid game. Still wouldn't mind the selection that Toronto brings you though :wink:.

Congrats man. Well deserved TOTM! Do you still have anything of mine so that I can come over and check out the tank? :-)

Uhmmm, I could come and take your fish trap for another 6 month test drive if you want haha. PM of ma numba is on its way shortly, maybe I can arrange a few of you guys over at the same time I think Greg & Brett wanted to take a look as well. Thanks for the comment Kien!

kien
05-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Uhmmm, I could come and take your fish trap for another 6 month test drive if you want haha. PM of ma numba is on its way shortly, maybe I can arrange a few of you guys over at the same time I think Greg & Brett wanted to take a look as well. Thanks for the comment Kien!

I already have your number but ya, get on that tank tour. Please and thank you :-D

lastlight
05-22-2012, 07:26 PM
Yeah I'm down to come up =)

HOSTA_333
05-27-2012, 11:31 PM
Wow that is a great tank. Keep it up

Zoaelite
06-09-2012, 06:26 PM
Hokkayyy, tank viewing is being arranged (slowly but it will happen)!

If anyone is interested in stopping by for a beer shoot me a PM. I'm still trying to work out a day that will work best for everyone, accommodating Kiens extreme basket weaving classes is making it tough though.

kien
06-09-2012, 07:09 PM
.. accommodating Kiens extreme basket weaving classes is making it tough though.

Dude.. Seriously???? That class ended months ago! I'm taking underwater basket weaving now FYI.

molotov
11-02-2012, 07:17 PM
Congrats on TOTM. To be honoured with this title 7 months in a row is outstanding. Can't wait to someday see this tank in person some day.