Articles from SeahorseKeeper

  1. June 2016 R2R Tank Spotlight: Oldude

    My name is Greg Timms - AKA Oldude & like so many others I had kept freshwater aquariums for many years before I got into the marine hobby in 2004. My first SW tank was a 130 gallon which I out grew within a few years. In late 2008, I had a new tank custom built on site with dimensions of 96" wide x 36" deep and 27" tall that works out to about 404 US gallons. I used a taller stand than I had on my previous tank because since I was usually standing when looking at the reef, I was having to...
  2. Reef2Reef Tank Spotlight July 2015: BobbyM

    Reef2Reef Tank Spotlight July 2015: Bobby Melton (BobbyM)

    Tank Thread:
    First, I want to say that I am so honored to receive Tank of the month here on Reef2Reef. I have always dreamed of one day winning an honor like this since the early days of aquarium forums.
    My name is Bobby Melton. I started my first aquarium with the help of my mother at the age of six. Back then, I would catch fish at the lake, bring them up to the house and...
  3. November 2014 R2R Tank of the Month Spotlight: Paul B

    Member Tank Thread:
    I am honored that Reef 2 Reef would feature my reef this month. It is not the nicest looking reef and it does not have wall to wall corals. It's just a tank that has evolved over time to look like it looks. My family owned a sea food business so I grew up with fish. Mostly dead fish but since I spent so much time with fish, it was normal that I should keep them alive. I started my...
  4. October 2014 R2R Tank of the Month Spotlight: TJ's Reef

    My 125g Mixed Reef Build Thread:
    I'm an 'Old Salt' getting my feet wet in SW around 1979 and into my first 'Reeftank' in March of 1982 after meeting Martin Moe Jr. at a conference. Was working at a LFS in the Seattle area as an Assistant Store Manager and had several hundred gallons of mostly FW Discus, S.A. Apistogramma species and Lake Tanganyika African Chiclids breeding them for a handful of LFS's at that...
  5. September 2014 R2R Tank Spotlight: TinPanVa

    TinPanVa’s Geeked Out & Modified 29 BioCube
    R2R Build Thread
    Howdy Fellow Reefers!! Let me just start by saying Thank You & Kudos to R2R for the spotlighting my little Nano-Reef.

    My name is Paul and I’ve had this BioCube up and running just over 2 years now. The first drop of water went in July 16, 2012 and boy oh boy has it been a ride ever since! It all started back in the late 70’s and early 80’s when my dad went from having 3 or 4 freshwater setups running to the first...
  6. August 2014 R2R Tank Spotlight: Siptang

    Member Tank Thread:
    My name is Richard, and I started keeping fish since I was very young by helping my grandmother take care of her multiple small fresh water tanks.
    I got back into the hobby in college after getting a recommendation from a therapist that it's good for calming my nerves and that it will help me relax and possibly sleep better at night.
    I kept a fish only tank for many years,...
  7. July 2014 R2R Tank Spotlight: jourdy

    My current display tank is a zoas/LPS-dominated custom 90-gallon all glass aquarium with the dimensions of 48 x 24” x 18”. My stand is custom made by a friend and me. It’s nothing special – basically just something to place my tank on with no regards to aesthetics. After all, I was more concerned about what’s inside the tank.
  8. June 2014 R2R Spotlight: GlennF

    June 2014 R2R Spotlight: GlennF
    My name in Glenn Fong , from the Netherlands and I live in Rotterdam. All my life I have been keeping all kinds of fresh water aquariums,that was until I was infected with the saltwater virus . My current tank is 250x80x70cm(60cm WH) and was built in 1994. Until December 2004, it was a fresh water tank inhabited with Malawi cichlids. In Dec 2004, I drilled a hole...
  9. May 2014 R2R Spotlight: ritter6788

    My name is Gabriel Ritter. Staring at my tank everyday I sometimes only see the bad and not the good so to have peers mention my tank for the spotlight is a huge honor. I got started in this hobby 6 years ago. I've had small freshwater tanks off and on since I can remember. I kept a 45 gallon with freshwater Cichlids for 7 years while only browsing the saltwater section at the pet store and hoping one day to be able to keep such amazing fish. One day I came home to a heater malfunction that...
  10. April 2014 R2R Spotlight: Trido

    I’ve been keeping fish tanks for 27 years. Nine years ago I started the planning of my first 120 gallon in-wall salt water tank. I’ve been a reef keeper ever since. Four years ago, I broke down my 210, but I never really left the hobby because I custom built a couple of systems for others. Soon enough I had a 29G SPS tank, a year later upgraded to an old 65G I had laying around and one year later set the 210 In-wall back up. My total system is about 380 gallons, down from the 500 gallons the...
  11. March 2014 R2R Spotlight: Chrissy

    March 2014 R2R Spotlight: Chrissy
    Hello, I'm Chrissy Gilbert from Franklin, MA, and this is my Red Sea Max 250 mixed reef aquarium.
    I got into the reefing hobby while living in the Seattle area in 2008. I saw a photo of a saltwater tank on the internet and asked my husband for a 12 gallon Eclipse for my birthday. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! After doing some research and seeing all...
  12. February 2014 Spotlight: Joshporksandwic

    Hello my name is Josh. It's an honor to be nominated and selected for tank of the month. As I am kind of new to the hobby, it really surprises me that others appreciate my tank as much as I do. It all started out by watching an episode of tanked and I got caught the reefing itch. I bought an established tank from someone who introduced me to the hobby and showed me how to maintain my tank. My primary goal when I started was to have nice fish and a few corals. Little did I know I was an...
  13. Fish Inhabitants with Large Seahorses

    Fish that go well with large seahorses
    A lot people want to keep other fish in their seahorse tanks to complement their seahorses. The fish also help with consuming excess food that the seahorses do not eat as well as adding another dimension to the tank. It is important to take certain precautions when choosing what types of fish to add with the seahorses. Seahorses are slow eaters and swimmers. They do not fare well in tanks with aggressive fish.

    1. Pose little to no threat to...
  14. The Symbiotic Relationship between Clownfish and Anemones

    Many people begin the journey into keeping a saltwater tank because they want to have a “Nemo” with its anemone. Before getting the anemone, I think it is important to understand the relationship between the clownfish and its anemone.