Reef Tank Spotlight

Here we feature beautiful reefs from our members at Reef2Reef.

  1. Dr. Joshi’s 500 Gallon SPS dominated mixed reef

    If you are a reef hobbyist, chances are that you are familiar with the legendary Dr. Joshi. Featured by almost, if not every, reef-keeping print publication, online blog and forum for his coral keeping ability, a quick Google search will reveal his legacy as well as pictures of his beautiful tank.
  2. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Júnio Melo - February 2017

    My name is Júnio Melo, and I am from Brazil. When I was a kid, I asked my mom for a puppy and she gave me a goldfish. She couldn’t imagine the monster she had awakened! In a short period, our apartment was housing 5 comunitary freshwater tanks. I had always dreamed of owning a saltwater tank, and that dream came true in 2005 after graduating and getting married. My wife is a sea lover as much as I am (we are both divers) and has always supported me in these 12 years of saltwater tank...
  3. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Broadfield - March 2017

    I first want to introduce myself. My name is Toby Broadfield and I am from Normal, Illinois. My overall goal for this setup was to be ultra organized with the equipment, make water changes a breeze (no more buckets), have somewhat of a minimalistic rock scape, and have a stunning display without spending a treasure chest of money on expensive corals. I think I have achieved my initial goals, but there’s always room for improvement. I have kept to my plan of not buying any rare/expensive...
  4. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Mark's Rimless NPS Paradise - May 2017

    SPS corals were my passion until I got my first dendro and sun coral. I researched as much as I could about them, and finally last year after moving into my new home, I was able to set up a tank dedicated only to NPS corals and deepwater fish. I am totally in shock , having my second tank nominated as ROTM 6 years later, and I am especially proud of this one, as most ROTM are still SPS tanks and most people view them as the pinnacle of reefing. I hope this will bring more awareness about the...
  5. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Tamama - April 2017

    Keeping SPS in an aquarium is nerve wracking, and yet extremely exciting and fulfilling when you appreciate and enjoy the ups and downs of the hobby. I am glad that my tank can be featured in this forum that may help inspire hobbyists to join in the fun.
  6. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Renton777 - January 2017

    This month, R2R is pleased to feature the reef of Nathan Gist (Renton 777). This 200-gallon tank was set up in September of 2012. Now that tank is absolutely packed to the brim with corals with an 80-gallon frag tank to go along with it. Definitely check out this thriving reef!
  7. R2R Tank of the Month Spotlight: Stylaster - December 2016

    I started this hobby in 1990. Back then I had a 60-gallon system with metal halide lighting and a down draft skimmer. It’s amazing how much technology has changed in the past 26 years! There is a lot more automation now then there use to be and a lot more availability of hardware and livestock. I’m glad to see the hobby has progressed so much over the years. My current system is a 312-gallon acrylic tank (5’x5’x20”) running the berlin method without a sand bed in the system...
  8. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Anton Post's Dutch Reef - August 2017

    Hi! My name is Anton Post and I’m a 29 year old guy from the Netherlands that got into reef tanks three years ago. I’m currently keeping a Red Sea Reefer 525 that has been running since January 2016. I’m very honored to be featured in this month’s Reef of the Month article on R2R! I hope you enjoy the article and pictures. If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask in the tank thread!
  9. The 650l Reef Tank of Pawel Szember

    My name is Pawel Szember and I’m from Poland. First of all I’d like to mention that it is a great pleasure and honor for me to be able to share some of my thoughts and passion to such a large audience.
  10. Featured

    A R2R Reef Spotlight: Bring the Reef Home By Joseph Chi

    There is no doubt that keeping a reef tank at home isn’t the cheapest hobby, nor is it effortless. However, a reef tank at home brings so many wonderful things to our lives. My name is Joseph Chi. In 2004, I owned my first marine tank in California. Now, after buying my first house in Taiwan, I’m maintaining my second SPS dominated tank. This tank has been up and running since January 2, 2015. This tank, like life, has had its many ups and downs. You can find its progress video here:
  11. Reef Spotlight - April -2011 - "2Sunny"

    When I started this tank I gave considerable thought to what exactly I wanted from my aquarium since I was basically starting over, and what I realized was that I love gardening. Where some people grow orchids or bonsais, I love creating an aquarium full of colorful SPS that makes folks say "Wow" and so all other considerations were secondary. Fish, soft corals, or invertebrates were only there as supporting players , and everything about the design of my open top, low set system was...
  12. Reef Spotlight - December 2010 - "ReefBum"

    My father indirectly planted the reef keeping bug inside me when I was a youngster. He kept a couple of rather large saltwater tanks when I was a kid, and I fondly remember accompanying him on many trips to the fish store. He did get back into the hobby for a few years after my obsession took off but now is tank free, although he is always willing to join me every now and then on my jaunts to the fish store. I actually didn't have a tank to call my own until I graduated college and was...
  13. Reef Spotlight - September 2011 - "Luisgo"

    My name is Luis Gonzalez and I live in Puerto Rico, the most amazing island in the Caribbean. First, I have to say that it is an honor that the mods selected my tank for the Reef Spotlight and to share it with fellow reefers atReef2Reef. In some ways it is a surprise because of the current trend to keep SPS corals. I love soft corals and LPS but for some reason I am starting to like SPS as well. My first saltwater tank was setup in 1990 and all of the rocks and corals were collected from...
  14. Reef Spotlight - July 2010 - "Aquabacs"

    Reef Aquarium of Michael Lukaczyn Introduction and History For those who know me and those who don't, my name is Michael Lukaczyn and go by the name Aquabacs on the aquarium forums. My father indoctrinated me in marine aquariums at an early age and I have been addicted ever since. Over the years, I have had many types of aquariums from fish only to SPS aquariums. My latest venturehas been for the last 3 + years, in which I have been keeping strictly only non-photosynthetic corals and...
  15. Reef Spotlight -December 2011 - "Sweetride"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The pics in this article were updated based on the member's build thread due to original photos posted in article being lost from server. REEF SPOTLIGHT - December 2011 The Reef Aquarium of: Ian Geronimo aka "Sweetride" You can also check out Ian's tank build here on R2R: [URL]http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/68622-my-110-gallon-peninsula-reef-tank.html[/URL] Introduction Let me start by saying it is an honor to have been selected for this month's Reef Spotlight. I am...
  16. Reef Spotlight - May 2010 - "NVTE"

    Daniel Nguyens' (NVTE) Reef Aquarium Introduction and History First of all, I like to thank all who vote for me, my reefer friends, and Reef2Reef staff Austin (aka Stunreefer).My name is Daniel Nguyen, I got into reef keeping about 5 years ago. I was keeping freshwater fishes since I was a kid, until I had a chance to meet a local reefer, Kevin Luu, who had 90 gallon in-wall reef tank which encouraged me to set up a saltwater tank. At first I started with a 60 gallon soft coral tank and...
  17. Reef Spotlight - January 2012 - "swannyson7"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The pics in this article were updated based on the member's build thread due to original photos posted in article being lost from server. REEF SPOTLIGHT - January 2012 The Reef Aquarium of: Scott Swanson aka "swannyson7" You can also check out my tank build here on R2R: [URL]http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/large-aquariums-180g/43713-swannyson7s-180g-mixed-reef.html[/URL] Introduction I’d like to thank the entire R2R community for the opportunity to have my tank featured as this month’s...
  18. November 2014 R2R Tank of the Month Spotlight: Paul B

    Member Tank Thread: [URL]http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/reef-aquarium-discussion/55423-tank-birthday-40-years.html[/URL] 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...
  19. Reef Spotlight - March 2012 - "Mike & Terry"

    By the early 2000's, our son was graduating and we found ourselves empty-nesters looking for a new house and new reef tank! We upgraded to a 180g system with a separate sump room and created a thriving SPS-dominated reef tank. This system really gave us the "big-tank experience". We learned much about the really interesting DIY aspects of the hobby: plumbing, electrical, mechanical, electronics, etc. Our husbandry continued to evolve as well, learning much about water quality, chemistry,...
  20. Reef Spotlight - November 2011 - "Acrotrdco"

    I'm Howard, a 36 year old Canadian guy living in Hong Kong, married with no children yet and I work in the I.T. field. I live on the 21st floor of a residential skyscraper, where like most residential apartments in Hong Kong, space is precious, so to make good use of every square inch I've got. I've set my tank on the window sill, making it part of my living room. It was an honor to be invited to share information on my tank with fellow reefers on Reef2Reef. One particular point I would...
  21. September 2014 R2R Tank Spotlight: TinPanVa

    TinPanVa’s Geeked Out & Modified 29 BioCube R2R Build Thread INTRODUCTION: 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...
  22. Reef Spotlight - June 2010 - "Brad Syphus"

    First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to showcase my tank. I'm honored to be asked to do this from my peers who I admire and respect in this hobby. It all started for me about 11 years ago. My wife (Vickie) and my 2 daughters (Natalie & Megan) decided to buy me a 29g freshwater setup for Christmas. I had no experience with this and decided to jump in the world of aquatics. Right off the bat I loved fish, people must of thought I was crazy because I...
  23. Reef2Reef Tank Spotlight July 2015: BobbyM

    Reef2Reef Tank Spotlight July 2015: Bobby Melton (BobbyM) Tank Thread: [URL]https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/90-gallons-of-frag.150639/[/URL] 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...
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