Reef Tank Spotlight

Here we feature beautiful reefs from our members at Reef2Reef.

  1. Reef Spotlight - April 2013 - "PmRg"

    REEF SPOTLIGHT - April 2013 The Reef Aquarium of: Pedro Gomes A.K.A. "PmRg" You can also check out Pedro’s tank build here on R2R: [URL]https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/95851-island-reef.html[/URL] Introduction I would like to start by thanking Reef2Reef for picking my tank for this spotlight. I’m very glad that Reef2Reef is the first forum featuring my “Island Reef” in the United States. My name is Pedro and I’m a 25 year old international student, currently studying at Kingston...
  2. March 2014 R2R Spotlight: Chrissy

    March 2014 R2R Spotlight: Chrissy [URL]https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/132522-chrissys-rsm-250-a.html[/URL] Introduction 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...
  3. August 2014 R2R Tank Spotlight: Siptang

    Member Tank Thread: [URL]https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/122302-siptangs-72g-bow-front-tank.html[/URL] Introduction: 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Featured

    R2R Reef of the Month: Fadi's 180-gallon SPS Reef - April 2018

    My Name is Fadi Abu Tahoun. I am from Jordan and currently live in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. My thanks to Reef2Reef for featuring my tank as Reef of the Month spotlight. I am in love in Acropora corals and Angelfish, and I always wanted to make a reef tank that has them all. Keeping a reef here in this part of world is not an easy task. All of my equipment is bought and shipped from the USA to Saudi Arabia, and for live stock I have had to travel and drive more than a thousand miles to nearby...
  10. R2R Reef of the Month: Joe's 270-gallon SPS Reef - March 2018

    A big thank you to Reef2Reef for choosing my tank for their Spotlight. This tank is going into its 10th year so this spotlight is really appreciated, even more so that this is the 2nd version of this tank. The first crashed after a nasty bryopsis infestation led me to discover that an invasive sponge got into my tank and eventually forced me to remove my coral and rocks. Then a series of crashes set me back. I was thinking at one point I would have to break the whole tank down and start from...
  11. R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Rob's 300g Deep Dimension - January 2018

    I have been in the reefing hobby since 1996 close to 22 yrs. I've had freshwater aquariums since I was 7 yrs old, so I'm considered an old hand and pretty much a lifer. No breaks by the way, always had a tank running. This tank has been up and running since 2013 upgraded from a 185g which I had for 9 years prior. I've had about 3 reboots due to too much growth, which is a good problem and keeps my love of this hobby interesting and what I consider a piece of art that's always changing.
  12. 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:
  13. 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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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,...
  19. 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...
  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. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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