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    32 gallon Biocube with custom sump, Jun 29, 2019
  1. Garrett Keller

    I am a bit late on the build thread seeing I'm 2 1/2 years late. This is my first reef tank and I started with a standard Biocube (32 gallon AIO). The more research I did, I found that everyone recommended more water volume for stability. I decided to try making my own custom sump to fit in my stand. It added an extra 10 gallons to my total volume. It also gave me a place for a bigger skimmer and the option to grow macro algae. Here's what I have accomplished with the help of #Reef2reef
  2. Reef-A-Palooza New York 2019 Speaker Spotlight, Jun 23, 2019
  3. Reef Tank 365 Featuring SKYHIGGh's Innovative Marine Micro30 Reef, Jun 15, 2019
  4. Crabs McJones

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    Today's Reef Tank 365 Feature is
    SKYHIGGh's Innovative Marine Micro30



    Join me in congratulating @SKYHIGGh for their tank being spotlighted as today's Reef Tank 365 feature! This 30 gallon reef was started in April 2017 You can follow this reef and see more pics and info info by clicking HERE. #Reefsquad #mods and #reef2reef stop by and check out this users gorgeous tank and show them some love in their build thread, you won't be disappointed;)

    Thank you @SKYHIGGh for sharing your reef with us! We enjoy being part of your reef journey, and we look forward to watching how your reef continues to develop! Enjoy your brand new "Reef Tank 365" badge and keep sharing those tank updates!

    If any of the rest of you would like to see your tank featured as one of our Reef Tank 365, click this link for more info on how you can share your tank with us!#ReefTank365
  5. 93 Gallon Build: An introduction to patience..., Jun 6, 2019
  6. JBKReef

    Nerding our for a moment... the #reef2reef Instagram account just used one of my photos for a story they shared. Another feather in the cap. Very happy.

  7. ReefSquad and R2R STAFF GIVEAWAY CONTEST, May 30, 2019
  8. RichtheReefer21

    Hello. Many of you may know me from screaming tags for help across the forums for the last year while I swallowed the pill called reefkeeping.

    Painstakingly going through up after down and back again with sharp lessons learned, and the losses to show for my inexperience and overconfidence. But also, resurrection, and a comeback!

    As the same for most, I have been through struggles abound.

    Through it all, I always reached out for help. Across several channels of social media, seeking help, guidance, and answers... and I was shunned, criticized, dismantled and judged as a saltwater hobbyist. That is the response I ran into at every turn.

    Except one. Here. #reef2reef . Where I was welcomed, warmly, and offered a helping hand, pm's and advice from strangers, and comforting and encouraging words and thoughts. It was my savior in this adventure. Where most quit, finding no help, I found sanctuary in the dark.

    I could go on for far longer than anyone would like to read with my gratitude and thanks... but I will do it in my own way instead.

    A giveaway. From my tank. To THREE reefsquad members. But there is a twist. To show just cause to the rapid response team here at r2r I will tag the infamous #REEFSQUAD , who are ALWAYS ready at a moments notice to leap small buildings to help a stranger succeed, Heres to you, all of you. With a twist ;)

    The prize you ask?


    1 head shipped to 3 winners' doors (international as well) of my prized DendroPhyllia Colony. It will be fragged within a month or two most likely. And if all goes well I would like to repay, in my own way, for everything you have all made possible. Not only with me, but also with countless others who have found the same comfort and appreciation I have on this site and forum.

    THE CONTEST:

    Tonight, after my DT lighting went out for the night, I decided to Spot feed my dendro colony with some mysis. As I stand next to my blackened tank with only a soft glow of a shaded lamp lighting my view, and my coral tube locked and loaded with mysis, a tubular worm less than an inch flew by my face on the inside of the tank. Caught up in the gyres flow. Faster than I have ever moved before, I caught it in a net. And secured it in a frag cup.

    I have a well lit, in-focus video about 30 seconds long to use as an I.D. form rather than blurry pictures.

    I had a moment of inspiration as I whipped open my r2r shortcut on my phone ready to post a request for I.D. on this creature in my cup.. that lead to this idea, and i had to do this. I felt obliged as a way to say thank you.

    My build thread, Rags2Riches 125g in my signature, is approaching 10k views. When it does, I will post the video of what I found here in this thread.

    When I post the video a 48hr hour timer will start. As if in a Tank Emergency. And #reefsquad will be summoned like Captain Planet to save my reef from this pestilence!! And you always answer the call. Sooo..

    The first 3!!! Reefsquad OR #reef2reef STAFF members to CORRECTLY i.d. the tubular creature from beyond the depths of the nightmares, will receive their golden ticket to 1 head of my dendro at zero cost to them.

    10k views is coming fast. Better save this one you little captain planet reef experts!!

    Good luck!! And thank you for all you do for #r2rforlife and all of us and our reefs here that benefit from your dedication and patience!
  9. GIVEAWAY: Win a Reef Kinetics ReefBot valued at over $900 shipped to your door!, May 28, 2019
  10. revhtree


    Reef Kinetics ReefBot Giveaway!

    We are super excited to announce that we're giving away a Reef Kinetics ReefBot to one lucky R2R member! The ReefBot is an automatic water testing device that monitors your aquarium, tank or pond by running tests periodically, analyzing them and sending you real-time updates via mobile or web app. Not only can you monitor your aquarium, you can even perform and set up preferred test schedules and let the ReefBot do the rest of the work for you remotely!


    HOW TO ENTER (you must complete the official entries 1-2)


    OFFICIAL ENTRY 1: SUBSCRIBE to the Reef Kinetics Email List Here (make a post after you have subscribed)

    OFFICIAL ENTRY 2. Write another post about why you like the Reef Kinetics ReefBot in this thread. (write what you like in a new post)


    BONUS ENTRIES (you may complete all or none of the following for bonus entries)

    Bonus Entry 1.
    LIKE the Reef Kinetics Facebook Page Here (make a post)

    Bonus Entry 2.
    Share this contest on your Facebook Wall with the hashtags #ReefBot #ReefBotGiveaway #Reef2Reef #ReefKinetics (make a post)

    Bonus Entry 3.
    Share this contest on your Instagram account with the hashtags #ReefBot #ReefBotGiveaway #Reef2Reef #ReefKinetics (make a post)

    *Make a separate post in this thread after completing each of the official and bonus entries. Each separate post is a separate entry. You may have up to 6 post entries. Winning entry is subject to verification.

    BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS:
    This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. If you're not a supporting member, but would like more info on how to sign up, CLICK HERE.


    THE PRIZE

    1 lucky winner will be selected via random draw to receive a Reef Kinetics ReefBot shipped directly to your door!








    ONE Winner will be chosen via random draw from this thread on July 3rd, 2019! (Last day to enter is July 2nd.)


    We will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 3 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

    Thanks to @Reef Kinetics for this AWESOME giveaway!!!
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  11. 80 Gallon Shallow Reef Build, May 4, 2019
  12. c_healy

    Have been away and not really around the hobby for a few years. I still have a 20 gallon reef that I recently fixed back up and well you all know how that goes!

    Finally decided on building a shallow mixed reef, mostly zoa dominated and some sps.

    Equipment :

    Seapora 80 gallon rimless frag tank
    2 - Vortech mp10qd
    2 - Radion xr15 gen 4 (may add a 3rd)
    Vortex Omega 130 skimmer
    Syngery cl-34 Sump
    Syngery 5 gal ato resevoir
    Tunze 3155 ato
    Eheim jager 200 watt heater

    Stand will be made of steel and powder coated black or maybe white. Open on all sides. Going with the black and red themed sump and ato res from synergy.

    Havent decided on a return pump, considering the ecotech m2 but would love suggestions.

    I will be scaping with Marco rocks shelf rock for a minimalist look with a small layer of sand.

    Occupants will be my 2 black ice snowflake clowns from the 20 gallon and a few wrasses and anthias.

    Thanks guys and would love your feedback on equipment list, hasn't all been ordered yet.

    Ps

    If you are near hhi, sc and were wearing a blue #reef2reef shirt today I saw you getting as I was into my truck and took it as a sign to move forward with the tank build
  13. Sketchup models - Post yours!, Mar 16, 2019
  14. blackizzz

    I guess many of us have fiddled around with [Google] Sketchup once or twice when planning our tanks, DIY projects, or even rooms. It's a great tool, so how can we as a group make it easier? ;Bookworm

    We share our models for all to use, just to make it a little bit simpler or "plug and play"! :p

    Most of you that have used Sketchup a few times probably have heard of " https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/ " A great library of models, free and downloadable in a second.

    So please, share a picture and a link to your model (if you have) if you think someone can have use of it, or just want to share your progress! If you have any tips and tricks, share them as well, we all want to improve :)

    Oh, and don't be shy, I'm guessing more than just me wants to see your sketches!



    I'll start with a model I made around 5 years or so ago, which has been used by quite a few people since:
    Jebao DC2000

    And a brand new sketch I just finished a few days ago:

    ATI 4x24 Hybrid

    So get sharing! And a tip if you want to make it easy for people on here to find your models, use the hashtag #Reef2Reef in the description on 3D-warehouse!
  15. *** Share Your Reef TUNZE Stream 3 Giveaway ***, Mar 14, 2019
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    Hey Reef2Reefers!!


    We've got another awesome giveaway for you guys from TUNZE!! This one has a prize valued at over $350!!

    This month we're making it EASY to have lots of entries! All you have to do is one or more of the following things to qualify to win!

    1. Update your Reef2Reef tank thread this month. (you can update it once a week for 4 total entries) After you update or create the tank thread post the link to your build here in this thread up to 4 times for each week. If you don't have a tank thread then start a new one here: Member Tanks

    2. Share this thread (you can post a link to it) on your Facebook and use these hashtags: #Reef2Reef #Giveaway #Tunze

    So where are we at now...? 5 possible entries from #1 and #2... what else can we do to get you entered? How about this?

    3. After you have done #1 or #2 (or both),
    Start a new thread anywhere in our general forums (not marketplace forums or local forums), and post a link to it here. You can do this daily for additional entries!

    BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS:
    This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. If you're not a supporting member, but would like more info on how to sign up, CLICK HERE.

    Ok, so now we've got 5 possible entries plus 30ish possible entries for #3 (PLUS the BONUS ENTRY option for supporters and partners)? That's a whole lot of possible entries!! GET STARTED!!


    Winning Prize: Tunze Stream 3 (valued at $351.79) shipped to your door



    Drawing of Prizes and Notification of Winnings

    Entries accepted through April 14, 2019. The winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on April 15, 2019.

    At the end of the contest we will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 3 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

    Thanks again to Tunze USA!