Meet the R2R Moderator Team!!

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    I wanted to create a thread where our members could get to know the moderator team, or Team R2R, a little bit better. We are very blessed to have such a great team of hobbyists who have such a passion for the hobby as well as helping others and making R2R a great place to talk about aquariums! I appreciate all that they do and I know you do as well.

    So please put your hands together and let's give our team a virtual hand clap of thanks!
     
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  2. Reefing Madness

    Reefing Madness Carbon Doser Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Why you chose your screen name:
    Because being in this hobby ya gotta be just a bit on the nutty side

    Current Tank Specs:
    240g Softy-Fish Tank. 8'x2'x2'


    Area of strength in the hobby:
    This would be the DIY part of the hobby, I love making things, its way cheaper to run em that way. If there is a way to do it outside of buyin new, Im trying it.

    Favorite hobby outside reefing:
    I repair video games for a living, is there anything more fun than being able to play all video games for free?? Oh, and I like to golf.

    I have an 11 year old lil girl that is spoiled to the hilt, the kid gets everything, so alot of my time goes into her.
    I'm 51 years old, and in the gym 3 days a week, and run up and down
    Thunderbird Conservation Mountain 3 days a week. Max bench would have been 430lbs, and I weigh 205, not a bad ratio for an old guy.


    Oh, Married for 20 years this December.

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  3. mike007

    mike007 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Rest In Peace Moderator Emeritus

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    First Name:mike

    Why you chose your screen name: Love James Bond Movies

    Current Tank Specs:100 gallon sps dominant

    Area of strength in the hobby: Helping others with issues with their tanks. Spending all my money supporting vendors.

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Golfing,scuba diving and watching sports.
     
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  4. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Introducing the mods to the members.

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    First Name: Andy

    Why you chose your screen name: I chose my screen name because I love small polyped stony corals (SPS) and like reading about the old days when pirates use to sail the seas.

    Current Tank Specs: Reef Savvy custom 150 gallon, DYI stand, Custom AquaBox sump, ReefBrite Halide Hybrid for light, Deltec AP800 for skimmer, Reef Octopus DC 5500 for my return pump. Corals LPS and SPS.

    Build Thread: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/155148-spspirates-150-gallon-build.html

    Area of strength in the hobby: Growing SPS and LPS corals.

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Running, skateboarding and gardening.

    How long have you been reef keeping: Obsessed since 2005
     
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  5. joshporksandwic

    joshporksandwic Zoa addict Staff Member Team R2R Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor

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    First name: Josue (Joshua in spanish) Married 16 years with 3 kids 15,13,11
    Job: Copier Tech / Salesman
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    Why you choose your name: High school name given by a friend after watching GIJoe parody pork chop sandwiches of kids burning kitchen (Yes I burned my parents kitchen after cooking lunch for my then GF now wife)
    Years in the Hobby: Since October 2011
    Current tank specs: 125g zoa dominated. 30g LPS nominated (Sons tank) 2x 48x24x8 frag tanks
    Tank Build: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/la...-joshporksandwic-220-zoa-dominated-build.html https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/zoa-discussion-club-zoa/98197-zoa-dominated-125g.html
    Area of strength: Zoas and driving Rev crazy
    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Playing sports and video games with the family.
     
  6. Mike&Terry

    Mike&Terry Wrasses, Angels, & Tangs, Oh My! R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor

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    First Name(s):
    Mike, Terry
    Why you chose your screen name:
    Transparency ;)
    Current Tank Builds:
    How long have you been in the hobby:
    Since the mid-80's :tongue:
    Area of strength in the hobby:
    SPS Corals, Fish care/quarantine/introduction, DIY, Large tank systems
    Favorite hobby outside reefing:
    Mike - Vintage Audio Equipment
    Terry - Photography​

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  7. SeahorseKeeper

    SeahorseKeeper Where's the mysis? Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor

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    First Name: Krista

    Why You chose your screen name: I have always been fascinated with seahorses.

    Current Tank Specs: 55 gallon mixed reef, 40 gallon planted seahorse tank and a 4 gallon nano

    Build Thread: https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/89592-journey-my-55-reef.html#post975621

    Area of strength in the hobby: Seahorses, LPS care, and anemone care

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Pretty much anything that has to do with the outdoors

    How long have you been reef keeping: Just about 5 years
     
  8. ritter6788

    ritter6788 Coral Fraud Private Eye Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award

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  9. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    First Name: Daniel

    Why you chose your screen name: It's pretty much the username I use everywhere...easy to remember :)

    Current Tank Specs: 50g Reef Savvy Cube

    Build Thread: Daniel's Reef Savvy 50g Cube

    Area of strength in the hobby: Basic hobby stuff...I'd say I'm intermediate in most areas...

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Traveling with my family, music, reading, and grilling/smoking stuff. :D

    How long have you been reef keeping: A bit over 7 years
     
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  10. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor AZ FRAG Member Article Contributor Expert Contributor

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    Hunter Hammond


    Why You chose your screen name:
    I used to have a Lancer Evolution, and I went by "evolved" on various auto forums prior to my stint in reefing.
    Current Tank Specs: Titan Aquatic
    270 gallons, 80 gallon sump
    72" x 36" x 24"
    3/4" returns (x2), 20" Synergy Reef overflow
    Custom 80/20 extruded aluminum stand
    40" tall
    Divided into separate wet/dry areas
    Reclaimed barn wood doors​
    Build Thread:
    Wrasse Retreat 2.0: Evolved's 270g Peninsula
    Area of strength in the hobby:
    Wrasses, of course. :)
    Favorite hobby outside reefing:
    People have time and money for another hobby? ;)
    Cars, when I do have the time and money.
    How long have you been reef keeping:
    Addicted since January 2010.
    Anything else?:
    My occupation is as a Mechanical Engineer (turbine engines), and I spend a lot of time with my devoted partner and our dog (Thai Ridgeback).

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  11. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Expert Contributor

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    First Name:

    I actually go by my middle name, but my full name is Stephen Randy Holmes-Farley

    Why You chose your screen name: I'll let you figure this one out.

    Current Tank Specs: 120 gallon mixed tank, large blue gigantea carpet anemone with ocellaris clown trio is the highlight.

    Details are here:
    https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/re...es-farley/172508-randys-tank-description.html

    Area of strength in the hobby: chemistry and science in general

    How long in the Hobby: 19 years, earlier with fresh; started with a tank planted with local water plants and lots of baby bullheads that I collected in a local stream in the early to mid 1970's. :)

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: photography, reading science fiction (I even wrote a Sci Fi book, but haven't published it)

    Anything else?: My wife and I started dating in 1977, married a few years later. Have two adopted daughters (14 and 17). Starting to go on college/conservatory visits with the older one, who is going to study classical saxophone. Currently have two beagles. Like to spend free time at our vacation home in Rockport, Massachusetts, across the street from the ocean. I'm a professional chemist and have worked in drug discovery for more than 20 years. I'm presently a consultant, with expertise in polymer therapeutics and biomaterials.


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  12. cdness

    cdness 2006 - Present Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    First Name: Curtis
    Why You chose your screen name: It's my initials and last name...
    Current Tank Specs: 125G mixed reef. LED primary lighting with 2 T-5 supplemental lamps. DIY stand & canopy.
    Area of strength in the hobby: Lately I don't feel there is a strength, but I tend to focus on DIY, Disaster Preparedness, Captive Propagation, and Reefing on a Budget.
    Favorite hobby outside reefing: I have too many hobbies and collections: Costume building, working on cars, tinkering with electronics, fishing, boating, snowmobiling (but I sold my sled), photography, and many more.


    What else would be cool to include? I like being involved with the science fiction and fantasy group in Fargo, ND. We plan a yearly convention called ValleyCon which is on it's 40th year this year. I run a hospitality room called the Star Wars Cantina as well which runs pretty much ALL NIGHT. Working with this convention has helped me learn the skills necessary to organize the Red River Reef and Reptile Expo which will be an annual event in Fargo, ND.



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  13. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    Why you choose your name: My name is David and I go by "revhtree" which is a combo of my profession and last name! I am also known as just "rev" because I am a reverend/pastor at a local church here in my city.

    Years in the Hobby: I have been in this hobby almost 11 years and have always had some sort of reef tank or another! I love all things ocean and reef related because it reminds me of the awesomeness of my creator!

    Current tank specs: Currently I am downgraded to a 120g mixed reef. I have plans in the works for an 8 foot in the wall reef very soon! MUHAA MUHAA!

    Tank Build: Here is my current tank build but it is desperate need of updating! Maybe soon! HA! https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/member-tanks/141224-revs-120g-reef.html

    Area of strength in the hobby: I would have to say being a part of running this forum which is a place that helps the hobby as a whole grow, grow, grow!

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Outside of reefing I love spending time with my family, and watching Crimson Tide football!

    I feel very blessed to be a part of this hobby and to be a part of the Reef2Reef community. My life has truly been enriched by the friends that I have met because of keeping the water filled glass boxes! Hope to see you all at local reef shows soon!
     
  14. Rob.D

    Rob.D Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award ETRC Member

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    First Name: Roberto


    Why You chose your screen name: I've gone by Roberto most of my life but since moving to Knoxville from Miramar, Fl back in 2006, I realized it was much easier to have southerners call me Rob.


    Current Tank Specs: Deep Blue Pro: 60 gallon rimless 48"x24"x12" and a Deep Blue Pro 7 gallon rimless cube 12"x12"x12"


    Area of strength in the hobby: Acropora and Euphillia care.

    Favorite hobby outside reefing: I spend most of my free time playing and watching football with my twin boys Twins Birthday 023.jpg




    What else would be cool to include? I'd like to add a short bio: I am originally from Miramar/Hollywood Fl, as mentioned earlier I moved to Tn in 2006. I got interested in the hobby in 2009, along with Scuba Diving, I guess since moving to a land locked state I had to find some way to get the Ocean back in my life. I am a professional tile installer but hope to be able to retire from tile soon, my knees can't take much more. I attended Le Cordon Bleu Miami school of culinary arts in 2003/2004, I worked as Sous Chef back in Miami but went back to tile work since moving, my dream is to buy a food truck, I dearly miss cooking and sharing my love for food.

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  15. Sahin

    Sahin Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Why You chose your screen name?
    Couldn't think of anything cool; if I did it was already used, so I used my first name. Its the screen name I used when I joined ReefCentral around 13 years ago; any subsequent forum I join or have joined, I use the same screen name.



    Current Tank Specs?
    47G SPS Reef with ATI LED Powermodule. I keep mainly Acropora. Its a sort of personal challenge; growing and getting the SPS coloured up and looking brilliant is what I strive for.



    Area of strength in the hobby?
    I have what I consider good general reefkeeping knowledge; however my strength I think lies in Acropora care.



    Favorite hobby outside reefing?
    Photography...in the past few years that has changed to aquarium photography due to a lack of free time; I have 3 children!
    :cry:


    What else would be cool to include?
    I have a passion for reefkeeping and captive care of SPS corals. I also have a degree in Conservation Ecology, so having a science background has further increased my liking of the hobby.


    I have a wife and 3 beautiful kids; my time is therefore spent on them and any spare time I have left is for the hobby.

    Haha, wasn't expecting to post a photo of myself, but here goes:
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  16. maroun.c

    maroun.c Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor

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    First Name: Maroun Chahine
    Why You chose your screen name: My name and family name initial :)
    Current Tank Specs: 400G DT with a basement Sump Cube and couple of frag tanks, total system volume 800g.
    Area of strength in the hobby: System Design, plumbing, electrical.
    Favorite hobby outside reefing: Photography
    What else would be cool to include? Born and living in Lebanon. Started my first Marine tank in 1998. Married to a very supportive wife and have two kids Joe and Julia 9&6 who just started their first FW tank. Studied Nuclear Medicine Imaging and work as Education and Application team Manager. Frequent traveler for the last 10 years which allowed me to meet many international reefers.

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  17. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    Thanks for all the info gang!
     
  18. drernesto

    drernesto Well-Known Member Platinum Sponsor

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    Great team... im so proud of my compatriot and friend maroun.c!
     
  19. 143MPCo

    143MPCo ASSIST PROTECT DEFEND R2R Supporter CTARS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor Reef Squad Emeritus

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    It's very nice to put a face to a name, I'm sure you don't need me to say it but, you all do a great job!
     
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  20. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    Thanks for the kind words!
     
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