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Dr. Dendrostein

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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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Finally, the face behind the words.
 
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First name: Kyle

Age: 33

Started Reef Keeping: 2017

Why you choose your user name: I am self employed (Family owned medium sized Asphalt Paving Business). Hot Rocks + Oil = Asphalt. I have used the screen name for years!

Favorite fish: This is a very hard one for me, my primary interest in the hobby is fish. I love them all! If I have to pick one, Achilles Tang.

Favorite coral: Zoas and Shrooms! Anything bright and colorful that isn't impossible to keep!

About Me: I have been with my wife Audrey for 16 years (Married for 11 of the 16). We have two beautiful daughters, ages 2 and 4. I am 100 miles an hour all the time between work, life, and of course "The Hobby". My other interests/hobbies are Cars, and remote control heli's, airplanes, and Drones (I have been in the RC hobby since age 14). Oh and I am OCD!

My contributions here at R2R are primarily the disease forum and helping others properly QT, diagnose, and treat various ailments in marine fish. I am highly intrigued by marine fish disease, constantly working with other members of the community experimenting with various methods, meds, and tools to try to make this easier for all of us!

My Current Tank is a RSR 750XXL. Inhabitants are Several Zebrasoma/Acanthurus Tangs, Regal Angel, Moorish Idol, and Leopard Wrasse to name a few!
I also have a RSR Nano being used as a Coral/Invert QT, and 40b/55g fish QT tanks.
Edit: I dove head first into Acros this spring and added a Red Sea 425XL to the fleet :)
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Couple Photos:
Build Threads Linked Below!
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/red-sea-reefer-750-xxl-deluxe-build.338222/
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First name: Kyle

Age:
33

Started Reef Keeping:
2017

Why you choose your user name:
I am self employed (Family owned medium sized Asphalt Paving Business). Hot Rocks + Oil = Asphalt. I have used the screen name for years!

Favorite fish:
This is a very hard one for me, my primary interest in the hobby is fish. I love them all! If I have to pick one, Achilles Tang.

Favorite coral:
Zoas and Shrooms! Anything bright and colorful that isn't impossible to keep!

About Me: I have been with my wife Audrey for 16 years (Married for 11 of the 16). We have two beautiful daughters, ages 2 and 4. I am 100 miles an hour all the time between work, life, and of course "The Hobby". My other interests/hobbies are Cars, and remote control heli's, airplanes, and Drones (I have been in the RC hobby since age 14). Oh and I am OCD!

My contributions here at R2R are primarily the disease forum and helping others properly QT, diagnose, and treat various ailments in marine fish. I am highly intrigued by marine fish disease, constantly working with other members of the community experimenting with various methods, meds, and tools to try to make this easier for all of us!

My Current Tank is a RSR 750XXL. Inhabitants are Several Zebrasoma/Acanthurus Tangs, Regal Angel, Moorish Idol, and Leopard Wrasse to name a few!
I also have a RSR Nano being used as a Coral/Invert QT, and 40b/55g fish QT tanks.
IMG_20181118_171320533-ANIMATION.gif



Couple Photos:
Build Thread Linked Below!
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/red-sea-reefer-750-xxl-deluxe-build.338222/
32050.jpeg

Pretty much the only thing I haven't dabbled much in in the construction industry, few patches here and there but for the most part, you can keep all that sticky, boot melting mess! ;) Great to see you on the mod team @HotRocks Congrats!!
 

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Pretty much the only thing I haven't dabbled much in in the construction industry, few patches here and there but for the most part, you can keep all that sticky, boot melting mess! ;) Great to see you on the mod team @HotRocks Congrats!!
Thanks buddy honored to be a part of the team!!!
 
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First Name: Paul

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Mentally, 17-18 years old, housed in a soon to be 65 year old body.

Why you chose your screen name: Our local fish club picked my screen name. My adult son first started in saltwater and joined a local club. He invited me to a meeting, and his screen name was OneFishTwoFish. I think you see where I’m going with this. When I showed up, the host of the meeting said, “You must be RedFishBlueFish.” And so I was!

Favorite Fish/Coral: I really don’t have favorites. My thing is keeping whatever I have alive, happy and growing. However, I have developed hatreds for certain fish and corals. Other than my clownfish pair, I will never put another damsel in my tank...those fish are devil fish. As far as corals, most softies will not be in my new tank, and will most likely not put in any fast growing SPS as well….monti’s grow like weeds in my tank.

Current tank specs: Five foot 90 gallon mixed reef with a 50 gallon sump.

Build thread: I have two build threads because my original 10+ year old tank recently split a seam, and the new thread is the total rebuild of a new tank/rock/etc.

RFBF's Five Footer

RFBF's 90 Gallon Déjà vu All Over Again


Area of strength in the hobby: I’m a tinkerer, and although I have formal degrees in chemistry and biology, I’ve been retired since 2001, and consider my DIY skills to be a more ongoing and active strength. So I’ve tackled anything plumbing, woodworking, a little metal work, and I’ve dabbled in electronics a little bit.

Favorite hobby outside reefing:
This is difficult, because I have too many, and so they vary from month to month. Most recent has been flatwater kayaking….my wife and I have been enjoying getting away and paddling around in circles. But I also like anything hands on….cars, woodworking, building, etc. I use to be the engine guy for a racing team, so I’m into cars….I think now eight cars. I still do all my own repairs….most recently a head gasket on my BMW and new rotors and calibers for one of my Honda’s.

How long have you been reef keeping: Started with a 37G bowfront around 2006 and went to the current 90 around 2007/2008.

Mug Shots:
Here is where I first developed a love for the sea...I'm the one in that stylish Speedo....I believe on the rocky shores of New Hampshire:



Not long after that, this is an early picture of when I first started to use my face to break my falls. I believe three times in the hospital for chin stitching and two times for the forehead. I’m a mess!



Here’s a more recent shot without bandages:

 

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First Name: Paul

Age: Mentally, 17-18 years old, housed in a soon to be 65 year old body.

Why you chose your screen name: Our local fish club picked my screen name. My adult son first started in saltwater and joined a local club. He invited me to a meeting, and his screen name was OneFishTwoFish. I think you see where I’m going with this. When I showed up, the host of the meeting said, “You must be RedFishBlueFish.” And so I was!

Favorite Fish/Coral: I really don’t have favorites. My thing is keeping whatever I have alive, happy and growing. However, I have developed hatreds for certain fish and corals. Other than my clownfish pair, I will never put another damsel in my tank...those fish are devil fish. As far as corals, most softies will not be in my new tank, and will most likely not put in any fast growing SPS as well….monti’s grow like weeds in my tank.

Current tank specs: Five foot 90 gallon mixed reef with a 50 gallon sump.

Build thread: I have two build threads because my original 10+ year old tank recently split a seam, and the new thread is the total rebuild of a new tank/rock/etc.

RFBF's Five Footer

RFBF's 90 Gallon Déjà vu All Over Again


Area of strength in the hobby: I’m a tinkerer, and although I have formal degrees in chemistry and biology, I’ve been retired since 2001, and consider my DIY skills to be a more ongoing and active strength. So I’ve tackled anything plumbing, woodworking, a little metal work, and I’ve dabbled in electronics a little bit.

Favorite hobby outside reefing: This is difficult, because I have too many, and so they vary from month to month. Most recent has been flatwater kayaking….my wife and I have been enjoying getting away and paddling around in circles. But I also like anything hands on….cars, woodworking, building, etc. I use to be the engine guy for a racing team, so I’m into cars….I think now eight cars. I still do all my own repairs….most recently a head gasket on my BMW and new rotors and calibers for one of my Honda’s.

How long have you been reef keeping: Started with a 37G bowfront around 2006 and went to the current 90 around 2007/2008.

Mug Shots:
Here is where I first developed a love for the sea...I'm the one in that stylish Speedo....I believe on the rocky shores of New Hampshire:



Not long after that, this is an early picture of when I first started to use my face to break my falls. I believe three times in the hospital for chin stitching and two times for the forehead. I’m a mess!



Here’s a more recent shot without bandages:

congratulations Paul! Awesome news!
 
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