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First name: Josue (Joshua in spanish) Married 16 years with 3 kids 15,13,11
Job: Copier Tech / Salesman

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.
Hahaha you remind me of my brother when he dressed up as "The Greatest American Hero. LOL
 

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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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Beautiful tank stunning anemone!
 
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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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Ripp was my my nickname in the fire department
 

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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!
Yay!
 

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Hi its nice to be apart of this forum oh how I wish we had this back in the 80's when my dad and I first had our salt tanks. Now almost 20 years later starting a new 24 gallon tank I have two storm trooper clowns and 3 differently colored damsels and coral I LOVE my coral! And a purple tipped anemone. Its a small tank but I like it. Happy good times ahead and joyfully looking forward to some great interactions
 

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First Name: Steve

Age: 44

Why you chose your screen name: Avid Star Wars Fan!

Favorite Fish/Coral: Lineatius Wrasse, Regal Angel, and all Torches....

Current tank specs:
55 Gallon Euphyllia Tank RSR-250, 90 Gallon FOWLR, 50 Gallon Frag Grow Out Tank. 100 Gallon Sump


Build thread:




Area of strength in the hobby: I feel I have a decent knowledge of most areas. I thrive in the Aquarium Controller Area. I am a computer geek, professionally and personally. So having an Apex Run my system, with the ability to control such cool things like Automatic Water Changes with advanced coding is right up my alley.

My biggest strength would be my want to help others on this forum. I like to give back.
Favorite hobby outside reefing:
Spending time with my son, wife and family. I smoke an occasion good cigar. I am also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate 32 years experience in martial Arts World.

How long have you been reef keeping: Approximately 15 years.
Previous Tanks Include:
29 Gallon AquaPod
55 Gallon Petco Special, with HOB Filter,
125 Gallon Drilled Reef Tank
220 Gallon Drilled Reef Tank,


Mug Shots:
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This is the day I received my 2nd Degree Black Belt Diploma from Japan!!
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My Son a few years back.. His name is Luke.... Yes Luke... I am your father... Let's get that out of the way!! lol
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My 2 GMC Beasts!!!
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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!
hellooooooooo
 

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Needed to update this:

First name: Don
Age: 56
Date I started reef keeping: 1993
Why you choose your user name and avatar: Nick name given to me. Me and the wife back then had just gotten 4 puppies.
Favorite fish: Potter's angel.
Favorite coral: montipora capricornis
A Little About Myself: grew up a carpenter's kid. Raced BMX when a teenager and in my thirties with my kids. I have worked in the surgical instrument field for thirty years. Joined the Army in the late eighties for four years:


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Happily married to my best friend for ten years:


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Hopefully some day to retire in Florida:


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Reefing has been a big part of my life. It keeps my wheels turning in my head and let's me know there's always something new to discover.


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https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/flippers-reef-125-gallon.317425/

Happy reefing!
 
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Peace River

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First Name: Bruce

Why you chose your screen name: It is the watershed where I live.

Current Tank Specs: 30+ tanks (mix of saltwater and freshwater) that range from 5g to 150g. Currently am adding corals to a 10g nano and a 75g reef tank; currently am collecting saltwater killifish for a 55g native saltwater tank; and currently working with seven different species of clownfish.

Area of strength in the hobby: Breeding fish (I have bred over 100 species of fish - mostly freshwater, but about 10 species of saltwater), DIY, conservation, collecting native fishes, and encouraging fellow reefers/fish keepers.

Favorite hobby outside reefing: I am a life-long learner and my hobbies include fitness, photography, and anything related to nature.

How long have you been reef keeping: I have been keeping freshwater fish for many, many years and have been keeping saltwater fish for about 15 years.
 

The Camaro Show

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First Name: Steve

Age: 44

Why you chose your screen name: Avid Star Wars Fan!

Favorite Fish/Coral: Lineatius Wrasse, Regal Angel, and all Torches....

Current tank specs:
55 Gallon Euphyllia Tank RSR-250, 90 Gallon FOWLR, 50 Gallon Frag Grow Out Tank. 100 Gallon Sump


Build thread:




Area of strength in the hobby: I feel I have a decent knowledge of most areas. I thrive in the Aquarium Controller Area. I am a computer geek, professionally and personally. So having an Apex Run my system, with the ability to control such cool things like Automatic Water Changes with advanced coding is right up my alley.

My biggest strength would be my want to help others on this forum. I like to give back.
Favorite hobby outside reefing:
Spending time with my son, wife and family. I smoke an occasion good cigar. I am also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate 32 years experience in martial Arts World.

How long have you been reef keeping: Approximately 15 years.
Previous Tanks Include:
29 Gallon AquaPod
55 Gallon Petco Special, with HOB Filter,
125 Gallon Drilled Reef Tank
220 Gallon Drilled Reef Tank,


Mug Shots:
IMG_6398.JPG


This is the day I received my 2nd Degree Black Belt Diploma from Japan!!
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My Son a few years back.. His name is Luke.... Yes Luke... I am your father... Let's get that out of the way!! lol
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My 2 GMC Beasts!!!
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Arctic white has always been my favorite C7 color! Always looked at getting a c7 vette but I guess then I have to change to The Corvette show! Lol
 

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First name: Josue (Joshua in spanish) Married 16 years with 3 kids 15,13,11
Job: Copier Tech / Salesman

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.
I am new to this hobby but already 49 , bit late into this hobby....huh. By the way we share the the same interest.....Video games and Zoas
 

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Greetings Fellow Hobbyist.

Is there any better hobby/interest than Reefing? I've waited a long time to get back on board. My name is Bob, 70 years young & hungry. I hope to entertain many questions and answers in time. 40+ yrs ago I had a 55gal. SFO. But this reefing, with so much product and info at your fingertips, I don't expect to fail with the support I feel will come from this Reef2Reef Forum
 

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Welcome to the forum!
 
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