Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Spotlight' started by mdbannister, Mar 1, 2017.

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...
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    david p. Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    WOW... amazing set-up, the tank itself is amazing, but all the equipment looks awesome and the look of it... just amazing!
     
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    Congrats. Amazing tank and if you look around, it's inspiring a lot of other tank builds this year (including mine). I think RedSea is selling quite a few tanks thanks to Toby.
     
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    Wow! I haven't checked out your build thread recently and am amazed at your ability to keep this system so organized. The craftsmanship is fantastic! When I first purchased my reefer 525xl I would stare at your tank thread for hours. You certainly have accomplished all your goals with this system. Well done sir!!!
     
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    Congrats! I've seen pics of your setup all over the net and have always been amazed at how clean everything is.
     
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    KenJ Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Great job this tank system meets my OCD for sure, thank you for sharing!
     
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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award 3RMAS Member Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    Well deserved, congrats!
     
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    Beautiful tank! Congrats!
     
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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    @pelphrey and 456743987344 like this post!
     
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    Is your salinity 1.062? Or typo error?
     
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  10. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow, you really read it all! Yeah, the 2 and 6 got flipped. It should be 1.026... I was typing awfully fast lol.
     
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    Congrats Broadfield! I have the exact tank and my wife stated " why doesn't our tank look like that?" :D. What am I supposed to say, lol.. The nicest looking complete setup I have ever seen.
     
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    This tank is absoultly beautiful from top to bottom mate!
     
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    Stunning and inspiring!
     
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    Congrats! Great build thread with impeccable details and a great summary for the spotlight.

    Extremely well deserved!

    Keep those full tank shots coming.
     
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    this biggest problem I can see with this entire set up is that IT'S NOT IN MY HOUSE!!! all I can say is wow looks like it should be on display in the white house. wow
     
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  16. 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 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Oops! o_O Fixed it! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Broadfield

    Broadfield Red Sea Reefer Consultant... Non Affiliated R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you everyone! I feel very honored to receive this much recognition from this many members. I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my setup.
     
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    TonapahNorth Reefed In R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I think many of us have watched this out of the gate. Beautiful.
     
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    @Broadfield That is a work of art from top to bottom. Congrats man. You could setup tanks for a living with those skills.
     
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    Fritzhamer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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    Wow, this is such an awesome and inspiring tank. From the plumbing to magnetic lit covers to the hardscape it's all really well done and seems really thought out. Fantastic all around and really great to see! Thanks for sharing.
     
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