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R2R Reef of the Month Spotlight: Rob's 300g Deep Dimension - January 2018

I have been in the reefing hobby since 1996 close to 22 yrs. I've had freshwater aquariums since I was 7 yrs old, so I'm considered an old hand...
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    Thank you for sharing! Simply stunning tank Robert! You should be proud of your masterpiece!
     
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    I've never really cared too much for sps but your tank made me change my mind. Unbelievable!!!Wow!!! If you could only choose three of your sps which would you choose. Thanks and again Amazing!!!
     
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    Unreal beauty. This tank should be considered for Reef tank of the millennium.
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank You!!

    Would be
    Bali Green Slimer
    Fox Flame
    Efflorescens
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you!
     
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    Robert That's to funny, last visit to your home and seeing your tank and you pointing out corals
    you bought from me and them looking way better in your tank made me buy my new 750 XXL!
     
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    Awesome tank! Can't wait until I can start adding sps to my tank!
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank You!! Patience is key
     
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    @robert s b. , maybe I didn't quite grasp it from your lighting section, but would you mind elaborating on which types of ATI bulbs you are using in the 8x80W power module? Thx!
     
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    Sitting roughly about 8" above the water line
     
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    Stunning tank Robert and congratulations!

    I love the fact that your Nitrate Test says ‘never check’. The eye can I tell a great deal if something is working or not, and yours is spot on!

    Beautiful.....
     
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    This is art. Thanks for sharing. I agree that there are a lot of frag tanks out there as opposed to full reef tanks. I hope to get my little 14 nano to be just a small fraction of what you have done.
     
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    Amazing tank. We started around the same time. It was so tough back then.

    I am with you on the books and I really wish more people would sit down with one although the net is a great place to learn as well.
     
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    Incredible View!!!
    Hopefully in 2-3 years my tank will be fully grown and I will have my own tank spotlight;Cat
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank You! Just develop a second sight and get in tuned with the tank. If you know what I mean. Just keep doing the maintenance like clock work. Best advise I can give is to not chase numbers, it just leads to more problems. Just let the occupants in the tank adapt to the environment you provide and everything will fall into place
     
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    Thank You! Nothing wrong with the frag tank, but I believe they get into the hobby for momentary reasons and not develop the love and education to sustain a reef tank. Maybe money drives them, because corals is big business. For me I learned the hobby and fell in love. Was into the hobby 14 yrs until I sold my first frag.
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes, alot have changed. Especially with social media, like Facebook. But I think it's great
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter ETRC Member R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader

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    Absolutely stunning;)
     
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    Beautiful Tank.......love the array of acros and the diversity of fish.
     
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    Crazy...that’s all I can say
     
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