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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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    Stunning and an inspiration! I love it.

    One question - do you run your UV all the time or only when you need it?
     
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    Thanks Robert for answering , the fox flame looks like you have it in a high light area would you have any idea what sort of par that might be.The Walt Disney looks amazing , some of them i have seen do not look that special but yours makes it look worth every cent they cost.
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Run UV from midnight to noon
     
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    Thanks, it's sitting about 500-550 par
     
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    Sharvey103 Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice tank and what I am aiming for in my 300DD which has been up for a year. I have been running the ecotech leds but am backfitting T5s now. Hopefully mine will turn out as beautiful as yours!
     
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    That is some serious light , you must be around 250 or so even at the bottom.
     
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    fantastic reef tank..
    how is it possible to have colorful sps with po4 so high (0,3)?
    could you give me some advice?
     
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    fantastic reef tank..
    how is it possible to have colorful sps with po4 so high (0,3)?
    could you give me some advice?
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Add more fish :), yeah its been high for a while.
     
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    around 1000 around the water line
     
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    jgvergo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    WOW! With 3 reboots since 2013, Does that mean it takes about 2 years for you to grow everything out to the point where it needs to be rebooted?
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah, acros grows fairly fast, this is about little over a year apart.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Great looking tank Rob! Seeing your 60in ATI fixture over that tank gives me hope. I've got a 225g that's also 72 long and had been wondering how well that fixture would do over it. Keep up the great work!
     
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    What exactly do you mean reboot? Not starting over entirely right? Also, why do you test for po4 but not nitrates?
     
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    Just redoing the aqua scape and trimmed down the colonies. Just don't have a nitrate test.
     
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    TonapahNorth Reefed In R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Sooo nice. I just keep looking at these tanks like yours and hope beyond hope that I can learn to be as good. Congrats and way to go.
     
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    Spectacular... I've been following. Congrats on the feature.

    Do you have any zoanthids? Or any other corals that your angels like a taste for? Or do the 3 or 4 feedings a day keep them from picking?
     
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    TheEngineer Formerly icecool2 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Really amazing tank! I was surprised to see you keep your alk at 7. Can you talk about why? Seems like most people run closer to the 9 range IME.
     
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    Absolutely incredible! If this doesn't inspire you, nothing will! I couldn't agree with your statement more about a shift in the hobby towards high end frag tanks, while they are nice too, seeing grown out colonies is so much more.
     
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