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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...
  1. robert s b.

    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi Whiskey,

    Sorry for the late reply, been really busy. I use Hanna and it's always reads high when I do test. I clean the glass 1-2 times per week. But I do not have any visible nuisance algae in the tank. I do feed heavy on the daily, I think I'm at the point where my ionic balance is on point and my system is working on overdrive. Another thing I need to point out is that my corals are well adapted to the environment I provide and never have any rtn or stn events.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BePkb2AgHZ1/
     

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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Bali Green Slimer
    Fox Flame
    Gemiferra
    ORA Red Planet
    Rob's Feathermoon Efflo
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Subscribed!
     
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    Reefnjunkie Acropora Junkie R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award

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    Beautiful tank for sure, I miss the 2’ foot colonies but it’s just a matter of time.

    I’ll need to check out the build thread to see if you have a pick of the rock work before it all filed in.


    Does your goldflake snack on the polyps very much? I had to get rid of mine a few weeks ago, it grazed all day on my acros but I was lucky to find a quoyi parrot and is a really cool add.


    Congrats on such a healthy well stocked SPS tank!
     
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    Rob,

    How often if ever do you run carbon?
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah, gold flake, regal, bandit, golden dwarf all nip. But don't do much damage need to keep them well fed
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Don't remember the last time I used it. When I see an acro have a bit of stn due to bacterial issues I run it, with gfo and increase the water flow for a few days
     
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    Amazing Tank! One of the best I have ever seen! dang, love the colors!
     
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    Simonsen Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    OH ****! This was some real eye candy! Good job!!

    Love the mix of the rare fish and SPS! ;Woot
     
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    No worries Robert! Thank you for getting back to me!
    That's an interesting take on why the lack of algae. My own phosphate is about 0.14 and the only time I have issues with coral health is when I really try and do something about that. I also don't have algae (knock on wood) and I clean the glass with about the same frequency.

    Thank you! And keep up the great work!
    Whiskey
     
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    How big is your refugium? Do you think the Macr0 + Mud was influential in your reefkeeping success or are you doing it for the microfauna and stuff?
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes, I haven't done it no other way to be honest. Here is a pic of one my first Reef Tank I took between 1996-98. And every tank after that, I had a refugium. My fuge now in my DT is around a 40g section of a 100g sump.[​IMG]
     
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    Tim Olson Love to Learn! R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    Absolutely wonderful and quite an inspiration! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
     
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    This tank is stunning Robert! I am so happy to see ONE person has had a good long run with this 300DD tank! I want to upgrade to one but it is so scary when every other story is about how they blow seams! :( Beautiful reef!
     
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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 s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. Only horror story I've read was Mike and Terry custom 300dd few years ago. Mine is built like a tank, also on a stand I built. Held up very well.
     
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    breathtaking
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    Awesome tank! Someday mine will get there!
     
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    robert s b. Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Good 5 year run with this tank. 1 last FTS before I start chopping away and breaking this tank down.[​IMG]
     
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