Your most active months of reefing during the year?

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  1. January

    469 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. February

    434 vote(s)
    59.4%
  3. March

    340 vote(s)
    46.5%
  4. April

    254 vote(s)
    34.7%
  5. May

    217 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. June

    221 vote(s)
    30.2%
  7. July

    212 vote(s)
    29.0%
  8. August

    211 vote(s)
    28.9%
  9. September

    227 vote(s)
    31.1%
  10. October

    282 vote(s)
    38.6%
  11. November

    355 vote(s)
    48.6%
  12. December

    401 vote(s)
    54.9%
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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 Cyber Monday Sponsor R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Tell us the months you are most active in reefing and why this is!

    You can choose multiple months on the poll!

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  2. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Hospitality Award Glitter Fairy Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm pretty much active every month :) I dont ever call it quits ;)
     
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  3. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    For myself I’ll say that I’m most active from September-April. During the summer months I do slow down a touch, but never stop. This is due to more outdoor activities.
     
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  4. Gonebad395

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    Fall and winter months
     
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  5. Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well-Known Member R2R Secret Santa

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    Winter. Because its harder for me to go fishing and all in the cold. So I spend the majority of my free time with aquatic chores
     
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  6. duffer

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    Summer months I’m boating so the winter months is when I go nuts with my tank
     
  7. andrewkw

    andrewkw Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Same. I don't really like going outside when its hot or cold lol.
     
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  8. saltyhog

    saltyhog blowing bubbles somewhere R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    I clicked all 12 months. There's seasonality in reefing?!

    Pretty much a part of my life every day.
     
  9. abraha

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    I slow down Feb to April because of work. Part of my job is income tax preparation.
     
  10. madweazl

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    Doesnt change, I have the same amount of activity each week.

    Daily - marvel that everything is alive and look for problem indicators
    Saturday - test water parameters, clean rear glass, and mix water
    Sunday - water change
    Monday - check, clean, and replace reactor media (carbon/GFO) as needed
    Every to every other day - clean algae from glass and refill ATO
    Weekly - remove macro-algae as needed
    Monthly - clean MP40s
    Every other month - Tear down protein skimmer for thorough cleaning
    Every four months - Tear down Kessils for thorough cleaning, clean T5s/reflectors, and disassemble/clean return pump
     
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  11. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    All year. 24/7, 365.
     
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    ngoodermuth Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    The activity doesn’t change (can’t let all that hard work go to waste...) but definitely peak interest around this time of year. This is when I buy new fish because I’m home more to QT-sit. The summer months we are often camping on weekends. I do like to spend hot summer afternoons in the AC watching my new additions grow, however ;)
     
  13. sfin52

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    What stop reefing never. All year here. Summer is a busy time for pest control techs. I'll still reef.
     
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    Like most others 24/7!
     
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  15. PEP12

    PEP12 Member R2R Supporter UK Reef Club Member

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    every day of the week, always something to take care of to make sure all is as it should be, having 2 systems more work ! but worth the effort to sit down and enjoy to watch my achievement
     
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  16. DeniseAndy

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    My only down time is the summer months when we are on vacation. We take two long ones usually in June and July. As my kids are too into sports and such for much more. So, those are times I am not active with my tanks. They are being babysat. :)
     
  17. Bob Weigant

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    every month mostly with the exception of dec and feb. Dec because of christmas ( sometimes I do buy something for myself ) and Feb because of Valentine's day, daughter's birthday and 2 step daughters birthdays. All in the same week
     
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  18. fish farmer

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    Obviously it is a yearly hobby, but it is an indoor hobby for me. Winters are long in Vermont and I don't ice fish as much as I used to. The warmer months and days off tend to be spent doing outdoor things, but I do tend to buy more stuff in the summer months because of better shipping temps so that keeps the interest up.
     
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    I am more active adding corals and fish here during the colder months that i am inside more.
     
  20. Blu

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    Slow months at work are January - May. Oddly that’s when I get the most money. But between anniversary, 3 kids, my moms, and my wife’s birthday are all between Jan and April soooo, May. In May I get to reef.
     
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