New Breeder Setup!

New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:35 pm

Wanted to start a build thread on my new breeder setup, please let me know if you have any input or questions. Thanks!

And so it begins!
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4 sides up
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Dividers in
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Overflows installed
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:42 pm

Finished product! (Could make more if there is interest..)
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Finished product! (Could make more if there is interest..)
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Stand
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Water testing. prefect seal, no leaks!
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Bulk heads and flow regulator
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:44 pm

Blueline 55 pump for skimmer, holes in wood for plumbing
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Middle of the mess
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Big skimmer, its a MRC MR2.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Will post more pictures later..
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Suzy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:57 pm

You are in SLC?

Me, too!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:03 pm

Nice! Always good to have someone close! I am new at this so I may have lots of question..
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Suzy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:54 pm

Do you build tanks professionally? Any thoughts of custom building something for locals?
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Suzy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:55 pm

And, not to hijack your thread, but those tanks would be sweet for frogfish eggs and larvae, fingers crossed! I got two more rafts today! And tiger tail seahorses!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:04 pm

No it's not something I do professionally, my dad owns a manufacturing company so he has all sorts of good resources for this kind of thing. I would definitely be willing to build for people, the tanks aren't cheap but I would do the labor for cheap.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Suzy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:08 pm

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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Luis A M » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:06 pm

You should make the dividers 1/4" shorter,so when a drain clogs,water will pass to the neighbour tank and not to your floor! :idea:
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:13 pm

I will have a mesh screen on the overflow as well as a sponge in the overflow to prevent anything from clogging the lines.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Had some plumbing fun!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby BaboonScience » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:53 pm

I am loving this setup! If I was in your area, I would be looking you up for a build!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Luis A M » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:59 pm

ch3tt wrote:I will have a mesh screen on the overflow as well as a sponge in the overflow to prevent anything from clogging the lines.

The sponge will clog,not the line! :wink:
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:40 am

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not overly worried about it. Regular maintanance will keep me problem free
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby rortreefer » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:11 am

This looks great! I love the style you went with for the acrylic tanks. I look forward to seeing this completed!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby sundog » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:51 pm

This is an awesome build! Great job.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby chuggy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:28 am

Is that for broodstock or growout?
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:37 am

Right now it is going to be for both, however my ultimate goal it to have this setup as broodstock only and have another setup for growout.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby jeff@zina.com » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:20 pm

I'm curious as to why you used the overflow box instead of a more conventional standpipe? Also, since each section is separate as far as plumbing can they be shut off from the system individually?

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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby ch3tt » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:18 pm

I just like the overflow better, no real reason. I know this isn't a fashion show but I don't like the looks of the downpipe. I do have the ability to shut off each chamber individually, figured that would be nice when I'm collecting larva.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby fote03 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:08 pm

Very nice work!
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Luis A M » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:32 pm

ch3tt wrote:I just like the overflow better, no real reason. I know this isn't a fashion show but I don't like the looks of the downpipe. I do have the ability to shut off each chamber individually, figured that would be nice when I'm collecting larva.

Standpipes are obtrusive when netting fish,and if the seal leaks,they´d drain the tank.And they are ugly :lol:
I like the outlet drilled at the water level,with a bulkhead and standard strain.
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Re: New Breeder Setup!

Postby Suzy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:30 pm

Very cool set up. Is this in your home?
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