Broodstock setup

Broodstock setup

Postby dtfleming » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:41 pm

Hello, I have a custom acrylic tank made for breeding inverts. It's 36Lx14Wx10H. It is separated into four compartments, each one is 8.5Lx14Wx10H. My plan was to plumb it to a sump with a return pump, heater and Live rock. Would a skimmer be necessary on a system like this? I plan on trying to breed: Thor amboinensis, Lysmata wurdemanni, Gnathophyllum americanum, Tridachia crispata, and Euplica sp. of conch. Thanks for any input
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Re: Broodstock setup

Postby Scottt » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:34 pm

I honestly don't have any experience with any of those species. The better the water quality, the higher your rates of success will be, in general. So, it depends on our budget IMO. If you can add one, do it; it means less frequent water changes. Algal scrubbers are less expensive (but a DIY), and have a similar effect as a skimmer.
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Re: Broodstock setup

Postby dtfleming » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:27 pm

Gotcha, I had planned on adding one. I run skimmers on my other systems.
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Re: Broodstock setup

Postby nordicreef » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:05 am

Sounds like a interresting project any updates?
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