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Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:23 am

Hi Guys,

I'm planning my home breeding system and will like to start with the Amphiprion Species. Understand most Amphiprion will be fine with a 10Gallon tank. Thus my question, will it be better to have a 1.5ft (L) x 1ft (W) x 1ft (H) tank or 1ft (L) x 1ft (W) x 1.5ft (H) tank. Not too sure if the fishes will prefer a bigger surface area or deeper tank.

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby FuEl » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:33 am

Hi JC,

I suppose you are referring to the smaller amphiprion species like ocellaris & perculas? These fish do not really need height. 1ft height is enough for them. A black ocellaris pair of mine breeds in 20cm of water.
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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:09 pm

Thanks Fuel. What do u recommend for Clarkii then?

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby FuEl » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:06 pm

Maybe something around 20 gallons with 1ft depth minimum. Clarkiis are rather big fish.
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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby LethargicCoder » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:55 pm

For larger clowns I currently have Clarkiis spawning in a 15g (24"x12"x12"), Tomatoes in a 20g (24"x12"x16") and had Maroons in a 22g (24"x18"x12")

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:11 pm

Thanks for sharing your setup, Eric. Helps alot. One option that I'm thinking is to setup 20Gallon brookstock tanks with partitions. Thus if I need the extra space for bigger species, I can remove the partition.

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:30 pm

Need some advice on the spacing needed for each level with my tank.Currently, I've plan to have around 15cm spacing from tank top. Is that enough space to feed and etc?

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Also need advice if I should use 3/4" piping or 1"? My tanks are ~11GGallon and 18Gallon.

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby Scottt » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:00 pm

15cm would surely work. I have about 45cm open space above mine, and still would like more :-) So it depends on which is more important to you, saving space, or ease of use. The tighter you pack them in, the more of a pain in the but it is to remove pots/siphon/all the things you don't think of.
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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:03 pm

Thanks Scott. I do have some space constraint. Not only the height but the length and width too. Still reluctant to tear down my 5.5ft main tank. :P

Btw, any idea if 3/4" piping will do the trick to achieve around 6-8 turn-over? Based on my research, 3/4" can achieve ~ 10GPM. Just want to be sure.

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby Scottt » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:04 pm

I'm not sure exactly what all the details are. What pump are you running? Theirs a great table in Hoff's clown fish book if you have that, for pvc information.
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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:50 am

Tks Scott. Been trying to get my hands on a copy. Will check out Hoff's book.

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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby Luis A M » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:06 pm

We don´t know where you are from,Solonavi :?
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Re: Brookstock Tank sizing question

Postby solonavi » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:10 am

Hi Luis, I'm from the Sunny Island Country, Singapore.

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