Starting Up A 40 Breeder

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Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:12 pm

Hey guys looks like I'm gonna be building some type of saltwater setup. It's going slowly at the moment as I'm getting the stand built and gotta run the plumbing on the sump. All I got to show for is the stand sorta being built.

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Amphiprion » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:19 pm

Looking forward to the build. As you may be able to tell, I am partial to these tank dimensions :D
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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:52 pm

Small update taking it slow.

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Stand from the front

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The interior it's 100 % water resistant all the crevices have silicone in to block moisture pockets and is sprayed with truck bed liner to give further protection.

Next update will be pluming and actual setting up just waiting on my return pump.

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:09 pm

Sorry for the delay but been having difficulty finding a mag drive but I finally broke down and bought one off eBay, so as soon it arrives I'll have a better update!

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:16 pm

Mag pump arrived doing plumbing tonight

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Amphiprion » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:22 pm

Looks like it is coming together. Waiting for the first signs of water to start filling in. Will be happy to see another marine/reef tank on the greener side--and not talking about algae, either :mrgreen: .
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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:47 am

Sorry for got to post the pluming part as it was hell trying to adjust the piping and all. But the tank if started up and starting the curing process. I have Fiji base rock seeded with Fiji live rock from a fellow hobbiest and Fiji pick live sand mixed with sugar grade argranite. Also tossed in some sand dwelling feather dusters and a frillfin goby from a friends tank. Still got some stuff to do before I'm content on the tank, still gotta drill a back out to run the power outlets so I can close the door (blonde moment forgot to cut them) build the canopy and add the reef lights (6 t5 bulb)and add the side wood since the tank will me a treasure chest style. As for the sump still gotta put sand and rubble and chaeto for the refugium part also gotta hook the skimmer up.

More to come guys and offer any suggestions

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On the sump is there a way to get the gurgle noises to be a little bit quieter?

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:37 pm

Better pics

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Amphiprion » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:09 pm

Do you have a standpipe on it? A durso style standpipe would work. If you drilled for more than one bulkhead, you can use a herbie-style drain. I use a modified version of that and I have a completely silent overflow and drain--no gurgling and zero bubbles going into the sump. I can also get 600+ gph through it if the need arises.
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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:54 pm

The sump is getting a major modification with the piping as it is annoying but I needed to do a quick build

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Sorry for the delay guys. The tank is up and running now. Have all the lps and zoas I want to add so now I'm focusing on the sps.

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Fts the tank does have some aptaisia but I am fighting them with Berghia Nudis.

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Green Bubble tip that the clown ignores.

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The feather duster colony is doing well and spreading also

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Re: Starting Up A 40 Breeder

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:46 pm

Reefs2go:
-Galaxea Coral
-Green Bubble Anemone
-Red & Green Favia
-Pink Acro
-Aqua Acro
-Green Candy Cane
-Lavender Acan
-Radioactive Dragon Eyes Zoa
-Blue & Red Acan
-Green Mandarin
-Rock Anemone
-Cleaner Shrimp
-Peppermint Shrimp
-Purple Sea Whip Gorganian
-Dendro Sun Coral

Tampa:
-Radioactive Chalice
Green & Purple Acan
-Goneipora
-Green & Orange Polyp Encrusting Monti
-Blue Acro
-Pinkish/Purple Acro
-Blue/Brown Birdnest
-Orange Yuma

Cody:
-GARF Bonsai
-Purple Mushrooms
-Fire & Ice Zoa
-Blue Tubbs Zoa

Buddy:
-Wellso Brain
-Bicolor Frogspawn
-Red Plating Monti
-Kryptonite Candy Cane
-Hammer Coral
-Green ???

Petland:
-Scroll Coral
-Hollywood Stunner Chalice
-Green/Pink Birdnest
-Pink Birdnest
-Pinkish/ Purple Monti Digi
-Valinda
-Porcelain Crab
-Feather Duster Worms

James:
-Mystic Encristing Monti
-Strawberry Shortcake

Chris:
-Dawn of the Dinosaur Chalice
-Joe the Coral
-Potato Chip Coral
-Highlighter Acro
-ORA Chips Acro

Progressive Marine:
-ORA Misbar Clownfish

B&B Petstop:
-Red Acro
-Tailspot Blenny

Just Fish Biloxi:
-Red/Purple/Green Acan

Mitch:
-Rasta Zoa
-Wonderwomen Zoa
-GSP
-Duncan
-Red Hornet
-Sunny D
-God of War Zoa
-Orange Bam Bam Zoa
-Blueberry Fields Zoa

Pensacola Guy:
-Orange Monti Digi
-Spongeodes

Ebay:
-Dwarf Cerith Snails
-Blue Legged Hermits

Reefcleaners:
-Large Ceirth Snails

Hand Collected:
-Astrae Snail
-Various Macro Algae
-Brown/Black Sponge
-Glowing Marginella Snail
-Caribbean Nerite Snail
-Olive Nerite Snail
List of everything that is in my aquarium and where I got it from.

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