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Bobby B
08-20-2015, 04:12 AM
So about 3 years ago I built a 100 gallon breeding set up, which I have had great success breeding banggai's! Then after building my new house, I decided that I wanted to upgrade! So this is what I have done so far.

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This is my 100 gallon breeding set up.

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starting getting the tanks set up.

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so I have a 180g display, 4 20g displays, 60g holding tank for RO. which u can see in the top right of picture. also have a 40g refuge, 40g saltwater mixing chamber, and a 35g sump.

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sorry this pic is side ways lol

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I have 3 jebo pumps have 2 12,000 and 1 6,000. The 2 12,000 feed my 180 and the 6,000 feeds my 4 20g.

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I T off one of the 12,000 pumps and installed these quick connects. and then installed a bulk head into my fish sink. then I just hook up a hose to drain for my water changes.

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then with the mixing tank I have a valve that goes directly into the sump gravity bleed. back to more plumbing

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so after the 180 cycled I starting plumbing the existing system.

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I used my sump from the 100g system and turned it into my Q.T.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=962&pictureid=6944

this valve is from the RO tank so I can fill the mixing tank.

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Bobby B
08-20-2015, 04:29 AM
Pictures of the 180 and the rest of the system!

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=962&pictureid=6928

this is when tank was cycling.

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got the wall done, when I finish the rest of the basement. I am going to finish the wall with rock

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This is my porcupine, named him puff lol. he is pretty wicked

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Some random pics.

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and that's what I have done so far, thanks for looking!

maron6977
08-20-2015, 04:48 AM
Nice , lots of pics .
Looks great !
Do you find any problems with the porcupine ?

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-20-2015, 05:53 AM
Beautiful setup. Good for you that you have the room in your new house to devote this much space to your passion. Well thought out design.

Anthony

WarDog
08-20-2015, 06:13 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome... and SO many fish!!!

Reef Supplies
08-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Holy crap! Fantastic job Bobby!

Bblinks
08-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Very clean and tidy setup. looking forward to see more.

Bobby B
08-21-2015, 02:16 AM
Thanks for the awesome comments! Never had any problems with puff, and he loves eating from a turkey baster!

riceboy
08-21-2015, 02:51 PM
If u need to get rid of hair algea I have a starving seahorse that will wipe out the algea. Just a thought . Great set up and looks like it was very well planned.

Bobby B
08-21-2015, 03:48 PM
yeah i have a bit in my 20g tanks, its like i have 4 extra refuges. But if u got a seahare i will put it in! i met u one time at concept, i could meet u there sometime to pick it up, or matt can bring it over. what ever works. thanks!

Myka
09-30-2015, 02:53 AM
I wish my breeding setup was as neat as yours! Holy! What are you breeding/attempting currently?

Your 180 looks really nice, how old is it? There's a ton of fish in there, wow!!!

Bobby B
09-30-2015, 05:13 AM
Thanks! I have had really good success with banggis, and currently trying clowns. I got the 180 going at the beginning of may, there is about 40 fish in there now!

Myka
10-01-2015, 04:59 PM
Ya, that's a heck of a bioload! Clowns are easier than Bangaii, you'll be fine. :)

Duckhams
10-01-2015, 07:11 PM
Thats one serious setup! Nice work Bobby! Thanks for sharing, keep the pics coming! -following along -

Bobby B
02-05-2016, 05:36 AM
So I decided to take down my breeding set up and make way for a 9 foot predator tank! Going to get the tank built when I get back from vacation in March. I changed some things on my exciting system.

Added a 45 gallon kricpt for more filtration.
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Changed some of my plumbing
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And I upgraded my skimmer to a deltec 2560. Add running the bubble magus bp130 bio pellet reactor

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And finally got the Rock wall up around the tank!


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Looks empty in the room now with the breeders gone
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But I think puff here will enjoy his new 9 foot home! http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b460/bobbybiglow100/88E8748D-BB47-4339-9E33-736BB0DEE964_zpsznd3qbey.jpg (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/bobbybiglow100/media/88E8748D-BB47-4339-9E33-736BB0DEE964_zpsznd3qbey.jpg.html)

Myka
02-05-2016, 03:21 PM
The rock wall looks sweet! I can't wait to see Puff in his new home. :D

kien
02-05-2016, 04:45 PM
wow, that's an epic amount of plumbing ! I love it :lol:

Bobby B
07-18-2016, 12:06 AM
Finally got the basement finished! Now I can hang out by the tank, even more lol

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intarsiabox
07-18-2016, 12:18 AM
Looks great!

Myka
07-18-2016, 04:13 AM
Looks awesome! Now you just need a recliner in front of it. :D