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Old 08/08/2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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Fish tank room build

I am getting close to finishing my new fish room. I basically framed and insulated ~100 sq feet of my garage. I was fortunate that when I set up my 250 gallon deep dimension tank that the back wall of the was adjacent to the garage. The room will start off with a 75gallon sump and 2 40 gallon breeders. I have a few other tanks that will get plumbed into the system a little further down the road.


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Old 08/08/2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Here is a picture of the inside you can see the 40g breeders that I just drilled. Sump not yet in place.


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Old 08/09/2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Very cool! The room is plumbed into your display? The A/C, are you going to run a line for the water to drain? Nice work!


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Old 08/09/2015, 11:29 AM   #4
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Ya all plumbed into the display. 1 of the 40 breeders will be a frag tank the other will be a display macro tank (maybe seahorse nursery). I use a liter miter for continuous water changes so I have the waste line running into a brute can outside the room that is on a 4 wheel dollie so it's clean and easy


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Old 08/09/2015, 11:31 AM   #5
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Ya all plumbed into the display. 1 of the 40 breeders will be a frag tank the other will be a display macro tank (maybe seahorse nursery). I use a liter miter for continuous water changes so I have the waste line running into a brute can outside the room that is on a 4 wheel dollie so it's clean and easy
Cool Build, post some Display pics when you get a chance.


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Old 08/09/2015, 01:32 PM   #6
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Here is a full tank shot


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Old 08/09/2015, 02:14 PM   #7
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Here is a full tank shot
Nice, looking really good! Thanks for sharing!


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Old 08/09/2015, 03:47 PM   #8
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Old 08/10/2015, 09:25 PM   #9
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Hey Matt, how is your display tank going? Fish room? how nice


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Old 08/13/2015, 01:07 PM   #10
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Tank is doing awesome.


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Old 08/13/2015, 01:10 PM   #11
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Here is another top down shot ( both of these grown from ~1/2 in frags over the last 6 months) the monti is about 6x6in now and picture above is a CITR red dragon acro that is roughly 4x4in.


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Old 08/15/2015, 08:21 AM   #12
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Looking real good!


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Old 08/16/2015, 01:10 PM   #13
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Will have some largish sized monti cap frags available very soon ( green type and orange type) also have intense pink bird nest and ponape green 1in frags multi branched


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Old 08/16/2015, 04:34 PM   #14
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Will have some largish sized monti cap frags available very soon ( green type and orange type) also have intense pink bird nest and ponape green 1in frags multi branched
Sweet man, put me in line for some pink bird nest and green ponape & the 1" frags, thanks


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Old 08/22/2015, 10:47 PM   #15
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I have some birdsnest and monti frags if anyone is interested let me know


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Old 08/25/2015, 06:08 PM   #16
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Hey Matt, any pics of the fish room progression?


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Old 08/26/2015, 09:49 PM   #17
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I will post some new pictures tomorrow. The room is up and running. It is not connected to the display yet. Put sand in refugium today. The kessils are mounted over the frag tank. I am planning to supplement with t5's. I just need to locate some t5 reflectors.


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Old 08/27/2015, 10:32 AM   #18
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I just need to locate some t5 reflectors.
915MANG offered me a couple of t5 reflectors, bulbs, and ballast. You might want to send him a note to see if he still has them.


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Old 08/27/2015, 09:08 PM   #19
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Here is a shot of the tanks with water, just added sand so it's a little dirty


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Old 08/30/2015, 08:10 PM   #20
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Yo man you need a massive pump? Got one for sale don't need


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Old 08/31/2015, 08:35 AM   #21
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No thx I have too many pumps now already


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Old 09/06/2015, 12:23 PM   #22
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Getting really close to connecting my display to my fish room. Putting in a bathroom exhaust fan in the fish room for humidity purposes. I added 14 red mangroves to my refugium just for some diversity.


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Old 09/06/2015, 12:25 PM   #23
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I also just added 12 new acropora. I will post some pictures when I get some better ones


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Old 09/07/2015, 11:11 AM   #24
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Getting really close to connecting my display to my fish room. Putting in a bathroom exhaust fan in the fish room for humidity purposes. I added 14 red mangroves to my refugium just for some diversity.
Where did you get the mangroves? Ebay/Amazon? I was thinking about getting a few


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Old 09/07/2015, 12:48 PM   #25
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I found a guy on the other forums sold me 20 for 1$ each ha, was a smoking deal


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