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Offline ecyrbo

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ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« on: October 09, 2018, 22:27:58 »
I bought and painted my tank last fall but didn’t have a stand for it. Life got busy, and I didn’t build one until almost a year later. I just finished it last week. Next up is sump design (20 gallon long) and plumbing.

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 14:13:06 »
Looks nice

Offline ecyrbo

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 16:26:50 »
Dry fitting plumbing today!

Offline soldiers4christ50

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 20:50:11 »
Love the stand good job

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 22:34:50 »
That looks very nice.  Post some pics of the final product when it is finished.

Offline ecyrbo

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 22:42:07 »
This week I installed sump baffles, cemented the plumbing together, added foam strips under the tank, and siliconed the overflow box in place. We’re getting there!


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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 16:04:05 »
Let the cycle begin!


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Offline Gary

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 17:22:15 »
You made some real progress over the last couple of weeks. Are you going to add fish or buy the bacteria in a bottle? This starts the waiting game! It is all about time. :-(

Offline ecyrbo

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Re: ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 20:59:01 »
I have a couple of black mollies in there now. The sand was the caribsea live sand and and bought some live rock to speed things up. Already found one aiptasia, which I suppose is risk you take when you don't start with dead rock. I promptly eradicated him by injecting several syringes of boiling water into it. 

Offline ecyrbo

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ecyrbo’s 40 gallon breeder
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 12:44:33 »
A lot had happened since the last update. My. Tank has cycled and I’m consistently getting 0 ammonia, nitrite, and trace nitrate. I added a pair of clowns, and then a week later I added a starry blenny. I added Chaeto to the sump when I added the mollies, but I’ve since gotten a taotronics 36 watt grow light from amazon and the growth has exploded! The best part? I ordered a reefbreeders photon v2+ 24 inch LED fixture on Black Friday that was delivered today. I can’t wait to set it up.


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