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Breeding Room

I'm going to start a thread showing the progress of my new Breeding Room.  I'm not calling it a "Fish" room since I may breed more than just fish in there.
 
I'd like to keep this thread separate from the thread discussing actual breeding subjects... this is for physical aspects of the room and system set-up[]

The room I'm using has been a "junk" room forever... as you can see by the light switch plate, it's been a LONG time since this room saw any changes [sm=undecided.gif]

 

 

 

 

 
Regarding thte switchplate... I'm the only kid that's ever been in this house and I'm 42...
 
It took a while to decide on a color and I ended up going with the same color that Mike picked.  It's growing on me... it's Glidden and it covered great!
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    Black71gp
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    cool thanks for the updates!!!
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Tal looks like you have some cleaning to do.
     
    Are you planning to install some racks?
     
    Is some of the stuff going to plumbed in the rest of your system?
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: cmpenney

    Tal looks like you have some cleaning to do.

    Are you planning to install some racks?

    Is some of the stuff going to plumbed in the rest of your system?

     
    Ha ha ha... Garage sale as soon as the weather warms up a bit!
     
    For the brood stock and grow out tanks I'm building a wood rack... got some great ideas from MOFIB.org and a friend just offered me a metal restaurant rack that I might use for my phyto, rotifers, and larvae tanks... for free[]
     
    No, this will not be plumbed to my other systems.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    That's cool to come across a deal like that at just the right time. I'm curious to see how this all comes together. I would kill for an extra room in my place to do something like this. My basement stinks and we have no extra room on the main floor.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    The switch cover is very appropriate, the little fishes will love it! When I first painted my fish room that blue (Spectrum Blue btw) I thought, 'whoa, what have I done!'....but in the end, I couldn't be happier with it.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: cmpenney

    That's cool to come across a deal like that at just the right time. I'm curious to see how this all comes together. I would kill for an extra room in my place to do something like this. My basement stinks and we have no extra room on the main floor.

     
    I don't really have a basement and as I said, this room has always been used for junk... I think this is a better use for the room... don't you?  The breeding and grow out tanks will all be plumbed together.  Tommyb is going to show me how to drill the holes in the tanks and give me a few pointers on the plumbing[]
     
    Thank goodness for friends!
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    It is good to have friends with skills! I could have used him with my 10 gallon for the new surge device. Maybe that one tank wouldn't have broken.
     
    We had a junk room but then we had an opps named Grant and had to convert it to a bedroom. If I ever win the lotto I'm going to have one of my crawl space dug out to make a nice basement room for fish...
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: clamdigr

    The switch cover is very appropriate, the little fishes will love it! When I first painted my fish room that blue (Spectrum Blue btw) I thought, 'whoa, what have I done!'....but in the end, I couldn't be happier with it.

     
    The switch cover will be going, for sure! ugh!  I just put it back up there for the pic[]
     
    I wasn't sure about the color either but I think I'm gonna like it.  I liked how well it covered in one coat!  I was looking at a Valspar color called Deep Blue Ocean, along with about 20 other colors, LOL  I'll be able to tell better when I get the lights set up too.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Looking forward to watching this progress.
     
    What types of fish are you thinking about breeding?
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Did more painting today[]

     
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    cool, I'll be watchignhte progress too
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: michaelgamrat

    Looking forward to watching this progress.

    What types of fish are you thinking about breeding?

     
    Here's a link to the actually fish part of the project: http://www.masm.org/mForums/tm.aspx?m=18073
     
    I have a pair of clowns (see above thread) but I'm thinking about getting a few cardinals too...
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Look at you go Tal! I think this will be awesome, I have been tossing around the idea of doing Orchid Dottybacks.... They are cool fish, and are just expensive enough at retail prices that they may actually cover the cost of the breeding racks.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Cool Tal!  I found out that the easier way to drill 10 gallon, and smaller tanks is to completely submerge them.  This reduces the stresses.  When I decided to practice this on a 10 gallon to learn, I kept cracking the tank.  So I found that tip on the internet.  After that I was able to consistently drill them with no problems.  Let me know if I can help you with that or bent PVC.  I also have a few tanks, that I might be able to swap you for future fish.
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Tal, post your plans for the tank stand you pm'd me about so we can discuss in the thread. What is your timing plan for set-up? If you want help with the stand, I might be able to pitch in. 
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: wbeavers

    Cool Tal!  I found out that the easier way to drill 10 gallon, and smaller tanks is to completely submerge them.  This reduces the stresses.  When I decided to practice this on a 10 gallon to learn, I kept cracking the tank.  So I found that tip on the internet.  After that I was able to consistently drill them with no problems.  Let me know if I can help you with that or bent PVC.  I also have a few tanks, that I might be able to swap you for future fish.

     
    Thanks for the tip!  I'll mention it to Tommyb, he's going to be helping me out with the drilling[]  Sounds like a logical way to reduce the stress.
     
    As of right now I have 5x10G's, a 20long and a 55 for a sump.  I'm getting a 20high tomorrow.  I'll let you know when I get to the PVC point.
     
    Thanks!
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: clamdigr

    Tal, post your plans for the tank stand you pm'd me about so we can discuss in the thread. What is your timing plan for set-up? If you want help with the stand, I might be able to pitch in. 

     
    Mike,
     
    I haven't decided on the specific plans yet but I'm getting there.  As far as a timeline goes, I'd like it done now[] but in reality I'm hoping to start building next weekend... the following weekend is my presentation so I'm gonna be a bit tied up with that.
     
    There is one design in this thread, near the end: http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1482&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=50
     
    BaboonScience posts some great shots of joint construction about half way down in this thread: http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1661
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    Ok, the painting is finished and I have questions about plumbing... not my strong suit[]
     
    What size PVC should I use? 1/2" or 3/4"?  and what type of return pump would I need?  4X10G, 2X20G, 55G sump... for now[]
     
    Thanks
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    RE: Breeding Room (permalink)
    I have this pump for sale, I think it would be a good choice. 
    Iwaki MD30RLXT Water Pump Japanese Motor Slightly Used $130 http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=IWMD-30RLTX&Category_Code=Iwaki
     
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