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scbrooks87 12-05-2012 10:21 PM

40 Breeders?
Hey everyone... Don't know if this will be in the right spot, but I'm wanting a thread for 40 breeders out there... It's the tank I'm working to set up now, and hoping for some inspiration!

If people can just post pics of their 40 breeders, I'd love it! Tank, Stand, Lighting, Filtration, other equipment, etc! The whole 9 yards! This is the place to showcase them! Also! If you have a 50 or 65 with same footprint, feel free to post those pics too!

Looking forward to seeing some awesome tanks!

secuono 12-05-2012 10:43 PM

Here's mine from today.

Jonnywhoop 12-05-2012 10:45 PM

best light for 40br to achieve high, of high, light :)

i was leaning towards 4xt5ho

can someone also chime in about their fert regime etccc for a tank this size

scbrooks87 12-05-2012 10:48 PM

Very nice Secuono!

Feel free to add any elaboration to it that you'd like, flora/fauna, equipment info, how long it's been running, etc!! Thanks for posting =)

scbrooks87 12-05-2012 10:49 PM

Johhywhoop- You'd be best off to start a separate thread in the appropriate location for that question, this thread is mostly for people to post about their existing tanks, not to answer specific questions about how to run a tank. Thanks =)

Best of luck!

Jonnywhoop 12-05-2012 10:57 PM

^ True, but it goes hand in hand with what you are looking for. I am currently setting up my 40br as well. Didnt mean to thread jack you or anything, I figured you and I would both benefit from all these responses.

snakebite 12-05-2012 11:09 PM

I'm suprised no one started a 40b thread sooner. I'm in the process of gathering parts/ideas for my 40b and would love some inspiration!

scbrooks87 12-05-2012 11:09 PM

Hopefully as more people post, and give details about their tanks, we will know lots about lighting, dosing, and other equipment for them =)

For what it's worth, I'm going for a Finnex Ray2 36" fixture for mine. I will not be doing CO2 at the beginning, so will probably need to raise it up a bit. It will give high light right under it, and probably mid-high light in the front and back.

Hope that helps!

steven p 12-05-2012 11:16 PM

just snapped(low res phone pics...), 65 gallon tank. bn plecos, striped raphael, bronze peppered and julii cory cats, black mollies, male guppies, crowntail betta, dwarf gourami, last 2 neons from a school of 12(will be taken into the shop next time i visit) a straggler danio, trumpet snails, a single male cherry shrimp and a few ghost shrimp... and micro inverts(cyclops, seed shrimp, etc..)...
lights are an odno shop light and the fixture that came with the set-up. substrate is blasting grit and gravel. grofine(miracle gro knock-off) is lightly dosed at 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per week.

scbrooks87 12-05-2012 11:56 PM

Very nice! Looks great steven p! Thanks for including it in the thread. Do you do any CO2 on this one? Or is it fairly low tech?

I like the scaping, Almost looks like looking into a forest.


Crob5965 12-06-2012 12:04 AM

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I have an album titled 40 gal breeder if you care to look. it takes too long to upload pics here.
I have a 36" 120 light LED with a xlg sponge filter and a maxijet 600 w/ a aquafina bottle filled with filter floss carbon and pot scrubbers laying Horizontal.

Lighting looks great plants don't seem to be suffering but not really growing either

filtration I do a water change every week but could probably go 2-3 weeks without any issues

Crob5965 12-06-2012 12:10 AM

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I will take some new pics and upload them this weekend

Crob5965 12-06-2012 12:22 AM

those pics are about 1 month into having the tank I have some new plants and moved fish around you motivated me to take more pics and post them

I also built my stand and am in the process of building a Canopy and looking for any ideas or input

danakin 12-06-2012 12:28 AM

Check my signature. Just put my CO2 rig back in to service, should start taking off soon.

speedie408 12-06-2012 12:46 AM

Mine from a few years ago: You can find the specs in my old journal linked below.

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