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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!
-Scott
 

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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 =)
 

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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!
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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!
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.

Thanks!
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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
 

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Crob- The openness of that scape is pretty nice! Really lets you see the fish, and I'll definitely check the thread you mentioned! Think you can get pics of the DIY stand? Would love to see what ya made. I think if the canopy matches the stand, that always looks nice!

Danakin- Checking sig link...

speedie- all I can say is wow. That is awesome! I am still deciding on flora for mine... I'll check out your link for specs! That is really a piece of art ya had going there.

Thanks everyone for getting this going! Keep em coming :)
 

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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.

Thanks!
-Scott
i ran two gallon jugs and two 2 liter bottles together of co2 brew for a while, but after a few days of missed maintenance floaters choked the surface and i think i gassed a lot of neons and guppies... =[ so for now, its running low tech with a canister, heater, and powerhead/pump with prefilter pointed upwards to roll water up to the surface.

and thanks for the compliment.. i do feel like i should gut it and dirt it, however.. growth isn't as stable as it is in a few of my other tanks...
 

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Lights on it are my only 'high tech' and pricey thing. One light was for my 4ft tank, but I moved it onto the 40, other was for the 40 itself. I used to have two 40s flanking my propane heater. Current USA 4ft 2 bulb and a AquaticLife 3ft 2 bulb. I rarely ad anything, if I do it's "Plant Zone" love the stuff. Also have a fancy powder mix I add to water to dose and Root Tabs as well as Rabbit droppings for in the substrate.
Usually just my Well water is needed.

Black Sand Blasting Grit/sand, Fluval 205 & Fluval 305. Marineland heater or HOB heater.
Male Betta, two female Betta, male Opaline Gourami, Bamboo shrimp reaching 1yr, RCS, Green Cory cats, Oto cat, Clown Pleco & BN pleco pair.

Jungle Val, Crypts, Sword, Tiger Lilly, Salvinia, Hornwort, Subwassertang, mixed Moss, Rotala Indica, Nymph Taiwan, Hygrophila Corymbosa Siamensis and Aponogeton Ulvaceus
- Which attempted to grow this summer, but the other plants swamped it out. It's been growing and returning to dormancy for several seasons now. A true stunner.

What it looks like when it needs to share it's plants in a ROAK.
 

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i ran two gallon jugs and two 2 liter bottles together of co2 brew for a while, but after a few days of missed maintenance floaters choked the surface and i think i gassed a lot of neons and guppies... =[ so for now, its running low tech with a canister, heater, and powerhead/pump with prefilter pointed upwards to roll water up to the surface.

and thanks for the compliment.. i do feel like i should gut it and dirt it, however.. growth isn't as stable as it is in a few of my other tanks...
That's quite a bit of co2 you had going there! May have just been too much co2 for one tank this size, hard to say!

If you do decide to gut it and go the dirt route, definitely post some pics! And even post a link to a thread for it :)
 

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Lights on it are my only 'high tech' and pricey thing. One light was for my 4ft tank, but I moved it onto the 40, other was for the 40 itself. I used to have two 40s flanking my propane heater. Current USA 4ft 2 bulb and a AquaticLife 3ft 2 bulb. I rarely ad anything, if I do it's "Plant Zone" love the stuff. Also have a fancy powder mix I add to water to dose and Root Tabs as well as Rabbit droppings for in the substrate.
Usually just my Well water is needed.

Black Sand Blasting Grit/sand, Fluval 205 & Fluval 305. Marineland heater or HOB heater.
Male Betta, two female Betta, male Opaline Gourami, Bamboo shrimp reaching 1yr, RCS, Green Cory cats, Oto cat, Clown Pleco & BN pleco pair.

Jungle Val, Crypts, Sword, Tiger Lilly, Salvinia, Hornwort, Subwassertang, mixed Moss, Rotala Indica, Nymph Taiwan, Hygrophila Corymbosa Siamensis and Aponogeton Ulvaceus
- Which attempted to grow this summer, but the other plants swamped it out. It's been growing and returning to dormancy for several seasons now. A true stunner.

What it looks like when it needs to share it's plants in a ROAK.

Thanks for the additional details! How do you like the Ottos? I'm planning to have some in mine. Want a school of harlequin rasboras, school of cardinal tetras, some ottos, 2 GBRs, and maybe MAYBE a pair of angels if I think I can get away with it.
 
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