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try to build a sm fishroom in basement :D




































it was 4months ago




i started it last week





















over 600watt of light
14 aquaclear filters running + 32 sponge filters from angelfishusa

1.im not sure about electric problem
if i use too much or i have too many cords
2.looking for information about a strong central air pump
need one for about 20 sponge filters
3.i bought 108watt 4ft t5 oddysey light - the burbs came with it
is it good for plant? cuz im using it on 2 20gals and plant not growing lol
 

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i have 110watt ah supply light on 2 of 20gal for last 6yrs and i didnt have algae problem. i succesfully raised tons of javafern , riccia etc with eco subs and diy co2
so i thought 108watt t5 would be fine, but this cheap oddyssey brand , im not sure if its a burb for plant
 

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You look like your're off to great start.

Just a few observations, from a guy that used to breed Angels, Africans and a few other things along the way.

Keep it simple. fight the urge to have beautiful scaped tanks in the fish room. If you must reserve that for adults prior to pairing off or recovery after breeding.

Keep spawning & grow-out tanks bare bones. They need to be kept clean. I used to syphon of uneated food & waste 20min. after every feeding.

Give you fish pleany of room to grow.

It looks like your thinking central system...good plan.

Heat the room not the tanks, if you can.

stryo foam for insulation...it's your friend.

Develope a plan for easy water changes.

Hire an Oscar as your quality control mgr. ..Never let a cull leave your fish room. It becomes all about reputation. Breed, raise and sell only the best.

Yes, it's a business...TRY to not loose the joy of keeping fish.

Everyone that buys fish from you is your sales staff...don't forget that point. If you get two referral from each sale, you'll always have customers.

Don't give your word to a customer lightly. If you tell me you'll have a dozen (fill in the bank) fish for me in 3 wks.....be sure you will.

Best of luck
Frank
 

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You know people helped me 18 years ago, my turn to pay it forward.

Some of those things I did right. :smile:

Some of them I learned the hard way :icon_redf
But at least you learned! Some people don't, they fight advice all the way...I've known people who have lost their businesses because they were hard-headed.
 

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Good point, in our culture breeding/raising anything inevitably will become a small business, even if it's just to pay for it's and to get ride of your excess. (unless you just like fat & happy Oscars)
 

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very nice start. Somethings I would consider (assuming you need a large number of tanks)

Avoid the 20 Highs, except for breeding/grow out of Discus or other large fish. Their shape doesn't allow you to maximize rack space.

10's (short side out) and 20 longs are much more rack friendly.

Mount strip lights to the underside of the rack above. This allows you to work in the tanks easier and will be cheaper with the Home depot 4 - 6 ft T8 lights.

Run 1 main air system and connect off of it to run the filters.

Plus everything DogFish said.
 

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really helpful advice, dogfish/jjp2
i will remember ur adivice very carefully

atm i enjoy my fishkeeping hobby
still try to breed this and that
i will be happy if i make some of money back, but that will be long time later
i need more experience and i try to upgrade my equipment
still need to do lots of work , and one day i will be fine :D



these are not my pics!
but they are my facebook buddies

how about all DIY! diy stand plus diy trimless tanks equipped with all cashiner filters!
these all tanks are only for red bee shrimps - some quality crs



and this is a guppy guy... the guppy only tanks !!!
the strong aluminum diy stand + all diy glass tanks


i got impression from these guys, still in touch with them. they got their money back , keep upgrading equipment , thats my dream...
but i cant keep only one kind of fish yet lol
 
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