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Breeding Rack Setup *Help sponsor my build* :)

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Hey guys,

I’m planning a breeding setup. After being out of the hobby for a couple of years, I’m coming back into it. I have a Rack that was from a warehouse I used to work in (1.5m long x 60cm deep). 
 

I’m thinking about which would be the best option, to run the tanks on a sump so there’s only 1 heater or, run sponge filters in each tank, and a heater in each tank. My plan is to have about 10-12 (2x1ft’s), and 2-4 (2x2fts). what kind of air pump would I also need?

I wanted to get the tanks built, I have contacted Dennison and another tank builder on the Gold Coast, but it must be a busy time for them. I will attach photos of the rack when I am able to get it setup. Thanks for reading

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Got a reply back from Dennison, just waiting on a quote :). I will be posting progress photos/build photos every now and again. 
 

This is the shelf dimensions I am working with. (1500mm long x 590mm wide). There is a sheet of mdf/chipboard on each shelf but I will be removing this as it will swell up with the water. Are there any suggestions on how to reinforce it?? Maybe some marine ply slats screwed inside from beam to beam, and then 15-20mm foam on top? (Let me know suggestions) 

My plan is to have 4 shelves. (5 tanks on 1st & 2nd shelf (roughly 2fts x 1ft)

Then 2 (2ft x 2ft) on the 3rd and 4th shelf. And maybe 1 (2ft x 1ft) on shelf 3 and 4 in between the 2 big tanks. 
 

So that’s x12 (2x1ft’s) &, x4 (2x2ft’s). Stay tuned!

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Bit of an update: 

So I came up with the exact measurements for the tanks, so that they they fit on the shelf perfectly and each have 5mm gap between so they are nice and snug but still have a little roof to move. Sorry if the image is a little blurry. 
 

**If you guys would like to donate anything to this build, that would be fantastic! Whether it’s equipment such as sponge filters, logs, or even a donation to PayPal (julioramirez_13@hotmail.com). And in return I will host competitions in the near future to win prizes such as Pleco/Guppy fry and even merchandise/gifts in which I plan to make myself. I will keep a record of those who donate, and when everything is all set up I will let everyone know. I can also be verified just to put you at ease and let you know that I’m not one of those scammers that are going around. I am on pleco groups on Facebook and Mewe also** 
 

Keeping fish has its challenges and rewards, and I would like to reward those who like to help other fish keepers. That’s what makes the fish keeping hobby fun! 
 

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So this is the space that I will be working with, right on that far wall where the fishing rods are. 
 

I had the fun of taking everything off that rack on the left just so I could move it down 30cm! Haha the things we do to make room for fish! :). The rack/tanks will be in a perfect spot as there is a laundry sink for doing water removal/refill. And an extraction fan which I will run 24/7 to extract the humidity in the garage so that I do not get mould in there. 

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1 hour ago, johnbetta said:

your new set up your working on is going to look so amazing what types of fish are u going to keep or breed

Hey John, long time no see. How are all of your fish going?

Thank you :) it will basically be a 5ft rack setup with 4 levels (3 shelves and a ground shelf).

I plan to keep L number plecos again, and maybe some endler guppies and corydoras but we will see. I did also have a thought on keeping some Senegal Birchers in their own tank, so that should be great fun as they look nice. 

1 hour ago, johnbetta said:

your new set up your working on is going to look so amazing what types of fish are u going to keep or breed

 

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Thank you, I will keep that in mind :) . I’ve been better, just trying to improve my health one fish tank at a time haha. On a serious note, I am trying to improve my health, so starting this thread and trying to get everyone involved will be a positive effect :) 

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