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    Default New Fish Room

    I am building, finally a new fish room dedicated to Discus ...... am figuring out what size tanks to us for breeding Tanks ....
    Here is what I have come up with :

    6 29 gallon ..... Breeding tank
    2 40 Gallon Breeder ....... Breeding tank / quaritene tank
    2 55 gallon for grow out tanks
    2 75 gallon for grow out tanks

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    2 50 gallon storage tanks
    have a airpump that will run 50 plus tanks no problem

    Am not putting the tanks on a sump ... each tank will be independant .....
    Have pellet stove to heat the cellar, which is well insulated .....

    Any sugestions ?
    Anything I should change or add ??

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    Will you be using sponge filters for them?

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    You may want to add another 75-55 combo sounds like you may have what 6-8 pairs going. That could mean a lot of fry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    Will you be using sponge filters for them?
    Yes. Will be using sponge filters and maybe a hob filter on the grow out tanks

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    You need fewer breeding tanks and more grow out tanks. A single good spawn can require 4 75 gallon tanks.

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    John
    thank you for your insight, will add some more grow out tanks.

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    OK so this will be the make up of the fish room for my Discus, am planing to start with only 2 pairs for now and some young ones to grow out.

    I will go with 4- 29 gallon breeder tanks.
    I will have 6 -55 gallon grow out tanks
    and also will have 2-125 gallon grow out tanks. With 2 more being added at a later date.
    2- 40 gallon sick tanks

    Will have the ability to add more grow out tanks when I need them.
    Will also post pictures as I start the build

    Let me know what ya all think

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    I find extra 29 gallon tanks are useful for moving new fry into before I move them into a 55 gallon, particularly if its only 30-40 fry. You should only need one 29 gallon quarantine tank.

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry208 View Post
    I am building, finally a new fish room dedicated to Discus ...... am figuring out what size tanks to us for breeding Tanks ....
    Here is what I have come up with :

    6 29 gallon ..... Breeding tank
    2 40 Gallon Breeder ....... Breeding tank / quaritene tank
    2 55 gallon for grow out tanks
    2 75 gallon for grow out tanks

    Sink

    2 50 gallon storage tanks
    have a airpump that will run 50 plus tanks no problem

    Am not putting the tanks on a sump ... each tank will be independant .....
    Have pellet stove to heat the cellar, which is well insulated .....

    Any sugestions ?
    Anything I should change or add ??
    Sounds fun Larry! Glad its happening! One thing you may want to consider is the size of your water storage... 100 gals water storage for 500 gal tanks..

    You may find yourself short on water....i always run into that here and I am running about the same as you right now gal wise for both tanks and storage..it was okay for adults but water changes on fry tanks will use a lot more water.

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    Al

    That's a good point, didn`t think about that ... but am now .... thank you ...
    So far have 3 29 gallon tanks and 6 55 gallon, with plans to adding 2 125 gallon tanks.

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    Default Re: New Fish Room

    Finally I am in a position to start my fish room. I am about half way through it.
    Here is the space I have to work with:
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    More pictures to follow.

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    Hi Larry, how exciting for you and sounds like you are well along. Any pics of the progress. Also I am glad you found your homesteader and welcome back
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    Cool mate, that'll be awesome when it's ready and filled!!

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