It's finally time to start this upgrade!
So, for those of you who knew I wanted to start a coral business knew I had picked up a used 40 Breeder to start it off with. This is it:
After some thinking, I realized if I wanted to start a business I needed a lot more gallonage and so I decided to keep my hobby for personal pleasure and not profit. For me, it still paid off as I now have a tank to upgrade to!
With only a 40 breeder and a 15 gallon sump, total volume would hit about 47-48 gallons and that just wasn't enough for me. I already was uneasy about the structural integrity of the tank, plumbing choices, and sump size. And so, I decided I was going to overhaul this kit.
My plans were to get a 65G tank, similar to the dimensions of a 40 breeder, but 8" taller. That alone would get me an extra 25 gallons.
The stand would stay, but unfortunately the opening is only 26" so I had to settle with a 20H tank. Assuming, while running it's 50% full, it brings my total gallonage to 75.
My final idea was to plumb a frag tank into the system. Ideally, a 20-30 gallon tank. Not only would it help me with water quality, but it would make my life so much easier only having to maintain one system instead of two.
So now we're here, the 40 breeder is sold and due to leave October 1st. There's a lot of work to do and I'm going to make sure I do this right. If all goes well, I'm hoping to have this wet and have my old stock transferred by January.
There are still a lot more details I want to share with you about my plans but for now I just wanted to introduce you to what's in store. I hope you guys will enjoy the ride from here as I share this little adventure