Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
Good luck to you and your family! We owned pets stores which all had freshwater fish from my 300 tank hatchery. It was a long time ago and I still remember all the work it took. But it was fun.
I used iwaki pumps even then. The secret on any big pump is to use a hot tube strainer on their intakes. It allows the impellers to last for years and years.
I assume you will have coral? How will you set that up if I'm not being nosy?
Not bein nosy at all! I welcome questions and advice from anyone such as yourself who has done it & furthermore has an incredible understanding, knowledge, and owns such a fantastic reef.
This is going to be a work in progress lol. I right now will set up an exact replica frag tank as the 6'x 3' one I have now running here. Once cycled I will transfer all the coral & then move the tank. I am currently getting estimates on a few tanks for the store such as a 180 gal
, another frag tank, a 8' cubicle for fish, and a couple more 4' tanks. I also have a couple 40 gal
and another frag tank probably shipping next week. Starting small now and will increase slowly. I'm planning on a main filltration system and plumbing connecting most of the fish tanks together and having the coral flats all filtered independently with led
lighing. Right now everything is being designed & I'm trying to stay fluid and be open to design changes.