Grow out system?

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  1. Woodstock

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    Do you have a grow out system or a multi-tank system?
    If so, explain it and/or post pics so I can get some ideas.

    I am out of room in my house and need to create a multi-tank system in my garage... :updown:

    I don't want too many so I am thinking of only 5 x 20 gal tall tanks-- all plumbed together using a 100 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank for a sump.

    Using only 5 tanks will not allow me to keep every spawn but I will have room for about every other one...

    Help!! I need some ideas!! :snrkl:
     
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    Sounds like a rack system in the makings. I would make a large shelf unit, that could hold two levels of tanks out of 2X4's. I would place the sump directly on the concrete floor to aid in cooling. As far as plumbing, I will have to draw something up. I will go play with google sketchup and see what I can come up with. I have an idea in my head for removeable tanks to make cleaning easier. Lemme see what I can do.. It may take me a little while..

    Jason
     
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    Oh yeah,... what is the footprint of the area you are working with?

    Jason
     
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    Oh yeah,... whats the footprint on the 20g's? I could go downstairs and measure mine,.. but im lazy! lol..

    Jason
     
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    Thanks Jason! Footprint?? hummm... about 8'x12' or so.
    The 'work bench' that I stole from my husband is 71"x28"x33" high. It will easily old 5 x 20 gal tall (16" high) tanks with a 100 gallon Rubbermaid Brute stock tank underneath.

    I went to the feed store yesterday to measure the Brute stock tank an it will fit. I like it because it is so thick and will definately help with insulating the water's temp.
    But I will only have about 6-7" from the top of its lip to the bottom of the table... I think I can get by with that.... can't I?
     
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    20 gal tall = 24"x12"x16" tall
     
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    So you already have the table they will sit on then?

    Jason
     
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    I might utilize it or I might not.... I have a carpenter coming over Friday to give me an estimate on something I haven't figured out yet. :rolleyes:

    If I do utilize the work bench, I might have the carpenter to make an additional wooden shelf for few smaller tanks.... Or maybe build right onto the current work bench?? :dunno:
     
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    Hmm, did you look at my new filtration system Doni? Maybe your carpenter can use that for some idea's.
    Here is a picture:
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    Soon i will be removing the mangrove tank and installing a fragging system.
     
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    Pretty basic.
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    Thanks frankie :) Nice. Any regrets about using the rubbermaid stock tank?
     
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    I have no regrets on my stock tanks for my sump and refugium..
     
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    Thanks for chiming in :)
     
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    Your welcome :dance:
     
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    Nope. Very easy to care for actually. Mine is not a $125 dollar rubber maid though. It is a Duraflex stock tank. Half the price for the same deal. ;)
     
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    Ah... Busy day. Unplanned barbecue... I have something in the works though. I will try to get it done tomorrow afternoon/evening..Oh, I use a rubbermaid too.. Love it!

    Jason
     
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  17. Woodstock

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    Jason, I just left this post in your chronicle thread but wanted to put it here also...

     
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    lol.. I just saw it. I replied in my chronicle. Thanks!

    Jason
     
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    Ummm... Jason, you need to update your sig with a link to your chronicle thread :D
    Having a link to click would save me 17.9 seconds... :p
     
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    I thought of you when I saw this on craigslist. It's near me and it's probably too long for what you need, but didn't know if you considered something like this.

    6 Ft. divider aquarium
     
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