Ok. I guess I'll let the cat out of the bag. I wanted to wait untill I had one full success of a pair before I shared my breeder system. Why? Because so many people have told me that it won't work. but how can we move forward with out taking chances? why am I sharing now? because i'm haveing a hard time filling out my paperwork for the 60DPS report with the MBI.
I took a fish system like you find at stores and tweeked it a bit to fit my needs.
this is my system
the brood stock are in the bottom row and in a section of the sump.The larval section is in the middle and the grow out is the top rack.
total dimensions- grow out 48 x 12 x 8 ( six sections total each is 8 x 12 x 8 )
larval 48 x 12 x 8 (six sections total each is 8 x 12 x 8 )
Broodstock- 48 x 16 x 11 (three sections total each is 16 x 16 x 11)
Sump total- 36 x 24 x 12
total volume of water 120 gallons
Filtration goes as follows; filter sock, deep sand bed with rubble rock and macro algae, live rock, ASM G2 skimmer with ozone, bio-pellet media reactor.
water changes are done at30% once every other week.
Current stock is 1 mated pair of true perculas, 1 WC bonded pair of Onyx Perculas, 1 bonded pair of Picasso Perculas, 1 previously breeding pair of Black and White Ocellaris, 16 Ocellaris juveniles ready for market, 8 Ocellaris juveniles with no future( deformities), 2 juvenile Banggai cardinals, 5 55 day old juvenile True Perculas, 6 15 day old Larval True Perculas that just reached meta.
My Black and White Darwin Ocellaris
The Larval Perculas
The juvenile Perculas with the Juvenile Banggai cardinals
This is the juvenile Ocellaris
This is True Pecula pair that I have.
they have laid eggs 3 times since being put in there in the end of June.
this is a picture of the last batch on hatch night with air stone.
this is the larval True Perulas morning after hatching.
there is a homemade divider put in so that the greenwater and the rotifers stay in the two sections with the larval fish. the first spout with the water coming from the sump has a valve on it to slow the water to a mild drip, the second one is just plugged.