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mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room


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    Default mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    In early May this year, my wife and I made the unexpected decision to move. This was just after I completed a project that include a new breeding room and dual in-wall tanks (245G and 180G). The tanks had been up for about six months when we decided to move. The move allowed both of us to cut a significant amount of drive time off of our commutes each day. We ended up moving to the new house in the first week of July. In the process of getting ready to move and actually moving I ended losing quite a bit of livestock.

    Once we got settled into the new house, I turned my plans to getting both a display tank and breeding system up and running. Here was the plan that I came up with.

    Fish Room Design 2 1 - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room


    I ended up start building in October. I didn't get take many build pictures since I was too busy building. I am happy to have both the breeding set up and display tanks back up and running. Below are some pictures and some descriptions of the both of the systems as they stand today

    In wall display tank (245G). Still need to finish trimming it out
    FTS - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    FTS2 - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    Sump for the display with a ASM G6 skimmer, carbon reactor, and live rock

    Display Sump - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    Breeding setup. When it is all complete it will hold 23 tanks.

    Breeding Setup 4 - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    Left racks

    Breeding Setup 2 - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    Right Racks including the sump with a ATI skimmer, Reeflo Dart Return Pump, carbor reactor, and live rock.

    Breeding Setup 3 - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

    Quarantine Sytems (2 22G tanks and a 29G cube)

    QT System - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room
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    Man you must have put in a ton of work to get that all setup during the holidays!

    The display looks great.
    I'm looking forward to updates!

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    Amazing job that is a awesome setup! Hats off to you.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. I am glad that it is done and that I get to do the fun part of this hobby now.
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    Wow that's quite a project!

    That is one grungy looking skimmer!

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    Thanks for all the comments. The skimmer has been used quite a bit over the last couples. Here is the final display tank all trimmed out. My daughter wanted the purple wall so we did the purple trim to match.

    Trimmed out display - mhowe9's 245G Display and Fish Room

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    Very nice!!!

    Glad to see ya settled in, and doing it all over again. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with the big tank.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

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    Not so sure about the purple lol but everything looks awesome! That will be nice to just sit back and watch and a great center piece for any room. I plan on doing something similar in my basement minus the breeding tanksand purple

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