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I have thought about creating a system like that.... Just not sure if its worth building with only 20 some odd tanks... I do have all the needed material though....
Read KMX's post above. This is the setup without the waterchange system.

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Do you find that the temerature of the breeder's water has any effect on the proportions of male to female of the spawn? I have suspected this with my Malawis and have been told it is a fact with Victorians.


I keep the breeder tanks at a warmer temp 83ish give or a take a few... It seems to me that they like the warmer water, more eggs are produced AND the babies go from eggs to fry faster when the water is warmer. Just from my observations.


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KMX,
When the fry grow out at 83 degrees F;
What are the male to female ratios like?
Are they consistantly at that ratio brood to brood for the same species?


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I am running HOBs and sponge filters on most of my tanks. My air supply is by three superluft sl-65 LPM airpumps. A friend of mine put a wattage usage meter on the sl-65 and they drew 21 watts. I have 27 tanks with around 1100 gals total at a temp around 78 degrees. By my besst estimate, my electric bill has went up around $125 per month running my fish room. I currently use Reflex roll insulation around three sides of all my tanks. Reflex is like a double space blanket with bubble wrap on the inside. It works both as a radiant heat reflector and an insulatort.


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My air supply is by three superluft sl-65 LPM airpumps.


This is interesting to me because I just stumbled upon this air pump yesterday. How do you like it, and what is the noise level like? What did you pay if I may ask? I am curious what others running large pumps are using, and their experiences as I am just about ready to make that leap.


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I use 2 Ap100 out in my fish room in the garage. I use a AP50 in my frontosa room. I have 1 inch PVC pipe around the garage with air valves on it. I have a custom made manifold with air valves on it to run my frontosa room.

AP-100 HIGH VOLUME AIR PUMP:
This will deliver even more air then its twin brother above and is just as quiet. This is excellent for use as a pond air pump or for multiple tank setups. Will pump down up to 11.5 feet in water. Only 100 watts of power to run and comes with a 33 outlet manifold. Pumps 9150 cu. in/min.

AV-50 HIGH VOLUME AIR PUMP:
This will bridge the gap between smaller air pumps and the large blowers. This is excellent for use as a pond air pump or for multiple tank setups. Will pump down up to 10 feet. Only 40 watts of power to run and comes with a 12 outlet manifold. Pumps 50L/min or 2900 c in/ m.

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My air supply is by three superluft sl-65 LPM airpumps.


This is interesting to me because I just stumbled upon this air pump yesterday. How do you like it, and what is the noise level like? What did you pay if I may ask? I am curious what others running large pumps are using, and their experiences as I am just about ready to make that leap.


They cost me around $65. I have been using them for 2 years and very happy. They are LPM and are quiet. My fish room is actually in my sub basement and so is my office. Basically all I hear is the air bubbles, not the pump unless the pump gets bumped against something when I hear it grrrrring and then I just rebalance it.

I downsized awhile back and sold two of these two local club members. He replaced a regen blower and just loves this new pump. The other guys loves it also.

I have run as many as 20 sponges/stones and still have excess air. Also, being a LPM, the air is higher pressure so it works better in a deep tank.


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I use Thomas pumps. I had them leftover from an old company I used to help run. I believe they were $600 new. They are fine at 10 feet of head pressure and are easily rebuilt of a diaphragm goes. Hooks right up to 1/2" PVC. They don't use much electric. Nice and quiet. I could run a thousand tanks on one if I had the room too :lol:

p.s. I have 6 various kinds for sale all new but not at the new price... PM me if your interested.

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