Brett’s Reef Tank 40g breeder build thread

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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi guys. My name is Brett and I’m almost 14 years old. My parents got me an early bday gift and it was a 40b and 20l sump. We will be buying the rest of the equipment as we move this tank build forward. This is my second tank. My first tank was a 10g tank that has been thriving for 4 months now. I currently have an ai prime hd which will go on the 40b along with another ai prime hd. Follow along for the build progression and thanks to my parents for allowing me to upgrade and for supporting me in this hobby.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. IT will be fun.
     
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    Any ideas for a stand yet?
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah custom made by the one and only me. It will have wood supports and most likely a hard counter top for the tank to rest on
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I am currently looking at an sca 302 or 301 skimmer. Will the 301 be enough for a heavily stocked tank. I will have filter socks and a small refugium as the other filtration.
     
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    Today I might be getting the wood for the stand and maybe build the stand. The tank will be run in peninsula style with a bean animal drain. I will be picking up a radion xr30 g3 pro for $300 next week when I get home. More updates to come.
     
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    Cool beans....good parents....congrats.... following
     
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    Thanks man. It only took me 7 years to get my first reeftank. My dad said he will pay for just the filtration. The rest is mine. I found a super cheap radion xr30 g3 pro so I said why not so I sold my ai prime hd and I’m using part of that money for the new light. Oh and my parents have been showing off my tank to whoever comes to our house lol. They love how cool it is
     
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    Nice... I wish I could have done salt when I was a kid..
    Only had freshies growing up
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah I had many betas till I was abouT 8 or so
     
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    aKlevans Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice!
    That's crazy, I'm also a teenager, and I just got my first saltwater tank, and it is a 40 breeder. :D
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Cool I’m sending u a message now.
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this! I admire your "dive in" attitude.
     
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    HAha t(h)anks
     
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    Pretty excited to see how both of ours turn out. Let me know how you like your lighting! Keep us updated on your stocking as well!
     
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    There is going to be a lot of room to grow coral in your new tank. What an excellent opportunity to learn to frag them. :)
     
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    We need some pictures Brett.
    Congratulations on the upgrade!
     
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    brett_schn Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Haha. i have 2 tanks sitting on my floor I’m 3 hours away from my house till Sunday. I won’t have it setup for a while
     
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    I’m already following urs!
     
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