Living Reef Orlando's Farm Build Thread!

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Hi everyone!! In this thread, we will go over and continue to update our farm as we continue to grow and expand!!

To those who don't know us, we are a premier supplier of exotic & common fish, coral & all types of accessories for saltwater aquariums. We reside in the heart of the saltwater aquarium industry in Orlando, Florida! We have a retail store and as of 1 year ago began the building of a world-class aquaculture facility to ensure we have a sustainable supply of some of the most insane coral out there.


It all started about 1 year ago when we got the keys to the home of what would be our farm!


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So much joy to be had in this building for years to come!

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Make sure you follow this thread to see what's to come with the farm build!
 
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Half of the corals in my tank came from your retail store....your staff are very helpful. Is the farm open for visitors to see?
We are so glad to hear that!! Right now the farm is still under some pretty heavy construction and is a huge mess, give us a few more months and we would love to show you around!
 
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Hi everyone! Thanks to those who came back to follow this thread! :D

After securing the new home of our aquaculture farm we had to get our hands dirty and start cleaning, scrubbing, cleaning some more... much many coffees later... it was clean!

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Next step... let's make this place sexy and throw some paint on those walls;Happy

Peep Alex gettin' LOW and making sure the paint was flawless all the way!

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After even MORE coffees, the farm was really starting to come together...

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Thanks for checking out the thread thus far! Make sure you come back and follow for updates!

 
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The beginning stages of the farm build out. Check out that massive sump! We also decided to go with 80/20 aluminum extrusion for our stands.
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Big thank you to Ecotech for partnering up with us on the new farm build! EcoTech Marine Radion Gen 5’s will be LINING up above all of our tanks in the farm. :cool:

We have all Ecotech products including the new Gen 5’s in stock and ready to go! Shipping also available if anyone is interested!


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We have a SUPER RARE wild-caught Ann as the first inhabitant of our farm tank ;Woot

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Big thank you to Ecotech for partnering up with us on the new farm build! EcoTech Marine Radion Gen 5’s will be LINING up above all of our tanks in the farm. :cool:

We have all Ecotech products including the new Gen 5’s in stock and ready to go! Shipping also available if anyone is interested!


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We have a SUPER RARE wild-caught Ann as the first inhabitant of our farm tank ;Woot

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You guys have any more of those "Ann"s in stock? haha
 
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Neptune Systems really hooked it up as we get these tanks really set up to be jam-packed with corals!!

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We live for good cable management :eek:;Happy

Having everything in the perfect position allows for super simple configuration and troubleshooting should anything ever go wrong!!


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The sump to the first quarantine tank is absolutely MASSIVE. I don't want to be the one to change out that skimmer though... ;Sour

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Adding tanks and stands and tank and stands and.... more tanks and more stands!

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