This set of farming aquariums were built by Gary Greguire.
He used and added to the plans we have shared on our web site.
These links will take you to a set of images that Gary took while he was building this coral farm system.
This link will take you to the plans he used.
This is one of our most popular pages. Many people have made their own reef aquarium.
From: Gary Greguire
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 18:09:07 EST
Subject: coral farming unit
The owner of the store wouldn't sell it to me at first because he said (it will only work on tanks 20,000 gallons or larger) after a few phone calls I got him to sell it to me. The tank clad comes with 4 gals of paint and one gallon of hardener (4 TO 1 MIX) for approximately $175.00. The paint is fairly thin and I found it easy to paint with a foam brush and then just throw everything away rather than try to clean a regular brush.
The top 3 tanks on the unit are clear Rubbermaid storage bins. I thought these would make good gravel bowls for cuttings because they are very inexpensive and easy to plumb with PVC pipe (use a male and female union with O rings. I have also been using the plastic shoe boxes for rotifers green water & brine shrimp.
Some mistakes I made that are easy to avoid are;
1.) Make the stand at least 49 inches wide because a 48 inch bulb with end caps don't fit in a 48 in opening.
I have also been using the plastic shoe boxes for rotifers green water & brine shrimp.
GARY GREGUIRE FARMING UNIT
THIS PAGE SHOWS A GREAT FARMING UNIT
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