ygwilliam

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So I’ve decided I want to start breeding fish for some profit so that I can make some money back from the hobby. I’m going to breed dwarf cichlids and I’m going to use a racking system all connected to one sump. In total the system without the sump is about 220 gallons. Would a 55 gallon sump be big enough if I’m just breeding maybe 3 pairs of dwarf cichlids and some guppies? Any suggestions on efficient pumps for sumps? Also does any body have any idea how much wattage I would need to heat the aquariums? Any suggestions on good reliable heaters?
 

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Sounds like enough water.

I've also went through the "try to make money from the hobby phase" and honestly it's not worth it. You'll put in a lot of money for mediocre return and matkets often saturate quickly depending on what you're breeding.

What species are you breeding and what's the target market?
 
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ygwilliam

Black Skirt Tetra
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Sounds like enough water.

I've also went through the "try to make money from the hobby phase" and honestly it's not worth it. You'll put in a lot of money for mediocre return and matkets often saturate quickly depending on what you're breeding.

What species are you breeding and what's the target market?
I mean I’d like to give it a try anyway. For right now I’d be breeding kribs.
 
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