New Alameda Propagation

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by Mr. Ugly, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    A few of us stopped by Steve's "secret" propagation facilities for an impromptu visit after the swap yesterday. First time we got a chance to see it. It's set up in a warehouse for a few months by now, and it's maybe about half finished. It's already holding corals :D

    Amazingly clean and efficient setup. Finished version will have two 4' x 48' propagation raceways and two 2' x 48' holding systems and quarantines. One holding/quarantine system and one prop system is up and running. Second holding system is in progress, and second prop system construction is about to start.

    Prop system is pretty cool. 48' long constructed with pressure treated lumber frames and lined with plywood and painted with epoxy sealer. Top section for propping, and bottom section for full length sump with live rock, DSB, and macro algae. He's running 1000w MH setups over the system.

    Water circulation is really slick. Runs off of just 2 pumps. One at each end. One pump recirculates through a full length manifold which also serves as the frag rack. The other pump supplies a surge tank that's also attached to the same manifold. Remember those 4x4 prop bins at Steinhart? That's what's in place for surge. Super quiet system with tons of flow and surge. Impressive.

    No pics yet, but looks like Steve is going all out for the big time :D
  2. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Sweeeeeeeet... We need pics :) I volunteer to go over and take some :)
  3. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    That's what I'm saying, where are the pics? Or is it top secrete :)
  4. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Almost top secret. Steve went as far as to say it would be ok to post a bit about it after we nagged him a whole bunch :D
  5. ReeferGirl

    ReeferGirl Guest

    ooo i wanna see!!! :D
  6. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    yeah i wanna see too. sounds awesome.
  7. nova66

    nova66 Guest

    i had a chance to view steves setup and i must say it is a really sweet setup. it will be top notch when it is all done
  8. i got a sneak peak also. the system is grand. i can't wait to see it finished. the plumbing design is genius. :)
  9. dswong01

    dswong01 Guest

    I saw the new propagation set up today and its nice.
  10. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    After he gets up and running 100%, he'll have to change his name to "Ocean King".

    Yah... so Chinese of him :D

    I told him, too bad it sounds like a seafood restaurant :D
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That's got to be the worst name I've heard of yet, for a company within this industry. Sure hope your joking.
  12. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Haha... for Chinese, that name is totally kick ass from a cultural POV.

    On the level of KR (King of the Road) for a GT500KR, or SS(Supersport) for a Chevelle SS for car peeps.

    For anybody else, even Chinese Americans, Ocean King is kind of a crack up :D

    But it's so bad, it's good! :D :D :D
  13. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    It makes me think of the Moonies ( ) and they aren't something I would suggest being connected with :D
  14. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Ocean King of the Moon Jellies!

    Actually, Moonies make me think of Moon Pies and RC Cola, and that makes me think of stock car racing :D
  15. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Ain't he Vietnamese???
  16. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Okay, where are the pictures?
  17. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Trieu=Chew, I guess :D

    Don't know the background on it, but I always hear him speak Chinese.
  18. Elite

    Elite Guest

    What is his full name? Trieu is a Vietnamese name... Maybe he's mix? ;D
  19. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Steve Trieu is all I know.

    I know some Chinese from Vietnam and they use the Americanized Vietnamese way to spell their last name.

    He and the family speak pretty standard Chinese. Haven't heard him speak Vietnamese yet, so no clue :D
  20. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Btw, Truong=Chung, right?

    That was the first name I heard explained re vietnamese/chinese.

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