The reason I am wanting a big tank is I currently have 4 QT
tanks going with a total water capacity of 200 gal
. I am going though roughly 80 gallons a day of sw
. I am using dechlorinated tap for the QT
tanks because cyano
etc is not a issue, however it is a pain to mix the water constantly. I use RO
water for my main and I use two large rubbermaid containers for roughly 80 gallon water changes. The problem with that is the 100GPD ro
unit only produces 50 gallons a day unless you bring the water pressure up to 100 PSI. So I have 2 large trash cans in my foyer for 3 days when I do a water change. I was thinking of purchasing a large tank to use now for SW
in the QT
tanks. After all my QT
is done I will dry it out and keep it full of RO
water for changes in my main. Tractor supply has a 325 gallon tank that is roughly 40" round and 60" long for $370 they also have a 60" round 500gal tank with a dome top for $300 I think this is probably the way to go ( they both have 15 " access holes"). I am just trying to determine if I want to do it and were to put it. If I put it in my garage I will have temp issues with it.
Phyl. I do have the additional sump installed. It is currently home to a 2-3" mantis. It makes the water changes easy. I just turn off my return pump and let the 2 sump tanks fill up then I have a drain hose plumbed under the house that my UV
return line fits into. I just plug up the pump until it starts to pull in air. I have the sump connector lines about 8" from the bottom so the second sump never runs out of water. I currently have a sand bed in it. It will also hold roughly 50 lbs of base rock when my QT
tanks are torn down. What type algae do you recommend for the sump/refugium?