Hang-on quarantine tank.
Hey everybody. I have been trying to figure out how to install an easy out of the way quarantine for my new 150 gallon cube. The problem is, I really don't have any other space for a small tank. I live in chicago in a small 1 bedroom place, and I have no where else to put a quarantine or store it when not in use.
So I had this idea. I could build an acrylic hang-on quarantine. It would be about 10 gallons, and would hang INSIDE the existing tank. I would extend the acrylic up a few inches above the water line to ensure that no water goes between the main tank and the quarantine. I could keep a couple of filter pads for a small hang-on filter in my sump, and then throw a hang on the back filter on the small quarantine when ever I needed to use it. I wouldn't have to worry about heating it too much since conduction from the main tank would occur through the acrylic sides of the new quarantine.
I could build this about 10 gallons in size. I tried looking online and there were a few acclimation tanks which use this same concept, but aren't quite big enough.
Similar to this, but the sides need to be extended up beyond the hang on section to ensure no water is passed from one tank to another.
Wave2K The Acclimator Â*- Acclimation Tank
What do you guys think? Please dont suggest a "small" tank, I really only have 900 square feet with 2 adults, a dog, 2 cats, and a 150 gallon tank. We have no more room.