Hey guys, I have several tanks that I kind of want to connect together. Reason is, it's a hassle to change the water for each tank when all the tanks have the same water parameters. It's taking way too long to finish.
Anyway, I have a really ugly 46 gallon tank that I want to use as a main water tank. Meaning, when I change the water, I change only the water in the 46 gallon and as a result this water change is reflected in all tanks.
I drew a diagram. I'm not sure how high the tanks will be, but I know that the 46 gallon will be sitting on the floor.
Should I buy a pump with 200 gph
from the 20 gallon to the 46 gallon and a 460 gph
for the return? Or, if I use a powerhead to pump water down to the 46 gallon and a 460 gph
pump for return, how would I make sure the rate at which the water returns does not overrun the water being pumped into the 46 gallon? I've no idea how to pump the 5 gallon to the 46 and back... Any ideas on this part?
I know there are risks involved in such a setup, the worst being overflow and draining of water. What do you guys recommend? Is this plan fine with some safeguards or is there some other design I should look at? I'm not willing to drill holes into my tanks, so anything that involves that is not cool.