What I'm trying to do with this setup at the moment is just setup some display tanks. I'm less concerned trying to breed in these. I suspect I'll breed in a 40B without a filter or similarly large tank.
What I'm trying to do is get 3 display tanks so I can setup a tank or two for boys and probably a sorority. I want maximum display per dollar if I can manage it.
I was just figuring a sump would let me cut costs on these display tanks. (by only needing one co2
reactor, one heater, and one filter)
Plus I figure I can buy better stuff. So far because overflows are so expensive (40$+) it makes it so I'm cutting even on costs... but with slightly better gear (ie, can filter, strong heater, etc).
So basically here's what I'm looking at:
40$ 4x10G tanks
18$ Mesh Tops
18$ Desk Lamps
70$ odyssea can filter
20$ 200W heater
I'm looking at close to 400$. It's looking more and more like isolated tanks is a better solution. I'll just get a pair of 20's or something... but I really wanted some way to do this cheaply. Stupid overflows making it so I'm not saving any money. Harumph.