first off why my display tank is not planted. first off i have an 17 inch pleco second its a huge tank and came with gravel and such when i bought it. i was too eager to put fish on and once i did there was no going back and adding the proper substrate.
id like to go with a planted sump but im scared of flood issues. i want to go planted cause im probably overstocked as seen here forgot what all i have in my 200 gallon tank
and think the plants and extra water volume will allow me to keep all my fish in the display tank.
I came up with an idea of setting up my empty 30 gallon close by my display tank and at the same top height. Im wanting to run some vinyl tubing between the tanks to keep the tanks water levels even throuh a vacuum. i like to plant the 30 heavily and have a pump/powerhead pump water out of the 30 and into my display tank thus make the 30 planted pretty much a additional filter for my 200 gallon display tank.
i would much appreciate some feedback as to anything i may be able to do to improve on this idea or is this just totally absurd. Im currently trying to free up some space to set it up.