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Old 04-06-2014, 08:01 PM   #21
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Yeah he limited me to under 55gal. I'm workin on talkin him into a 125. Either that or two more 55s which yeah. Less space. I'm sure I'll be able to convince him when I have the cash to burn on my fish babies.
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I got my self.... I mean my gf a tank for her b-day. She loves it tho so everyone wins
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If the no more tanks thing is about space then go high instead of spreading out. With some DIY skills you could potentially have 3 tanks lined up from floor to ceiling.

The obsession grows so quickly. I had one boring tank for about 7 years with gravel on the bottom and a single comet, then i picked up the MTS pathogen from some planted tank images. Thankfully this process happened while single so expansion plans don't have to go through any red tape.
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I love the enthusiasm from both sides of the fence.

Get tank, deal with issues. Love tank. Deal with issues.

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Mts is very contagious. If room is a factor you can do what was mentioned above with the do it yourself shelves. Many people use this method for reptiles also but that's not as much weight. You could also just try and get a room devoted to it!
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With some DIY skills you could potentially have 3 tanks lined up from floor to ceiling.
Draining the ground floor tank is a royal pain in the wot sit!
(No head=slow syphon) this also makes the faithful gravel vac useless.
A bare bottom set up with drilled sides and a shop size filter could cure this. (I think)

If the distribution of tanks is equalised with the top tank being closer to the ceiling, you would need some other than a bucket method of re filling the top tank but you get slightly more (negligible) syphon action on the ground floor.

If you could magic up a multi tank water change system, do it! (Assuming you have individual systems, this could be tricky) for a breeding farm, great news.

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Draining the ground floor tank is a royal pain in the wot sit!
(No head=slow syphon) this also makes the faithful gravel vac useless.
A bare bottom set up with drilled sides and a shop size filter could cure this. (I think)

If the distribution of tanks is equalised with the top tank being closer to the ceiling, you would need some other than a bucket method of re filling the top tank but you get slightly more (negligible) syphon action on the ground floor.

If you could magic up a multi tank water change system, do it! (Assuming you have individual systems, this could be tricky) for a breeding farm, great news.



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Simple. Overflow each tank to one tank and pump it back like a central sump and do a water change that way. Filling the top tank would be easy if you just get a python. Filling it up couldn't be easier unless you age your water or something.
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Simple. Overflow each tank to one tank and pump it back like a central sump and do a water change that way. Filling the top tank would be easy if you just get a python. Filling it up couldn't be easier unless you age your water or something.

(Assuming you had individual systems (which is my point) this is no good) yes the farm system is easy enough, same as a fish store, no real issues. It's individual systems I'm talking about. Multi tank system is useless if you want different fish.
Also the bottom tank becomes a sump full of equipment and not a fish tank, this negates the purpose of the tank.

Water . . .or something. I used tap for a while. It is flawed, it was ok for a while but in the end I got annoyed with it, or a fish did!
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You could use I believe it's called a baffle pump (i belive) to put water back in the top aquarium. You can set up an drain for each tank to your house dwv system and have a pressure regulator dripping water back into each aquarium from your cold water essentially making a waterchange free aquarium. but then the gravel vac becomes hard again. Search up self changing aquarium on YouTube posted by eurajoey I believe is his name. Just set this up for each tank.
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You could use I believe it's called a baffle pump (i belive) to put water back in the top aquarium. You can set up an drain for each tank to your house dwv system and have a pressure regulator dripping water back into each aquarium from your cold water essentially making a waterchange free aquarium. but then the gravel vac becomes hard again. Search up self changing aquarium on YouTube posted by eurajoey I believe is his name. Just set this up for each tank.
Miles and miles of plumbing. No! Absolutely not.
You can if you want but it isn't for me. I'll stick to the old fashioned method.
(Tap water alone isn't good enough for me)
The mix ratio using solenoid valves and circuitry would cost a considerable sum.

One tank perhaps, not for those who suffer from mts.
The principle is simple, I understand it and could easily build it. The cost to achieve functionality is beyond the scope of an average working mans wages.

Almost all systems are different. So that's many lines and manifolds each with a computer control and computing system with I/O valves and various switch points and pumps, cut offs emergency overflows etc etc. Really the idea past a mental sketch is silly. To actually produce such a system where the tank water parameters are different would be a feat of engineering worthy of front page news.
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