Originally Posted by ernie
Hello all was thinking of go from a 55 gallon to maybe a 200 gallon tank but I was thinking of the task of water changes. With a 55 it's not hard to do changes but I was wondering how do people accomplish this with larger tanks meaning do you have to set up a secondary tank to prepare water. Any advice would be appreciated.
Depending on where you live, there are sources that sell natural sea water delivered to your door. If you don't have that option. You can use any kind of holding facility such as a garbage can or there are plastics distributors that sell canisters for the chemical companies. We used one of these in my last warehouse that held 1000 gals of water. (Don't panic, they come in smaller sizes
) It was hoooked up with a recirculating pump and plumbed so that it would flow directly into the sumps during water changes.
FYI: whenever you are storing water for your tank, either aerate it or circulate it. Don't let it stagnate.
Hope this helps...