I have a spare room that I am planning to turn into an aquarium room.
The setup will be fairly simply, as I'm not planning masses of tanks with central filtration etc.
I am planning to tap off the water main and run it into the room, into a 50 gallon storage tank, with the option to run a RODI
unit on that supply so I can mix RODI
and tapwater as desired to control the pH etc as my water comes out the tap at 7.4 but goes up to about 8.
The tank will be floorstanding (or on a small table) in a cupboard, so I'll need a pump to get water out of it into tanks for water changes, and a heater to get it to the correct temp.
In terms of tanks I currently have a 50g freshwater tank in the room above, which I will keep there and run a line back up to it (from the storage tank) . I plan to get a 90g tank for another freshwater (probably move my existing fish into that one and add a couple of other compatible species and convert the 50g into a softer water tank. Later I plan to get a 120g reef tank (and add a second storage tank for that, fed purely off RODI
Then in the room I will have a standpipe that goes under the wall outside for drainage, with overflow setups on the aquarium(s) perhaps (or manual siphon draining for substrate cleaning at the same time etc)
Then I hope water changes just become a matter of filling the tank with the appropriate mixture of RODI
and tapwater a couple of days prior to a change. On the day I want to make the change, flick the heater on until the water is at the right temp, take the pump line and pump as much water as desired for the change into the appropriate tank.
Anyone see any obvious problems or issues with this or have any suggestions for improvement?