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Old 04-09-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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Setting up a 75 as a "sump" for a 125...

I am getting ready to build a stand for a 75 that will be used as a "planted sump" for my 125. I will have the 125 overflow into the 75, and then use a couple canisters to draw back into the 125. My question is how should I line up the water levels in both tanks? Should they be exactly lined up before the canisters are fired, or should the 75's be a little lower?

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Cannister filters aren't designed to deal with head pressure, so I don't know that it can pump the water upward very much. If the two tanks are close in height, they'll probably equilize to a level that the pumps can sustain.

With two tanks side by side like that, you could have an aquatic jungle in the sump to process nitrates from the fish!

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Are the tanks side by side, or one on top of the other?
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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The tanks will be side by side. The whole reason I am doing this is to knock those nitrates down for the count!!!
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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WOW...building a 75g planted tank to knock out nitrates on a 125g certainly is an expensive route.

Must be a really long wall
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WOW...building a 75g planted tank to knock out nitrates on a 125g certainly is an expensive route.

Must be a really long wall
Not when the 75 was free!

Plenty of room to do this in a 1400 square foot, finished basement.
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wish i knew someone that would give me a 75gal for free.
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