Splitting Air Pump Between Two Tanks
Alright, so I'm going to assume that what I'm thinking of is probably a bad idea, but I wanted to check in here before nixing it.
I'm going to have a 20g long main tank and a 10g quarantine tank that I may also use to split or propagate plants or give bullied fish a break, etc. The 20 will certainly be planted and the 10 will likely end up being.
I'm going to be using an air pump driven sponge filter. I was wondering if it's possible to use a T juncture to split the airflow to provide pump filtration to both tanks on one pump?
If I were to do so, I assume it would merely half the pump power per tank, so if I were to go with a 20 gallon pump, it would only be 10 and 10 filtration power. Would a 40 pump be the way to go, then? The specific brand I'm looking at has "10-20", "20-40" and "40-60" gallon options.
Is this all a terribly bad idea?