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Old 10-03-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Two tanks, one filter?

Hi, the idea of sumps confuses me: can a sump be used to run two tanks off one filter? I'm talking FW setups here, rather than SW.

Basically my problem is this: I have a new 30G and a new 20G, and I'd like to run both of them off one filter setup. Is this possible?

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Possible, but complicated, inadvisable (a common filter means that any disease introduced to one tank will affect both tanks within minutes), and likely just as expensive as having two filters.

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I have two rubbermaid growout tubs bridged together with PVC pipe and filtered together.
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