11-15-2013, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jaysee
A lot of people consider addiction to be a disease. I recognized I had a problem when I had more than 20 tanks. Now I have scaled back to just 5. Well, 5 show tanks...11 counting the supporting tanks.
Again, just a suggestion - that's a LOT of substrate. I would remove a lot of it, so that it's no more than an inch higher than the trim.
I usually do have a few high and a few low, however with this sand, I had a few filter motors stop and I had to clean them out because they got some grains in them, so i am paranoid now.. thats why I threw extra filtration in there.. the AC70's don't sit on the top molding well, they are ghetto rigged currently, I plan on getting two AC110's (I am scared of canisters, I always here they leak and I have a particle board stand. so I'll stick with HOB for now) Also I will be adding a small Powerhead for current and that should help stagger the filtration as well as promote me to keep the filters up high as to avoid getting sand in them - the sand I have is a very thick grain, almost a fine gravel.
The substrate was reduced dramatically upon switching it out of that weird 84 gallon long tank (72"x15"x18") - on a side note, I am still confused where the guy I brought it off of got it.. I cant seem to even determine if 84g have ever existed in the hobby.. must be a custom.. but why that footprint? a 100 gallon would only be 3" wider and just about take up the the same space.
Originally Posted by rickey
I had 22 tanks in the house at one time. This is how I got the go ahead to build my first fishroom. Come to think of it, probably was not such a good idea because, there are way more that 22 how. I guess there are far worse thing I could throw money at and what's a couple 100,000 dollar over the passed 40 years to buy my happiness.
I want your life.
Last edited by UncleEasy3000; 11-15-2013 at 03:53 PM..
Reason: Didn't want to double post.