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Old 05-14-2011, 09:07 AM   #21
 
Man I wish I could do this...
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #22
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How will you run 3 tanks with 1 pump? wont the higher level tank lose pressure?
It would if you directly tubed them to the pump but my main pump tube will go to the highest point on the setup before splitting off to all the tanks, which should help equalize the pressure (I hope anyways).
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:01 PM   #23
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Well so far spent $80 with tax on the storage rack, $40 on 6 58 quart storage containers (roughly 14.5 gallons). I still need to complete my order on fosters which is at $150 so far maybe more, find a larger storage container for the sump and buy my tubing and fittings. Looking like my new goal is under $400.... but I did decide to use 4 of these 58 quart storage containers instead of 2 bigger ones and 1 smaller one so I will get an extra tank out of it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #24
 
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wow

how do they look on the stand...pretty legit?i am setting up another propagation/breeding stand of tanks myself and was wondering about the looks of the containers Vs ten gallon tanks as they are both pretty cheap and easy to maintain.i want mine to be cost effective and cant spend more than 200 but i want it to look decent and some of the bins dont look to hot and are a bit flimsy when you need to move em with a bit of water.did you go with rubbermaid.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:40 PM   #25
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They will defiantly not be moving when water is present in them but I feel they will hold the water stationary, I was actually going to buy a 105 quart one for my sump but it felt to flimsy to support the weight of the water, so now I'm looking at a 90 quart thats out of stock. The main reason I went with 58 quarts is I could comfortably fit 2 per shelf, and I'm just buying the cheap sterilite containers as if I start spending the money on the rubbermaids I might as well just wait for the $1 per gallon tank sale at petco to come up.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #26
 
Post progress pics please! Im looking forward to seeing how you are setting this up.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:29 PM   #27
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Pictures once construction starts, so far only thing assembled is the storage rack, and I even had to put it together twice due to lack of attention on my part.

Also I would like to hear some ideas of what else I should breed in this setup, I'm looking for fish that will do ok as a pair in a 15 gallon tank and will have at least a value of $4 selling to a local fish shop.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #28
 
try the similar M. Ramzeri... I will try my hand at them and I love the way they look
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #29
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I just picked up a 50 gallon acrylic tank for $20..... thinking of how I could add this into my system.....

Oh and I would try the Blue Rams but my pH is probably too high for them, with the system I am developing I could easily change the pH but they wouldn't do well once at the LFS unless they used RO water.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:31 PM   #30
 
Oh sorry... my ph is 6.0 and my lfs averages 6.8
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