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zeb_nz 09-02-2006 02:41 AM

one large filter?
 
I am going to get 6-8 tanks to breed my plecos, can anyone tell me it would be ok to run off a large sump? I was worried about cross contamination of the water, but if I keep my fish healthy and have a quarantine tank ready for any emergencies, I will run a large UV. Do you think that I will get away with this?

Lupin 09-02-2006 06:05 AM

IMO, a sponge filter is enough for small breeding tanks. A sump is best in a large main tank.

zeb_nz 09-02-2006 06:44 AM

I dont like sponges, but i might be willing to.

Lupin 09-02-2006 06:47 AM

It's better to spend less than too much. Sponge filters are enough for a small breeding tank. A sump alone for each small tank is unnecessary.

zeb_nz 09-02-2006 06:52 AM

I was thinking about one large sump for the all the tanks, allot cheaper. Heaters are $60 here. the tanks will be from 30-50 gal so I do not think a sponge will work.

Lupin 09-02-2006 06:58 AM

:shock2: Each tank at that size? Go for the sump then.

zeb_nz 09-02-2006 02:21 PM

That is what I am afraid of, if one of my breeder gets sick then it could all go down the drain :( but then its cheaper to do it this way. Would it be expensive to run 8 canister filters and 8 300 watt heaters? because this is the way I am leaning to.

Lupin 09-02-2006 07:16 PM

Bit rough, innit?:brow:http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/ubb/wink.gif Everything has pros and cons.:nicefish:

zeb_nz 09-02-2006 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue
Bit rough, innit?:brow:http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/ubb/wink.gif Everything has pros and cons.:nicefish:

:?: :?:

Lupin 09-02-2006 09:01 PM

Zeb, I meant to say that the sump has pros and cons.
To translate the first sentence, here:
Bit rough, isn't it?


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