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connecting 3 tanks at the same height

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matt1971, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. matt1971 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    The scenario;
    3 tanks on stands all in a row that are the same height.
    From left to right:
    1. 55 gallon reeftank well established
    2. 75 gallon reeftank well established
    3. 75 gallons empty

    My empty 75 gallon was originally bought to become a sump. I'd rather have it stay on the stand and be something worth viewing yet still perform task to help water quality in the other 2 tanks. Maybe a huge refuge with some interesting critters. Maybe a section at the end with a big proteing skimmer sticking out of the top.
    One idea is to use aquarium water bridges to connect the 3 tanks. This way all tanks would be level and no flood would occur if there was a siphon failure. I would like to incorporate a pump to increase the flow between tanks but that may also increase my risk of a flood.
    I thought that first I would get the 2 reeftanks connected after getting their parameters close- then add the 3rd. Perhaps the water bridge would be a good way to slowly acclimate each tank to the others.

    Does anyone have useful comments?
  2. xmasia

    xmasia Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    http://www.linomareefs.com/topics/view/1122 take a look at this
  3. h2so4hurts

    h2so4hurts Inactive User

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    That guy's running a sump on that system. Cool tank(s) though
  4. mralanjones

    mralanjones Inactive User

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    that looks pretty cool
  5. dewdad

    dewdad Inactive User

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    that setup looks awsome and it is the start of their tank tour on the 28th, wish I had the day off!

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