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sump vs individually filtered

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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby dbarron87 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:48 am

Wow that really seems like some setup. that sounds very sophisticated but i am glad it does the job :)
I am hoping to have all the tanks with in our bedroom and our main tanks in the living room.

I would never have thought about putting together a system like the one ypou mentioned above thank you for the idea :)
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby POS_miniracer » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:39 am

It sounds more complicated then it really is.
We just wanted to get away from hauling buckets.
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby dbarron87 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:18 pm

I know the feeling of lugging buckets around very well, thats the way i do it.
However i must admit when i first started i was carrying around 3litre bottles to fill the tanks and containers to empty but i'm glad im away from those days.
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby Getthejist » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:34 pm

What do you use to do water changes for bigger aquariums because so far i just use a glass jug which i use for my 10 gallon my 2 5's and any other tanks i have.
When in doubt get another tank.
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby dbarron87 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:37 pm

I now use 30 litre containers put in about 20 litres of water, it makes my life so much more easier.
the containers were taken from a storage unit i brought from asda originally used to hold computer spares .
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby Getthejist » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:44 pm

do you fill them up using those aswell
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby dbarron87 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:06 pm

Yes i do now from water from the shower so i can get roughly a similar tempreture.
i however wasn't able to do any of this until oved because of the way our taps were at our previous flat.
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby Getthejist » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:10 pm

arent they quite heavy though i might have to deal with 10-15 litres because i can lift 20kgs but i doubt that i could for that long
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby dbarron87 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:15 pm

At your age don't push yourself, look after your body. also when carry weights be sure to keep a traight back as you really could cause yourself harm.
At the beginning of doing it yes i did find it quite heavy, with the tanks being roughly 5ft high i did struggle however looking after my lil girl carrying her around and doing it so often i now don't find myself struggling not unless i am in some sort of pain at the time.
I do it in larger containers as it means less water drippage and quicker time, when you have a 2 year old running around constant you just want jobs done pretty quick so you can keep an eye on them haha.
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Re: sump vs individually filtered

Postby Getthejist » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:23 pm

I know i shouldnt push myself so ill probably stick with 10 litre which is only 10 kgs which i can manage reasonably easily
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