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wyattdurney
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PostPosted: 2008.08.17(Sun)9:01    Post subject: two tanks one pump Reply with quote

OK I know it can be done. And I am pretty sure there is a picture of one somewhere on this forum. Any one know of it.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.17(Sun)12:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean running a sump on a tank, or literally two tanks side by side running on one filter?
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PostPosted: 2008.08.24(Sun)19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

two tanks with one filter.
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Doc Daneeka
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PostPosted: 2008.08.24(Sun)20:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be able to be done, but you'd probably have to set up some kind of sump. I guess you could modify/add-on to your intake to split it into two and put one end in each tank, then have a split trough to feed water back to the tanks. Why do you want to do this anyway?

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PostPosted: 2008.08.25(Mon)1:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitely possible, but like mentioned, you'll need a sump. The last thing you want to do is to have one tank's return/intake blocked.

You might get one tank that'll overflow while the other drains!
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wyattdurney
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PostPosted: 2008.08.25(Mon)9:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found the topic marcos posted about what I am thinking of. I guess is would be like a freshwater refugium that is like a planted filter. I just don't know how it all works. Idea
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PostPosted: 2008.09.04(Thu)22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am trying to help my friend set one up and it is really hard to get the water to cycly at the same speed so one does not overflow..... Confused
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PostPosted: 2009.01.10(Sat)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of filter are you using? If it was a canister filter or a sump this should be fairly simple. Suck water out of tank 1, through the filter and back into tank 2. Then have an overflow on tank 2 feeding into tank 1.
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