[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: multi-tank filtration, other ideas
back to the drawing board for you shane :) How would you feed the fish in
the bottom of the tank ? would you have to pull out the top critter keepers
to get to the ones at the bottom ?
"Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level,
then beat you with experience."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shane Essary" <sessary at mail_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 11:50 PM
Subject: multi-tank filtration, other ideas
> Considering the overwhelming response of my "plumbing" problem, I've
actually been thinking of some other potential solutions, maybe someone
could give it a once over and see if there may be other issues to consider:
> tanks within tanks:
> I got this idea from something I used to do a couple years ago with decent
success. Basically, I'd pick eggs from my Ap. lineatus "gold" and place
them in a "breeder net" like some use for guppies and the like. This way,
the eggs benefit from a more stable environment (temp & water chemistry..
think small butter dish vs. 20 gallons). I got great hatches from both the
LIN and from another epiplatys (can't remember for the life of me what they
were.. 3 stripes on the posterior).
> Anyway, the idea is to use the critter keepers with the slotted tops.
stack them in a larger tank (say 30gallon+), you may have to weight the
bases down, I don't know. fill the 30 gallon tank. The slots allow water
to circulate via osmosis (and any filtration in the main tank could also aid
> This would basically allow the benefits of "central filtration" and
"larger water volume" while reducing potential plumbing disasters, etc. The
slotted style critter keepers would keep fish apart, and if you breed
"naturally", then the fry would be able to swim through the slots into the
"main" tank area and hide in a big bush of javamoss in between tanks or
something. There could be issues with some fish (top water fish), but that
could be resolved, potentially, by:
> one layer of tanks, water level just above slotted area, so that there's
actually "air" contact. Same benefits, although lower water volume.
> Crackpot ideas? Just wondering..
> FREE Personalized Email at Mail.com
> Sign up at http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup
> See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to unsubscribe
See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to unsubscribe