Two tanks one system

FransSny

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Hi guys finally decided to sell off my pair of oscars...thus sitting with an empty tank +/- 270 l, identical to my marine tank....having an loong empty wall in my dining room thinking of putting them side by side with one display enclosure (thus would look like one tank) while to "non compatible species" could be housed any ideas on how this could be done using one sum / plumbing system ?
 

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Yes plenty ideas. Im interested in this project.You need to give me the dimensions, expectations for your cabinet look.
 

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Dude you could buy a small tank and put it in the middle. Water pumped into one tank, syphoned into the small tank and then syphoned again into the next tank. Overflow is in last tank. Inlet in first tank. Create a refugium in the middle tank.
 

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lanzo...u know im still bit new...so this time i would do a LOT of research, my one tank would have to be clowns (my son is six and would probably sabotage it if i go anohter route).....the other one I would love lionfish/eels etc ?????
 

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lol makes me think of Nemo when he was in the tank, everytime he looked at the little girls photo. Your clowns are gonna have nightmares. he he he.
Meaning seeing the lionfish just a few feet away all the time, and not because of your son.
 

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mmm predator tank, that sounds great, just remember to cover all pipes and to cover the top of the tank where the eel will be(they will find any place to jump out)
 

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thanks guys...also thinking of putting my internal overflow/s against the back of each tank and not in the corner as they r now...anybody tried this ...or any comments....also a bit lazy 2 build a new sump to handle the 2 systems so im thinking of using 4x 40l storage containers ...1st inlet+ skimmers, 2nd DSB, 3rd algea farm, 4th return has anybody done this
 
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