02-14-2006, 10:02 AM
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| | Grow-out rack, or....
By summertime I would like to have two 33gal (48x12x13) or two 50gal long tanks to grow out stem plants, ferns, crypts, foreground plants, etc. and a bunch of 10gal tanks or plastic tubs for growing mosses. If I build a grow-out rack I'd like to use one 10gal for each type of plant (maybe two types). If I set 4 10gal tanks front to back so the sides are facing out, is there any way to link them together in order to use one filter? This is probably too complicated and expensive to be practical and I may end up trying to locate the smallest 48" tank possible, which seems to be a 33gal. I can use screens or plexiglass to divide the sections for the various plants.
There are a ton of variables to consider before I decide to actually move on this plan. I have the room now but money and construction/maintenance time are the biggies. I even had a thought that it could be an investment for the club, ie. easily suppliying new members with plants and making deals with local shops in order to get our name out. Also, I think I am going to have to make a decision - grow-out rack, discus, or setting up a saltwater tank in the master bedroom. I can't have them all...
Last edited by Troy McClure; 02-14-2006 at 10:06 AM..