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Old 11-04-2005, 10:43 PM
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"Bill" wrote in message
"Angrie.Woman" Spaketh Thusly:

"Bill" wrote in message

I'm thinking of moving my entire setup - everything except tank and
lights - to some high shelves in the room below. I can run
pipes and tubing (only need
a meter or so) inside an inside wall behind the tank.

I dream about doing that. And the floor below is a closet area already.

Is there a sink close by? As much work as it's going to be to do the move
the piping, having the sink just a few steps away to be able to do water
changes - instead of lugging several 5G buckets up the steps weekly - is
actually going to save me work after a few months. I'm even planning on
running an empty PVC pipe from behind the tank to right above the sink.
be able to vacuum and dump directly into the pipe - no filling buckets
dirty water! I can replace the water in the combination sump/wet dry
filter/heater holder downstairs and let the pump move it up to the tank.
put my reactor inline with the pipe going back to the tank.

Go for it, AW! I've been dreaming myself for a few years but my current
is developing a lean so I am being forced to do some heavy work anyway.

Hadn't thought about the sink, but there is a hose bib on the floor below.
Wouldn't be too big of a deal to "t" off that and put a dedicated spigot
right under the tank. But there is a sink close too. adding a direct access
to a drain would be the tricky part.

I would need to study aquarium design though, because there wouldn't be a
back side. THe tank would be open on both sides.

I'm liking the way this is shaping up.