Alright update for everyone.
I have all tanks up and running. Ran into a few snags along the way, but nevertheless all systems are go.
Here are a few quick cell phone pics I took
Wide shot of all 8 20L
The 4 tanks on the left will be TB/CRS tanks and the tanks to the right will be Tiger/Neo's.
Close up of soon to be TB and CRS tanks (I used ADA Africana as the substrate for this system)
A close up shot of the ADA Africana. I really like the color of this substrate, I think it will make the colors of the BKK really stand out.
Here is a photo of the plumbing of this beast system.
The top tanks overflow to the second row. Then the second row drops to the sumps.
I still have some things to acquire; e.i. 2 more 48" T8 10k bulbs, a power strip that will allow me to turn off individual items like pumps for each system during the water changes (thinking I will go with "American Dj PC-100A Powerswitcher" http://www.guitarcenter.com/American...c?esid=PC+100A
). Decided to use this strip because I have a friend who works at guitar center and can hook me up with a lower price than the retail cost.
I am also trying to fix an issue with the plumbing. There are a lot of bubbles coming out of the returns on the second shelf tanks (which are the overflow drains from the top tanks). I am thinking of going to 1 1/2 PVC reverse durso's to possible help resolve the issue. I am still learning as I go lol
, which isn't the most cost effective way of doing things, but still fun learning.
As this thing is coming together I am still trying to figure out which shrimps to get as far as Neo's and tigers. I know I definitely want BTOE and PFR. But still undecided on
On the TB/CRS side I think
1st tank: Low grade CRS to Mix with BKK to eventually breed more BKK
2nd tank: High grade CRS SSS+ or K14 (which I think are really the same thing)
3rd tank: Golden Bees and Blue Bolts to eventually breed more BBs
4th tank: I have no idea as of yet
Any thoughts input.........