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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Storage tote project.

I was thinking of buying a storage tote to use as a QT in case my future finned friends get sick.
It would be one of those 14 gallon totes.
It would be the first ""tank"" I own.
Essentially I'd fill a corner with gravel and a hide, and in another corner i would keep a diy sponge filter http://youtu.be/KrLYm-ZDGLw, and in the next corner i would keep a HOB Filter and another hide, and in the last corner I would have a custom filter like this: http://youtu.be/lYyEHHmeZY0.
After I had all this in place I'd put in a heater, crank it up to 78, and dose it with ammonia and cycle it. (might put some plants in if I can get em)
3 filters total. 2 for my (hopefully) future tanks and the last one for the actual storage tote.
I cant do this any time soon so I'm just thinking ahead for now.
But I figure it's worth thinking about.
I'd like to hear what you all think.
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Cycle with only one filter if you're unsure when the other tanks will come down the pike. When you are closer to getting them add the filters then.

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Brand New, a 14 gallon tote is more than the cost of a bare tank at the $1 a gallon sales.

If you want to get started on the cheap, Craigslist is king.


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