I went to school for mechanical enineering so Im always looking at the jumble of cords and hoses going how can I make that more appealing how can I shorten the distance that air has to flow....
The three air pumps I have 2 small ones and a medium one are running
a brine hatchery
2x10 gallon sponge filter
1x20 gallon sponge filter
2x12" air stones
1x8" air stone
Honestly I could probably add more things If I wanted to.
Next step is to paint all the tank backgrounds on and paint all the wood stands, im waiting till im completly satisfied with the design then I will drain, paint and add the finishing touches. Im thinking of using Truck bed liner as a paint on the stands. All the tops are MDF and I dont want them to swell from water being spilled on them.
Notice my air pumps are about 2 inches from the distribution block. and all runs are short and direct.
The check valves are all equally spaced etc, my girlfriend calls me neurotic I say im passionate.
None of the hoses are spliced unless going from clear to black or from hose to filter.
Honestly Im running out of room for aquarium supplies so I have to use the stand walls.
All the air hoses you see are black and the ones you dont see are the more cost effective clear tubing. (after the pics I changed the clear tubing on the filters in the two tanks to black.)
Just wait till its all done.