Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pasadena, california
For all of you who have, are going to, or have thought about keeping a farm tank (or 10); what do you think the proportions of the farm tank should be in relation to your main display?
My thought on the purpose of a farm tank is to allow us to indulge in the collectoritis we all do, or soon will suffer from while keeping the main display uncluttered. This allows plants to be rotated in and out during rescapes and provides an area to grow out decent amounts of materials, provide trading fodder etc.
My thought lately is that a surface area of 2-3x the main display, with a height of at least 12" would be ideal. So, for example, a 40b farm tank would be a good match to a 20 high or 60p display tank. I would be tempted to put a sump on it as a place to keep rocks and planted driftwood...Ahh, a slippery slope indeed...