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Multiple Breeding tank setups, please share

I am looking to make a rack that holds many smaller tanks of all the same size for breeding various livestock and plants.
I was thinking 2-6 tanks on top and 2-6 tanks below on the rack.

1. Use one light strip that covers all the tanks to save money
2. What filters to use for all the tanks
3. How to heat all the tanks
4. Would dividing a tank be more economical

I would like to see your setups, please feel free to post pics and comments of what you would or are doing. Thank you!
I have iron double 29g stand and a double 55g iron stand. I would be open to buying another stand if its more ideal.
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i have a small one going...

1. just make sure you dont have low light plants and high light plants on the same rack. obviously you have to keep this in mind.

2. sponge filters are the only way to go. i have a Whisper Deepwater300 running 9 sponge filters with no problems. if you want to be safe you can look for bigger ones or even a blower.

3. if you have a room that you can keep at a steady temp that would be the best way. you could buy a room heater and a window air conditioner unit if its to cold or hot. i still have regular heaters in all my tanks just to be safe, even though my room is pretty steady 78f. others might have better suggestions.

4. dividing tanks would work but imo smaller tanks will give you more options and much easier to change your setup in the future. if you do divide no plastic ones if thats what your thinking, silicone glass in is the only way to go.

if you would like to run the whole system on a sump it would fix a lot of these problems. the bad thing about a sump is illness can spread to all tanks. but if you qt and keep a eye on things i think its the best way to go. if you think you would like to try this way i or someone can for sure give you more details.

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125g 5 Blood parrots, 1 Green Severum, 8 Dension Barbs, 10 Yoyo Loaches, 1 RTS
75g Angelfish, 3 EBGR, 4 Siames Alage Eaters, 12 Harlequin Rasboars, 1 BN Pleco, 1 Swordtail
33g long cherry shrimp, 8 pygmy corys, 5 ottos
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Multiple Breeding tank setups, please share

I have 4 10g tanks in my workshop. All have an aqua filter and a sponge. Lighting is cheap smd led strips above the tanks. All have their own heater as well.

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8g Fluval 1M CT Betta
125g 5 Blood parrots, 1 Green Severum, 8 Dension Barbs, 10 Yoyo Loaches, 1 RTS
75g Angelfish, 3 EBGR, 4 Siames Alage Eaters, 12 Harlequin Rasboars, 1 BN Pleco, 1 Swordtail
33g long cherry shrimp, 8 pygmy corys, 5 ottos
15g 2 GBR
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This is a old pic, but it was cheap to do.
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