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Planning to hook my tanks up to a single sump (15, 5, planning a 40 gal), recommendations?

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After I move in the summer I intend to set up a sump for all my tanks. I'm getting a heavy-duty shelf to put my two current tanks and a 40 on. I've got a fluvial 15, but I think I'm going to take the back compartment off of that as I feel it's a waste of space, and I'll add a DIY for the new intake and outtake. My other is a 5 gal running on a sponge filter. sump size for 60 fish gal of water? Filtration set ups (bio and mechanical).
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Use the 60 gallon "sump" as your main tank and convert the 15 to a sump. It's easier to maintain one big tank than a whole bunch of smaller tanks. Less cleaning, more stable, etc. IMO you are asking for a plumbing nightmare to try and hook these tanks to a single system. What's the benefit? Lots of risk overflowing the tanks, disease, algae, etc. affecting all tanks.
I was just thinking it would be an interesting project. Maybe it's not worth the effort. Can't combine everything, I have fish that need to be kept separately.
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