Once I move, I'm thinking about building a sump out of a stock tank to filter the tank or pond that I will be breeding cichlids in. Has anyone built a sump using a stock tank? Is it a good idea? What are some of the pros and cons of using a stock tank vs a traditional glass aquarium?
I am going to get a 300 gallon stock tank soon (once I've finished some of my existing projects) so I can start breeding cichlids. Has anyone here built a DIY canister filter? If so, what did you use for the filter body, a 5 gallon bucket, PVC pipe? What did you use for media?
Many people may find it difficult to control their nitrate, as many have too many fish, overfeed, or just don't feel like doing water changes. Nitrates can also be an issue in larger tanks, as it's harder to change out such large amounts of water. This thread is the solution to nitrate - These...
Here are a few shots of the 90 gallon stand we built. It was constructed from 2x3's & 1/2" birch plywood. Currently we are installing the background in the tank and hope to have it in place and filled this weekend. Will post pics as we make progress.