1. Rather than building your own fishroom, help someone else build theirs -find out the mistakes that can be made and what equipment is essential
Ok everyone. Here is your chance to "help someone else build theirs"
I currently have 65 tanks between 10 and 55 gallons in a small fishroom and am planning to add around 35 more tanks (probably 20 gallons) over the next year or two. I currently have two small Hailea air compressors driving a sponge or box filter in each tank. Each compressor is connected to a distribution manifold. Each manifold outlet is connected to a brass gang valve by standard 1/4" airline tubing. The two air compressors are fairly noisy, but that doesn't bother me at all.
I want to build an air system for my expanded fishroom. I would rather have 50% too much rather than 5% too little. I don't have any experience so I have a lot of questions. I'm looking for opinions. All are welcome.
My strawman idea is this. Build a pvc loop suspended from the ceiling and connect a single linear piston compressor to the loop. Some of my questions are:
Is a single linear piston compressor the right choice? How big? Is a loop the correct configuration? What size pvc? Should I install my own taps or buy pretapped lengths of pvc? Can I construct the pvc loop and connect my current two air compressors before I purchase the linear piston compressor?
Thanks in advance. I hope this is an appropriate use of this forum.
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