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Old 02-09-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Here is a pic of my setup, yet to add fish. I've 29g and 20g L. My plan is to connect both using a 4" acrylic tube (aquarium bride). This setup has Diy stands, sponge filter and k1 fluid bed bio filter along with 2 hob filters. I've as well ordered led strips for a diy lighting. I'll add the updated pics once my fishes are in

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Old 02-09-2015, 03:51 PM   #2
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Just wondering, why acrylic tubing? If you want to increase water volume, pvc would work just as well. The only reason I can see using acrylic would be a fish tunnel.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:56 PM   #3
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Exactly that's the purpose. I want to see the fish travel between tanks and not just for water flow.

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Ooohh this is going to be interesting! Make sure you take vids if you seem em goin through! I remember watch one of these on a cichlid tank, it was pretty sick.
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Sure will do. I'm equally interested in fish keeping as well diy. And there are a bunch of videos in YouTube. In any case I'll upload mine once ready.

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Perhaps the pic is deceptive but it appears as they are not the same height. As well, unless you're keeping fish only recommended for the smaller tank, I think it's a problem in the making. 4" in length or diameter ? Primary issue that comes to mind foremost is how will you seal the acrylic and glass ?


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Yep pic is not perfect. But both are at same height. And the tube is 4" in diameter and 2 feet long. The tube will be suspended above the tank, planning to have 45 degree PVC connector which will be connected to another 1 foot clear plastic tube on either side (made 2 tubes out of 2 12-1/2 inches tall spaghetti canisters). These canisters will connect to the PVC connector and submerged into the tanks on both sides.

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Attached my layout. It shows 90 degree connector, but planning to use 45 angle. The bottom line is to move water from one tank to another, so that the water will move thru the bridge to level off both tanks. Also, I'm going to run it in 15 mins interval. This will enable the fish to use the bridge when there is no flow or perhaps some might move thru the flow.

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Something I would do would be to attach another 45 degree connector to the bottom so the fish can swim straight in originally and be able to look up so they will be less nervous about it rather than having to swim in a 45 degree first. It would look like this.

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Something I would do would be to attach another 45 degree connector to the bottom so the fish can swim straight in originally and be able to look up so they will be less nervous about it rather than having to swim in a 45 degree first. It would look like this.

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Thanks a good idea. I'll think about that. Perhaps the length of the tank might be a limiting factor. On the other hand, I originally thought 45 d angle might be a better option than the 90 d. Now, that you got me thinking I feel that long slope could be an issue. What about the 90d, it is like normally fish going up and down?!
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