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Old 05-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #11
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I have no idea what you guys are talking about lol i feel stupid. The way it was explained was that it's like turning a full water bottle upside down into water. you take the pipe fill it up with water and just flip it fast into the tank
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you pump the air out and its displaced with water same idea if you take a glass put it in your sink under water let it fill with water turn it upside down and lift it out of the water leaving the rim just under the water line

here is a great video it will help you understand
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I like the vacuum idea. It would be the way I would go about it. Keeps from having to flip the entire tube.
Make sure to match water parameters before mixing the tanks though.
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I like the vacuum idea. It would be the way I would go about it. Keeps from having to flip the entire tube.
Make sure to match water parameters before mixing the tanks though.
great point do a major water change first but will work great if everything is new and it cycles all at once
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Another option would be to, once its filled, add a pipe and pump that moves water from one tank to the other. Creating a slight current through the clear tubing. One that you can hide.
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it works great the only suggestion i have is to put a pump in pumping water from one tank to the other i will keep circulation into both tanks and through your bridge iam building one out of plexi glass now so i can see the fish pass through.
yeaah i said that i like a decoritve fountain but thats just me and i add onto the hose
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you can find clear pvc online much cheaper. i like the look of the plexiglass tho because its flat and it doesnt distort the fish through the glass. one way to fill it is drill a hole through a cork and put an airline tube through it and stick it in the bottom of you bridge and just suck the air out. as the water rises the cork will float up into your bridge and in between breaths kink the airline hose. its sounds more complicated then it really is. i hope to do this within the next year but idk if its gonna happen.

look at this site for the pvc bridge

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defiantly like plexiglass better for all the work it is i only want to do it once and my pump worked great for taking all the air out of my trial version
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Wouldn't there be a problem with pressures changing?
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If the vacuum within the bridge is maintained then it should not be a problem.
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