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Old 07-18-2004, 06:12 PM   #11
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yeh, but i'd still have to clean up all the fish poop on the substrate... but i think it would be worth it

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:28 PM   #12
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Hey, awesome idea!

I came up with something kind fo cool like that fro my friends' small house- they have a 150 gal tank that they wanted to display in either thier breakfast nook or living room, wich are basically one room and already taken up by a 100 gal tank against one wall. So I hauled their (empty) 150 gal tank and stand out into the room, with one end against the wall and the other stretching out into the room.
This divides the eating area from the living room, and you can see the aquarium from three angles.
Next, we bought four inexpensive faux bamboo blinds and one bamboo mat. We hung the filtration on the back of the aquarium against the wall, and put the canister filter under the tank in the stand. The lights were hung by hooks and chains from the ceiling, and then we hung the bamboo blinds from the ceiling, roll in, so there's a smooth "wall" hiding the chains and lights.
then we hung the other blinds under the aquarium and down to the floor, so you can't see the canister filter or supplies. One the ends we hung the mat that we cut in half and rolled it to fit.
What she has now is a bamboo wall with a reef tank inside so you can see it from three angles and see through it to the other room. To access the tank all she does is pull the cord and the blinds roll up for easy tank care!
If you wanted to do something like that, or want more details on how-to, just ask! It looks amazing.

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Old 07-18-2004, 07:27 PM   #13
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wow, that sounds really cool too! and maybe muc simpler than making a real "in wall" aqaurium. I'll have to remember that

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